WHITMAN — The Whitman Fire Department is pleased to announce that Whitman Fire Lt. Timothy Clancy has been appointed to serve as the town’s new fire chief.
The Whitman Board of Selectmen made the announcement at its May 18 meeting. Lt. Clancy will assume the position July 9, following the retirement of Chief Timothy Grenno.
Lt. 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, Lt. Clancy was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2008.
Lt. Clancy also 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 enrolled 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.
Chief Grenno emphasized Lt. Clancy’s ability to make smart decisions, his expertise and competence in the field and his willingness to continue learning about fire safety as the many reasons he supported his promotion to fire chief.
“Lt. Clancy has not stopped in his efforts to excel in every aspect of his job. Throughout our time working together, his abilities have made my job much easier,” Chief Grenno said. “I’m proud to support the appointment of Lt. Clancy and wish him the best of luck as he leads the Whitman Fire Department in the future.”