LAFD Chief Brian Cummings Leaving Department Effective Nov. 1
Los Angeles Fire chief Brian Cumming is stepping down effective Nov. 1, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office announced Thursday.
“I thank Chief Cummings for his service to Los Angeles. My agenda for the Fire Department is focused on reducing response times, improving technology, to make sure we’re prepared for every emergency,” Mayor Garcetti said in a statement.
Garcetti immediately appointed James Featherstone as Acting Chief until a permanent replacement is named.
Featherstone, a former LAFD captain, currently heads the city’s Emergency Management Department, where he will return after a permanent fire chief is found, Garcetti’s office said.
Cummings will retire from the department in February.
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