CD 12 Welcomes Deputy Chief Daryl Arbuthnott to the Los Angeles Fire Department's Valley Bureau
Posted by Mitchell Englander on March 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM
As Chair of the Public Safety Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome Daryl C. Arbuthnott as the first San Fernando Valley Bureau Deputy Chief for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
In January 2015, the LAFD began a major reorganization of the Department’s Emergency Services Bureau, creating four distinct geographic bureaus, each with a Deputy Chief reporting directly to the LAFD Chief Deputy of Emergency Operations. The objective of this landmark reorganization is for each Bureau Commander and their staff to “own” all issues within their geographic area, establishing a more effective business model than has been possible through the traditional platoon duty system. Similar to the LAPD, the new four bureau system will make the LAFD more effective and responsive to the needs of those it proudly serves.
Deputy Chief Arbuthnott, a native Angelino, is a 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Deputy Chief Arbuthnott has served the citizens of Los Angeles in the promotional ranks of Fire Inspector, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief. His 17-years as a Chief Officer have earned him the reputation within and outside the Fire Department as a confident, competent, and capable leader.
During his tenure as an Assistant Bureau Commander of the Emergency Services Bureau, he managed the day-to-day operations of 106 fire stations and 2,900 fire personnel. He has served as both the North and South Division Commander having command and control responsibility over the 470 square miles of Los Angeles area.
In 2009, he spearheaded a campaign to implement a LAFD mentorship program geared at providing young tenured Fire Department members the opportunity for professional growth and development ultimately supporting the Fire Department's succession plan.
Deputy Chief Arbuthnott earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Administration, and holds a Masters Degree in Risk Management, Business Continuity and Security from Boston University.
-Mitchell Englander, Chair of Public Safety Committee