LEWISTON — Paul Fournier has been promoted to captain of Platoon C of the Lewiston Fire Department. 

His duties will include being in charge of maintenance and repairs for the department’s six firetrucks and seven support and staff vehicles.

A member of the department since 1983, Fournier was promoted in 1994 to lieutenant with service on Engine 1, Ladder 1, and for many years on Engine 7 at Central Station.

Over the years, he has also served the Firefighters Association in multiple ways, including station representative, union treasurer, vice president and president. Fournier has also served on various department committees, including focusing on redefined fire response districts associated with assignments of fire units.

In addition, he has provided the department with vast computer technical support and played a major role in building the current 911 Communications Center database utilized to dispatch Lewiston fire units to emergency calls.