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This profile was last updated on 4/7/04  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

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City Pages: Does This Bus Stop at the Capitol?, 7 April 2004 [cached]
Chief in Waiting: The news that Rocco Forte, chief of the Minneapolis Fire Department, was leaving his post raised some eyebrows last week around City Hall.And the news that Forte is not actually leaving, but taking a new job as head of the regulatory services department, led to still more speculation.
Why the move?Was it a means of solving practical problems, or political ones?
Forte is a very popular figure in city government, seemingly beloved by every local politician in sight.A year ago, he won Rybak's praise for reacting to impending city budget cuts; MFD Chief Forte's plan was filed weeks before that of MPD Chief Robert Olson. (Then again, Forte's plan called for 32 layoffs, since reinstated--a move that didn't exactly endear him to rank-and-file firefighters.)
The official spin was that Forte, having spent 29 years with the MFD, would qualify for a more handsome pension package if he ended his career in a different position.
MSFCA - Board - 2008 Retreat, 15 Mar 2008 [cached]
dissent |, 4 Nov 2010 [cached]
On May 20 2011 CItyPages reported on Rocco Forte, former Minneapolis fire chief, departing, and Forte talked about being pleased to help finish the complex: "After the 35W bridge collapse, the Republican National Convention, and the tornado that went through South Minneapolis, it is clear that we have one of the finest emergency management teams in the country.
Broadband Wireless Clippings, 8 Aug 2007 [cached]
"That was unbelievable," Minneapolis Emergency Manager Rocco Forte said.
Though the Wi-Fi network only covers part of the city so far, it did include the 35 W bridge area. Since the collapse, it is helping the city's Emergency Operations Center closely monitor recovery. With one camera on the bridge and two on the riverbank, crews can from across the city zoom, pan and tilt to see how to best respond.
"We made sure the commanders who needed the resources most got them first," Forte said.
Minneapolis Emergency Preparedness ..., 31 Mar 2008 [cached]
Minneapolis Emergency Preparedness Director Rocco Forte was named an Outstanding Local Government Partner Monday.
He was given the titled by the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Forte was in charge of conducting city emergency operations in the aftermath of the 35W Bridge collapse on Aug. 1.
Forte was also recognized for his contributions to the state's emergency preparedness efforts through his service as the former Minneapolis Fire Chief and as a member of several emergency management committees.
Before becoming Minneapolis' emergency preparedness director, Forte was a member of the Minneapolis Fire Department for 15 years.
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