Yesterday, WGRZ reported that the Buffalo Fire Department is currently operating without a commissioner - and city leaders have expressed concern.
Commissioner Vincent Muscarella went on leave six weeks ago due to an undisclosed injury that he obtained on duty. With former deputy commissioner Jonathan Eaton stepping down to the rank of captain two weeks ago, it's now up to the current five division chiefs to take care of the day-to-day operations of the department.
City Council president Darius Pridgen told Channel 2 that people have to trust the nearly 700 firefighters on staff, and he assures that there is still leadership.
"You know, even if there was a commissioner, I can't assure people that they would get an adequate response," said Pridgen.