Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division attended the 2018 United States Coast Guard (USCG) change of command ceremony between Captain Charlene Downey and Captain Monica Rochester. The ceremony was held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the United States Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro.
The ceremony is a transfer of total responsibility, authority, and accountability from one individual to another. Captain Downey retired from her duties as Sector Commander, transferring the role to Captain Rochester.
The Department continuously works with the USCG Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach to strive toward our shared goals and the Department’s mission of protecting the lives, property, and environment of Los Angeles County.