|James G. Featherstone Interim LAFD Fire Chief|
In 2007, Featherstone was appointed General Manager of the City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Management Department (LA EMD). He successfully reorganized the Department and restructured LA’s emergency management process by prioritizing coordination between disciplines and agencies while focusing on all-risk readiness. The LA EMD is now nationally recognized as a model of modern, effective emergency management. Featherstone is the current Chair of the National Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Featherstone earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Union Institute and University and is an alumnus of the National Fire Academy, and the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Jim and his wife Shawn live in Los Angeles. Their adult daughter, Chuva, lives abroad.
More Information contact: Erik Scott, PIO
Los Angeles Fire Department