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Cooperstown Fire Deparment

Reducing Fires, Department Makes Village Better Place To Do Business

Reducing Fires,

Department Makes

Village Better Place

To Do Business

Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.business – Fire Chief Jim Tallman pauses by his department’s vintage 1952 Mack firetruck, Engine 4, which protected the village until 1995. today, it leads the department in parades.

By LIBBY CUDMORE

COOPERSTOWN

According to Jim Tallman, Cooperstown Fire Chief, if you really want to know what’s good in a new town, go ask at the fire hall on Chestnut Street.
“Whenever I go someplace, I always stop in at their fire department,” he said. “I like to see what they’re doing, but I also ask for recommendations of where to eat and what to see. And people do the same here when they come in.”
As an unofficial branch of the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce – and for its work in protecting and serving the community –

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