Working closely with Featherstone's Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief Ronnie Villanueva, Chief Ruda will fulfill a strategic leadership role in overseeing all aspects of LAFD community and media relations.
Remaining in a community and media relations role under Chief Ruda will be Captain II Jaime Moore, who continues in his daily role as a Public Information Officer (PIO) and Commander of the LAFD Community Service Unit, which includes three Firefighter's on around-the-clock duty as Public Service Officers staffing the LAFD Emergency Public Information Center (EPI-Center).
The team now in place has more than 150 years of LAFD experience and serving the people of Los
“As a former PIO, it is my pleasure to return a community and media relations position. As I start my 36th year with the LAFD its a honor to represent the Department, it's members, and the public on the issues and concerns that face the LAFD.” - Community Liaison Officer Stephen Ruda
Public Service Officer