East Rockaway Fire Chief resigns

Torborg steps down for 'personal reasons'


East Rockaway Fire Chief Steven Torborg resigned earlier this week, with just a little more than two weeks left in his term.

“It’s been a honor and a privilege to serve as the chief of the department,” Torborg told the Herald. “My resignation was for personal reasons.”

According to sources, the fire counsel was to meet on Tuesday night and would make decisions as to what will happen next. As of now, 1st Assistant Chief Ed Reicherter is acting chief.

A source at Village Hall said that Mayor Francis T. Lenahan would not be making any comment at this time until proper protocol is followed.