The Carver Fire Department was started in the late 1800s as a volunteer department. It remains a paid on-call organization with 32 firefighters, responding to over 160 calls a year. The Department is proud of the community it serves: City of Carver, Dahlgren Township, and San Francisco Township.
Fire Station History
The fire station, completed in 2005, is located at 801 Jonathan Carver Parkway. The original station was located at 108 Fourth Street East, Old Carver Fire Hall. Built about 1880, it served as the Carver Fire Hall and was used to store fire fighting vehicles and equipment. In the 1880s the Carver Fire Department had regular monthly meetings.
By 1894 the volunteer Carver Fire Department had one horse-drawn hook and ladder wagon and one hose cart. Now the department serves its community with:
- Three Engines
- One Rescue Truck
- One Tanker
- One Brush Utility
- One Command Vehicle
- One Boat
In October, the Fire Department hosts an open house. You can meet the firefighters, go on a fire truck ride, enjoy food, and learn important fire safety information. It is a great event in the community of Carver; you won't want to miss it!
Fire Prevention Week
During fire prevention week in October, the Fire Department hosts an event at the Fire Station to educate students about fire safety.