From the Office of the Fire Chief...
Fire Chief’s Press Release
February 27, 2007
"Effective April 1, 2007, Deputy Chief Emile Mack, Bureau Commander of Training and Risk Management will be permanently reassigned as the Operations Commander for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Effective the same date, Deputy Chief Andrew Fox, the Department’s current Operations Commander, will be reassigned as the new head of the Bureau of Training and Risk Management.
Both, Chief Fox and Chief Mack are dedicated, loyal and accomplished officers who faithfully serve the community of Los Angeles and have achieved the rank of Deputy Chief due to their exceptional backgrounds, skills and qualifications for the position.
Their reassignment comes at a time when the Department is moving in a new direction toward growth and opportunity consistent with the goals of the audit action plan established by the Board of Fire Commissioners in response to the City Controller’s audit of the LAFD management practices.
The reassignment of Chiefs Mack and Fox allows the Department to utilize their individual strengths, skills, and abilities in different capacities that will better serve the Department and improve the organizational effectiveness and efficiency in delivering and maintaining the highest level of public safety for the residents of Los Angeles."
Battalion Chief Kwame Cooper
Community Liaison Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department