ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany Fire Chief Robert Forezzi announced his retirement on Monday.
Forezzi will officially retired on January 1 after 40 years with the department. He served as chief for the last seven years.
During his time with the department, Forezzi has focused on increased training and safety for Albany firefighters. He also introduced several community programs, including an EMT class at Albany High School, and a fire prevention reading program from kindergarten through fifth grade students.
In addition, Forezzi oversaw the acquisition of the city's new fire rescue boat and the creation of the Albany Citizen's Protective Services Team.