BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Burbank’s fire chief is expected to retire Friday after working in public service for more than three decades.

After joining the Burbank Fire Department in Aug. 1980, a news release by the city of Burbank says Ray Krawkowski was “promoted through the ranks as a firefighter and paramedic, engineer and captain.”

In 1994, Krawkowski stepped into the role of Battalion Chief – a post he held for 15 years before serving as interim fire chief in 2009.

By 2010, he was promoted to serve as permanent fire chief.

The statement says Fire Marshal Tom Lenahan — a 25-year veteran of the department — is expected to act as fire chief while a search for a replacement continues.


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