Rochester has a new fire chief. But he's really not all that new. Mayor Tom Richards on Friday named Sam Mitrano, who has been the interim fire chief since John Caufield retired last March.
Mitrano has been with the department for 25 years, having risen to the rank of Executive Deputy Chief before he took over as interim chief this year.
Richards says there were several candidates from all over the country, but he thinks Mitrano has the kind of experience that is needed in a city this size.