First Responder Friday honors Long Beach's first female paid firefighter, Catherine Lewis

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Friday, April 2, 2021
First Responder Friday honors Firefighter Catherine Lewis
Amy Freeze honors Long Beach's first paid female firefighter, Catherine Lewis.

LONG BEACH, New York (WABC) -- This First Responder Friday we honor Firefighter Catherine Lewis.

This month, 28-year-old Lewis becomes Long Beach, New York's first female paid firefighter in the department.

She attended Colgate University and has a Master's Degree from Hunter College.

She was just 9 years old when 9/11 happened and says the attack was part of her inspiration to serve as a first responder.

Long Beach is the only Long Island town with a paid firefighting department.

Congratulations on the new job and thank you for your service, Catherine!

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