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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