LAFD Promotes Spokesman To Rank of Captain

Saturday, February 14, 2009 |

Today, we celebrate the promotion of LAFD spokesman and 'blog-minder' Ron Myers from the rank of Firefighter to Captain.

With his well-deserved promotion from Public Service Officer to Fire Captain I, Ron departs our media and public relations staff with a legacy of achievement that includes technical and procedural advances that will benefit Los Angeles for decades to come.

During his three year tenure at the LAFD Emergency Public Information (EPI) Center, Ron has been responsible for external communication related to many noteworthy events, including major wildfires, a formal change of LAFD Administration and the line-of-duty death of our Brother Brent Lovrien.

Those accomplishments not withstanding, Ron has achieved global recognition within government service for his crisis management, data acquisition and open source information analysis skills.

A highly decorated 29-year veteran of the LAFD, Captain Myers has been assigned to protect the northwest Van Nuys, Van Nuys Airport and North Hills area of Los Angeles as an Engine Company Officer at Fire Station 90 on the 'B' Platoon.

Please join us in wishing him well.

Brian Humphrey and d'Lisa Davies,
Los Angeles Fire Department


Tim said...

Capt Meyers,

Congratuglations on your promotion to Captain and best of luck at your new assignment.

David Barrett said...

Congratulations, Cap!

I'm sure you'll find 90s a great place to work. Stay safe!

Best regards,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Captain Myers!

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 5:31,

Sadly your comment contained an extended message that we could not publish in its entirety.

If I understood it though, you were wondering if you would be seeing more on the blog from Firefighter Davies and myself.

My answer might best be stated as "maybe and yes".

Firefighter Davies is on the same promotional list as was Ron Myers - and it is not unforeseeable that the Department may promote her to the leadership position of Fire Captain.

As for me?

I'm not on any promotional list or soon likely to be. With my return from vacation, you will soon hear more from me and possibly new personnel.

Then again, only time will tell. With the budget challenges that lie ahead, there are no guarantees that subessential positions, programs and projects such as ours will be continued in a manner to which some have grown accustomed.

Until the future becomes more clear, I'll do my best - especially in the light of Ron and possibly d'Lisa's promotion, to make sure we have enough energy if not tenured staff, to make the magic happen.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

I always wondered what Ron looked like. When do we see pictures Brian and D'Lisa?

jcsfred said...

ron, congratulations! so proud of you! i'll have to stop by 90's and pay you a visit. again, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ron,

That is Captain Ron now! Well deserved and way overdue!

Bob Cropper

Pat Cropper said...

Captain Ron,

Congratulations from your friends in VA! A well deserved promotion! You ROCK!


Ben said...


Congratulations on your promotion to Captain. Good luck in your new position. God speed!

Ben McCoy
Police Officer/EMT

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cap Myers!!

From a friend of the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department who always love to serve as a volunteer of the LAFD.

R. Cobar

Anonymous said...


Just wanted to say congratulations on your promotion.

-Ruben Vives

Frank said...

Best wishes to a great PIO! What to go Ron. May your future be safe and bright.
Frank, CSTI, Retired.

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