LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby Retires After Four Decades of Service

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby has announced that he will officially retire from the department after 11 years in the top position, effective July 30.

Osby has been a firefighter for nearly four decades and was appointed chief of staff by the County Board of Supervisors in 2011.

“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 11, during which I had the honor of serving as the fire chief of the premiere firefighters in the nation, if not the world,” Osby said in a press release.

According to the press release, Osby will work with his executive team and the Board of Trustees to develop a succession plan for his retirement.

“Day after day, we answered the call of those who were going through the worst day of their lives, whether they needed a life-saving rescue, medical treatment or just a helping hand,” Osby said. “It’s that unwavering dedication that inspired me to come to work every day and makes it so hard to say goodbye. It was truly an honor to be your fire chief.”