City nominates 1st woman to lead Los Angeles Fire Department after chief announces retirement

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
  • Published: 01/18/2022 06:00 AM

VIDEO: For the first time in its history, the Los Angeles Fire Department may soon have its first female fire chief. Kristin Crowley, who currently serves as LAFD's deputy chief and fire marshal, will be nominated to lead the department after Mayor Eric Garcetti along with City Council President Nury Martinez on Tuesday exclusively told ABC7 that LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas is planning to retire. If confirmed, Crowley would be the first female to ever lead LAFD. "We're living through an unprecedented moment that has called on our fire department not just to protect us - but to lead us in the fight to overcome public safety challenges we've never faced before," said Garcetti in a statement released to Eyewitness News on Tuesday.


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