Following the retirement of Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby, the LA Board of Supervisors has appointed Fire Chief Anthony C. Marrone to serve as Acting Fire Chief over the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, effective August 1.
Chief Marrone steps into the role with previous experience serving in the same capacity during his predecessorâ€™s leave of absence in 2021. For 36 years he has established a career that combines broad experience in both emergency and business operations with an extensive list of accomplishments and assigments, in addition to managing special projects and Business Operations. Chief Marrone has also directly managed routine and complex wildland fires and other significant all-risk incidents.
Chief Marrone will lead one of the largest and most diverse fire departments in the world, providing traditional and non-traditional fire and life safety services to more than 4.0 million residents and communities in 60 cities and 122 unincorporated areas served by the Department within its 2,311-square-mile service area. The Department operates out of 177 fire stations, with just over 5,000 emergency responders and business professionals operating within an annual budget of $1.4 billion. In addition, the Fire Department provides ocean lifeguard, 9-1-1 dispatch, health hazardous materials, and forestry services throughout the County.
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