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LA Co. names 1st African-American fire chief

Chief Deputy Daryl Osby has been named as the new chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He will be the department's first African-American fire chief.

February 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Chief Deputy Daryl Osby has been named the Los Angeles County Fire Department's next leader.

Osby will take over the department as its first African-American fire chief.

The board of supervisors gave its official approval on Tuesday.

The 27-year veteran was hailed for his extensive experience, knowledge and community involvement.

Osby takes the place of Chief P. Michael Freeman, who led the agency for 21 years.