LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced his appointment for the next chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Ralph Terrazas was chosen by Garcetti to become the department’s next chief.READ MORE: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash; Driver Still At Large
Terrazas, 54, will succeed former chief Brian Cummings, who stepped down in October 2013.READ MORE: Bill Clinton Released From UCI Medical Center After 5 Nights
A 30-year LAFD veteran, Terrazas will become the city’s first Latino chief and a lead a department with over 3,200 sworn personnel and nearly 300 civilian employees.MORE NEWS: `Solidarity' Cited In New Deal For 40k Behind-the-Scenes Film & TV Workers
Since 2006, Los Angeles has had three chiefs move in and out of the post.