There was a packed house Monday night during the Sidney City Council meeting when Sidney Fire Department’s newest lieutenant, Ryan Heitman, was introduced and Sidney’s dispatchers were honored.
Sidney Fire Chief Brad Jones introduced Heitman to council and the roughly 70 some people in attendance. Jones told the crowd Heitman’s promotion was effective Monday, April 8, 2019, as he was officially sworn-in as Sidney newest fire lieutenant that afternoon at Fire Station No. 1 by Mayor Mike Barhorst.
Heitman started with the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services on Sept. 25, 2006. Jones said he is a firefighter/paramedic as well as a fire instructor, fire investigator, fire inspector, HazMat tech, and is a current member of the health and safety committee. Heitman was also named Sidney Firefighter of the Year in 2012. He and his wife Holly live in Houston with their three boys, Blake, Landon and Austin.