Lt. David Schieber is the newest leader in the Buffalo Fire Department.
Mayor Byron W. Brown and Fire Commissioner William Renaldo on Friday named Schieber deputy commissioner of emergency medical services. Schieber, 53, has been a Buffalo firefighter for 26 years and was the department's EMS officer. For 30 years, he worked as a registered nurse as a second job mostly at the Buffalo Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
Schieber, who served in the Air Force Reserve 914th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, commands about 90 aeromedical evacuation personnel at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and has received numerous awards for his military service.