Clinton Fire Museum Ready For Visitors


Clinton Fire Department will be opening its museum at the Franklin Springs fire station this month.


As of now the Museum in Fire Station No. 2 will be open by appointment and at random if anyone from the department is on site. School groups and other organiz-ations are welcome to set up a time to browse through decades of memorabilia and artifacts that highlight the history of the department since the mid-1800s.


However, the Museum will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.


A Kid’s Corner allows young people to put on turnout gear (kid size), sit in a jump seat, try the lights, siren and bell and as former Clinton Fire Chief Bill Huther said, maybe get the desire to join some day.


A list of chiefs since 1866 takes up a part of one wall. On other walls are photos from some of the larger fires in the department’s history, pieces of equipment and fire prevention tips….



The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.