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1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
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Fire Chief Daryl Osby

Effective Saturday, July 30, 2022, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby will officially retire from the department after completing nearly four decades in the fire service.

“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 Osby.

Osby was initially appointed to his position by the County of Los Angeles Board of the Supervisors in February 2011. During his tenure, the Department launched several groundbreaking and innovative programs to enhance the delivery and quality of emergency and life safety services to the four million residents in its care.

“Day after day, we answered the call of those experiencing the worst day of their lives, whether they were in need of a life-saving rescue, medical treatment, or just a helping hand. It is that unwavering commitment that inspired me to come in to work every day and makes it so difficult to say goodbye It was truly an honor to be your Fire Chief,” said Osby.

During the transition phase before Osby’s retirement, he will work with his executive team along with the Board of Supervisors to ensure a seamless succession plan.

To support firefighters, lifesaving equipment and our transformational community education programs L.A. County residents can learn more and donate here.

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  1. LAVETTE HENNIGAN says:

    Cousin Daryl ~ Public Service is one of the highest calls to service. Each day is different and lives are at stake. Thank you for honorably serving my hometown of L.A. and representing the Muame nllen family admirably. Take some time to enjoy your new found freedom, then relax, then do whatever your heart is calling you to do. Oh, we love to entertain visitors in my small corner of the world, Ashtabula, Ohio (50 mins east of Cleveland; 50 mins west of Erie, PA and 2.45 hours from Niagara Falls, about 5 minutes from Lake Erie). Love you, Cousin LaVette

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