Joint Propane Training For Fire Departments Held In Clyman

(Clyman) Crews with the Clyman, Reeseville and Lowell Fire Departments teamed up to conduct a propane training exercise this week. The departments run auto-aid between the three municipalities, meaning that each station would respond to an emergency situation upon request. Clyman Fire Chief Eric Howlett explains the benefits of the exercise. He says it is important to how many gallons are involved, especially if it involves an overturned truck on the highway. The Clyman Fire Department, which started as the Clyman Fire Company in 1909, began assisting the area fire calls with their first piece of equipment – a horse dawn hand pumper. Over time, their assets grew and the Company was sold to the Village and Town of Clyman for $1.00 dollar. The Department is entirely volunteer based and Howlett says there is always a need for help. Howlett says if anyone is interested in signing up they should contact their local fire chief who will provide necessary gear and paperwork. He says there is roughly six months of training but a cadet will receive turnout gear once they pass the written portion of the certification process so they can ride along on calls.