Chief Deputy Michael T. Metro spearheads our Department’s Emergency Operations, overseeing fire suppression and emergency medical services for the North, Central, and East regions of Los Angeles County, which encompasses a geographical region of 2,896 miles (plus 72 miles of coastline protected by our Lifeguard Division).  Metro has worked in the fire service for over 35 years.  His experience with our Department includes providing oversight for emergency medical services, homeland security, training, technical operations, the wellness-fitness initiative, and the federal grant program, which includes the management of over 20 various homeland security grant awards.