ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan appointed Warren Abriel, Jr. as the new Albany Fire Chief.
Before he is officially sworn in, the common council must approve Sheehan's nomination.
Abriel would replace Robert Forezzi, who officially retired in 2013. Abriel is a 42-year veteran of the department, and has served as acting chief since Forezzi stepped down in December.
Prior to his role as acting chief, Abriel has served the Executive Deputy Chief since 2008.