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LOCKPORT – Matthew O. Streckewald has been promoted from captain to assistant chief of the Lockport Fire Department, Alderman and Fire Board member Patrick W. Schrader said Wednesday.

Streckewald, a 32-year veteran, replaces Bruce K. Scheffler, who retired at the end of last year after 38 years in the department.

Robert A. Haley was promoted to captain to fill Streckewald’s former spot, and Firefighter Benjamin L. Lesold was in turn promoted to lieutenant.