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Rochester Fire Chief Reflects on Tenure

Rochester Fire Chief John Caufield says he's leaving the department in good hands, because of the team that is in place, and it's a better department now than when he started as chief in 2007.

Caufield's last day on the job is Friday, before starting his new post with the National Fire Protection Association.

He says during his tenure, the department had to change its way of doing business, because of economic demands and shrinking budgets.

Caufield says he feels he met the challenge of providing the best fire protection and emergency services to the citizens of Rochester, despite budget cuts and reductions in personnel. 

Alex Crichton is host of All Things Considered on WXXI-FM 105.9/AM 1370. Alex delivers local news, weather and traffic reports beginning at 4 p.m. each weekday.