Serving the community: Clay Fire Chief Dan Ford

"Everyone grows on one another over time," Ford said.

Because the town of Clay has been expanding commercially and in population, Ford said the department has a parcel of land near the intersection of Route 31 and Stearns Road that could possibly become the town's third station. "With time it will depend on the development and growth in the area," Ford said. "The economy will dictate that."

For now, Ford and the crew are diligent on skills and training with drill sessions held every other Wednesday in conjunction with the Cicero and Brewerton fire departments. The crew also has access to Firefighter I courses that are held on Saturdays.

Community members interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter for the town of Clay can call 652-4242 on Tuesday nights between 6:30 and 10 p.m.

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