Elmira Fire Department Honors Fire Fighters

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“It’s just been a joy working for the fire department for the last 44 years.  It’s time for me to move on and let the new blood come in.”
        Elmira fire fighters are moving on up the ladder.
        Some are new hires and some are now promoted.
        Family and friends gathered at the fire hall today to honor both.
        Former Captain, Carlo Masia is now the deputy chief of the Elmira fire department. 
        Masia says he’s happy to take on the new responsibilities, he can’t help but reminisce. 
        “If I had to do it all over again, I’d start with day one and start all over again.  Trade places with these recruits coming in. It’s been a great job.”
        Daniel Lutz was also promoted.
        He;s now a lieutenant.
        But for him, being a proud member of the Fire company runs in his family.
        “So I grew up knowing a lot of the way this place opperates and everything and it’s always been pretty cool following in his footsteps being able to carry on the torch.”
        Lutz’s father, Robert is a retired Elmira Fire captain and couldn’t be happier for his sonn
         “I’m very proud of him how he has conducted himself throughout his life and his professional life for the last 10 year.  I have shown him some thinsgs through the fire department, but he’s his own person and he just has taken it and ran with it.”
        Lance Snyder is promoted to captain, Scott Temple is promoted to captain and Christopher Putney is promoted to Lieutenant.
        Joshua Clark and Michael Palmieri were both welcomed as new hires. 

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