LOS ANGELES, CA — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last week announced the nomination of Interim Fire Chief Brian L. Cummings as the new Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Cummings, currently serving as interim Chief of the department, will assume the role of Chief upon confirmation by the City Council. “With more than three decades of experience, Chief Cummings has proven himself as an innovative leader who can harness the strengths our world-class fire department and implement meaningful change,” Mayor Villaraigosa said.
“As the son of an LAFD pioneer, Chief Cummings’ long ties to the fire service are a key part of his commitment and devotion to this department and the City of Los Angeles.” Mayor Villaraigosa announced Assistant Chief Brian Cummings as the Interim Fire Chief on July 7 following Chief Millage Peaks’ retirement after 35 years of service. “I am honored and excited to accept the position as the 17th Fire Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department,” said Interim Fire Chief Brian Cummings.
“I look forward to working together with our talented men and women, sworn civilian and volunteers, as we provide world-class public safety and service for all the communities of Los Angeles.” Interim Chief Brian Cummings is a 31-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department, with an exemplary record as a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief and Chief of Staff.