Message from our Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby

Fire Chief Daryl OsbyThank you for your interest in joining this noble and rewarding profession as a member of our firefighting ranks. Los Angeles County firefighters enjoy an internationally renowned reputation for being the best. Each day in communities across Los Angeles County, they provide a lifesaving service. When not responding to emergencies, our firefighters serve and support their communities in other helpful ways. I have served as a member of our Department for over 30 years.  Now as Fire Chief, I am proud to lead such a dedicated team of emergency responders and business professionals. Join our team!


Recruitment Information Seminars

Learn what it takes to become a part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. This is a free seminar open to those interested in becoming a firefighter (age 17 and up).

  • Learn how to start preparing now.
  • Learn about the duties and detailed responsibilities for the firefighter position.
  • Network with other candidates.
  • Learn what to expect in the Fire Academy.


Contact the Recruitment Unit

(310) 419-2115 /

Fill our our interest card to network with the Recruitment Unit.

Download “Your Path to Becoming a Firefighter” (pdf) for a complete overview of the steps you should be taking now to become a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Note: Revised August 23, 2018. Please refer back to this page to be sure that you have the most current version of this guide. Updates with critical information are made on a regular basis.