Lead Clermont participants tour fire station

It was like their first visit to the fire station as a young child. None of the participants in the LEAD Clermont Class of 2009, a leadership program of Clermont 20/20, could have envisioned what was in that big, round metal structure at the corner of Clough Pike and Withamsville-Tobasco Road.

The Union Township Fire Department and the Clermont County Water Department collaborated to build a state of the art facility, one of only five in the U.S., to provide both water and fire/EMS services for the township.

A tour of the facility, by Tom Yeager from the Water Resources Department and Fire Chief Stan Deimling, showed how the firefighters live and work.