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L-R: Clinton Mayor Gill Goering, President Joan Stewart and Clinton Fire Chief Mark Young
L-R: Clinton Mayor Gill Goering, President Joan Stewart and Clinton Fire Chief Mark Young
PHOTO: BY LAURA C. LAUREY

Ladder Truck Demonstration Caps Gift Ceremony

By Vige Barrie
Posted June 9, 2010
Tags Clinton community President Joan Stewart
Clinton Mayor Robert G. (Gill) Goering and members of the Clinton Fire Department brought the department’s new $1 million ladder truck to the Hamilton College campus on Tuesday, June 8, and presented President Joan Stewart with a personalized fire helmet in a small ceremony. After the presentation, Stewart and members of her office staff were hoisted above the library roof via the new ladder in a demonstration of the truck’s 100-foot ladder’s reach.

The college donated $250,000 toward the purchase of the truck, and on the side of the truck’s ladder is painted “Clinton Fire Rescue – Home of Hamilton College.” The truck replaces a 23-year-old piece of equipment that became outdated and increasingly costly to maintain.

“Hamilton College and the Town of Kirkland are fortunate to have the protection of highly trained volunteer firefighters,” added Stewart. “Proper equipment is essential to them, and Hamilton is pleased to make this contribution to the fire department and, by extension, to our neighbors in Clinton. It is a gift made with gratitude for the vitally important work done by these dedicated volunteers.”

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