Guam - Firefighters are expressing their disappointment with senators not moving Fire Chief John Salas' appointment forward. Firefighter Ed Duenas says lawmakers failed to give him a chance to prove that he can serve as the chief of the agency.

Duenas told KUAM News, "I'm hoping that he sits as our fire chief and if not, who better to ask then the firefighters on who to lead the GFD? So if the senators chose not to choose him to lead GFD, then they should come out and ask the fire fighters who they want to lead GFD."

Salas can still try to work with the Public Safety Committee to allay their concerns and if he does his nomination could still be brought back to session while they're still in this week. Otherwise, Governor Eddie Calvo will have to decide if he will nominate Salas again or choose someone else.