Fire chief announcement expected soon


The City of Rochester should have a new fire chief soon, says Mayor Tom Richards. In an interview this afternoon, Richards said he expects to announce a replacement for former Chief John Caufield shortly. Caufield left the department in the spring to become mid-Atlantic regional director of the National Fire Protection Association. He had been chief since 2007.

Salvatore Mitrano, executive deputy chief of the Rochester Fire Department, has been serving as interim chief while the city searches for Caufield's replacement.