WHITMAN — The Whitman Fire Department is pleased to announce that Timothy Clancy has officially taken over as Chief of the Department.
The Whitman Board of Selectmen made the announcement at its May 18 meeting that then Lt. Clancy would assume the position on Friday, July 9, following the retirement of Chief Timothy Grenno.
A swearing-in ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 6 at Whitman Town Hall, and Chief Clancy was pinned by his daughter Kiley while his wife Danielle looked on. He was sworn in by Whitman Town Clerk Dawn Varley.
Chief Clancy began his career as a call firefighter in Whitman in 1991 before his promotion to full-time work in the department in 1997. From there, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2008.
Chief Clancy currently serves as an instructor at the Massachusetts Fire Academy and has been an instructor for emergency medical teaching services and paramedic training in the past. He is a Certified Fire Officer Levels 1, 2 and 3, and a Certified Fire Instructor Levels 1 and 2.
A graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, he has a master's degree in fire science from Anna Maria College.
He is currently en-rolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and holds multiple training certificates from both the Massachusetts Fire Academy and National Fire Academy.
He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Fire Academy/Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management Chief Fire Officer Program.
"I am looking forward to making some promotions soon and to continue moving the department into the future by making sure our firefighters are well-trained, well-equipped and ready to maintain the level of service the town expects and deserves," Chief Clancy said. "I appreciate the assistance I have received as I have settled into my new role, and commend Chief Grenno for his hard work leading the department over the past decade."