In an effort to address the status of Lewistown Borough’s current fire companies, members of the borough council hosted John Senft, a consultant for public fire protection, Thursday night, during a Streets Committee meeting at the Lewistown Borough Municipal Building.
The report that was presented was funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development, as requested by the borough. Senft, a retired fire chief and career firefighter, offered several recommendations and options that the borough could explore to improve fire protection services throughout the borough.
Lewistown is the largest borough within Mifflin County, with an estimated population of 8,205, as of the 2010 census, so Senft stated that effective and efficient services are necessary. He also noted that it is the responsibility and authority of the borough to provide adequate fire protection services for residents.