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Lewiston Fire Company to get federal money to recruit new firefighters

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded $25,036 in federal funds to help in its continuing advertising program to recruit news firefighters, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday.

The money from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant Program will allow the Lewiston Fire Company to purchase advertising materials it otherwise could not afford, Gillibrand said.

Chief Michael Penzotti, the Lewiston fire company’s grant manager, said the new funding “is going to help us recruit new firefighters so that we can better serve the community and keep residents safe.” “The fact is,” Penzotti continued, “we’re always looking for new members and the easiest way to become a member is by calling me at 716-754-4487.”