Fire Chief

Compton Fire Chief Placed On Leave Amid Defibrillators Investigation

Officials Wednesday announced the Compton Fire Department’s chief has been placed on leave.


(credit: LAFD Blogspot)

Ralph Terrazas Named First Latino LAFD Chief

The City Council Friday unanimously approved Ralph Terrazas as the new chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014


Orange County Fire Chief Steps Down

Orange County Fire Chief Keith Richter is retiring amid controversy.


(credit: Los Angeles Fire Department)

Mayor Garcetti Calls For LAFD Chief’s Resignation, Announces New Interim Head

Mayor Eric Garcetti Thursday appointed a new fire chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department and announced the retirement of current chief Brian Cummings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2013

(credit: CBS2)

Former Compton Fire Department Deputy Chief Arrested for Arson

Marcel Melanson was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony arson and grand theft, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2013

(credit: Los Angeles Fire Department)

LA Fire Chief Will Perform 120 Hours Of Community Service For ‘Inappropriate’ Pic

Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings said Friday he will perform 120 hours of community service as self-imposed punishment for posing with a bikini-clad woman on a city fire truck 13 years ago.


Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks on May 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

LA Fire Chief Retires After 35 Years With Department

After 35 years serving the Los Angeles Fire Department, Chief Millage Peaks announced Monday that he’s retiring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2011

(credit: CBS)

Embezzlement Charges Against Ex-Fillmore Fire Chief Dropped

Ventura County prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against Fillmore’s former fire chief, who was accused of using public money to fund a lavish lifestyle.


Monterey Park’s Ex-Fire Chief Suing Over Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Monterey Park’s ex-fire chief is suing the city, alleging she suffered disparate treatment and harassment and was forced out because she is gay.