Plympton-Wyoming settles fired firefighter lawsuit

A tow truck operator from Preferred Towing watches as Pumper No. 1 from the Wyoming department is righted. The vehicle slid into a ditch responding to a pick up truck on fire in a soybean field on London Line . A lawsuit has now been settled between one of the firefighters involved who had been fired by former Chief, Steve Clemens.

Plympton-Wyoming has settled a lawsuit launched by a former firefighter who said the town failed to investigate complaints about harassment.

But the town is saying little about the deal reached with former Wyoming firefighter Carrie Ann Wilson in a news release issued Tuesday.

Wilson filed a $120,000 lawsuit against the municipality in July 2022 after a series of actions which led to her dismissal during the tenure of former fire chief Steve Clemens.

According to Wilson’s statement of claim, after a fire truck crashed in a field, another senior firefighter had launched a verbal assault that left her “afraid for her safety.”

Clemens, she said, had promised to investigate, but that probe ended in chaos with firefighters being let go and protests by citizens.

After nearly a year of legal discussion, the town announced today it had reached agreement with Wilson on her lawsuit in a one paragraph news release.

It reads in part, “The Town of Plympton-Wyoming would like to thank Ms. Wilson for her years of dedicated service to the community. In addition, it is confirmed that Ms. Wilson’s departure from the Town was effected on a ‘without cause’ basis. As this matter has been resolved to both parties’ satisfaction, neither the Town nor Ms. Wilson will be making any further comments.”

The town did not say what the legal settlement costs nor how much the legal bill from the lawsuit will be.


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