Rochester Fire Chief Felipe Hernandez retires on Friday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Friday is the last day for Rochester Fire Chief Felipe Hernandez. He is retiring after 23 years with the department.

The department took a moment in the morning to celebrate the chief and say thank you for all his years of service. Teresa Everett will take over as interim chief. The City of Rochester says a nationwide search for the next permanent chief is underway.