Darryl Osby


Daryl L. Osby was sworn in as the first African American Fire Chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD), the second largest fire department in America. Over his 29-year career, Chief Osby has risen up the firefighting ranks -- from a member of the Department, to 18 years as Chief Officer and member of the Executive Team since the year 2000. Chief Osby has held the titles of Chief Deputy of Emergency Operations and Chief Deputy of Business Operations. As a young boy growing up in San Diego, Chief Osby developed a personal value system (integrity, teamwork, caring, courage, community and commitment) that he continues to abide by and impress upon Fire Department personnel and youth in the community.