Supervisors Appoint Daryl Osby New L.A. County Fire Chief

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today selected Deputy Fire chief Daryl Osby as the County’s new Fire Chief, succeeding P. Michael Freeman. Chief Osby has moved through the ranks of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, since joining in 1984, most recently serving as Chief Deputy in charge of Business Operations.

Commenting on the appointment, Supervisor Don Knabe said: “Congratulations to Chief Osby on his appointment as the County’s Fire Chief. We have worked together closely for years and I know that he will do an excellent job in his new role. Chief Osby has expertise in all aspects of fire administration and emergency response and his knowledge and professionalism will well serve the over 10 million residents of our County. He is a proven leader who I am confident will build on Los Angeles County’s reputation as the best fire department in the nation.”