On Saturday, July 30, 2022, Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby will officially retire from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) after a nearly 40-year career in the fire service.
Chief Osby made history as the first African American fire chief for LACoFD when he was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in February 2011.
He began his career with the Department in 1984, rising through the ranks of Fire Fighter, Fire Fighter Specialist, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Chief Deputy of Business Operations, and, lastly, Chief Deputy of Emergency Operations before his final appointment as Fire Chief.
Chief Osby has made a lasting impact on the LACoFD for his ongoing commitment to community members in Los Angeles County as well as Departmental personnel.
“I am truly grateful for the amazing 38 years I have spent protecting the lives, property, and environment of the residents of Los Angeles County, especially the last eleven in which I had the honor of serving as Fire Chief of the premier fire department in the nation, if not the world,” said Chief Osby.
The Department congratulates Chief Osby on a well-deserved retirement! We wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement!