What's Working Somewhere: The Carver Fire Department

Deborah Parker reviews why the Carver, MA, Fire Department is able to recruit and retain its call members.


A Massachusetts Call Department Is Turning Away Applicants. What's Going On? Fire Chief Craig Weston needs five more firefighters to meet his personnel requirements in Carver, MA. The chief's biggest problem, however, is that he needs only five more call firefighters right now -- and 23 men and...


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DEBORAH PARKER is a public relations and marketing writer, a volunteer firefighter/EMT and rehab officer, a public fire and life safety educator and a member of the Franklin County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).