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Felipe Hernandez was announced as interim chief of the Rochester Fire Department on Jan. 14, 2021. His appointment takes effect the end of February.  Retiring Chief Will Jackson is at left and Mayor Lovely Warren is at right. Patti Singer/Minority Reporter Media Group

Felipe Hernandez Jr. Named Interim Chief of Rochester Fire Department

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español disponible.) A couple of years ago, Rochester Fire Department’s...

RFD Chief Will Jackson Photo (003) fb crop

Largest Minority Class Set to Join Ranks of RFD

Staff reports (Versión en español abajo.) The Rochester Fire Department is expecting to welcome the largest minority group of new...

Rochester Fire Department January 2020 recruit class. Provided by Rochester Fire Department

Hispanics are Nearly One-Third of New RFD Recruits

The Rochester Fire Department announced that its current recruit class has the highest percentage of minorities of any class in the history...