City Picks New HFD Chief

    Dan Smith & Frank Brzozowski

December 12th, 2018

HORNELL, NY – The Hornell Board of Public Safety announced Thursday morning that after extensive interviews and testing among the potential candidates, one was chosen.

Captain Frank Brzozowski was picked out of a final field of three candidates. Brzozowski’s career with the fire service spans 36 years. He started off as a volunteer for eight years and then took a paid position and never looked back.

Hornell Mayor John Buckley had much praise for the new chief, adding that their probably isn’t a more dedicated city employee than Frank.
Brzozowski officially takes the position January 10, 2019, as that will be the last day for outgoing chief Dan Smith. Smith has also served the department for 36 years.

In other news code enforcement officer Bud Burdette announced that two houses in the city will soon be demolished. Due to the roof caving in, 78 Hartshorn St will be coming down and also 39 Fulton St., where there was recently a major fire that destroyed the home.

Police Chief Ted Murray told the board that Mike Losecco will be finishing up at the Police Academy next week and will go right into his field training. Murray also noted that HPD program “Shop with a Cop” at Walmart was a huge success an also was very rewarding for the 11 officers who were involved.