Firefighters Association honors Chief Deputy Armando Hogan.
LAFD Chief Deputy Armando Hogan was named Firefighter of the Year (2021) by the LA City Firefighters Association (LAFFA). Friends, family and co-workers attended the event, held April 21 at the Doubletree Hotel downtown.
Chief Hogan has 39 years of City service. Prior to his promotion to Chief Deputy, he was assigned to Operations West Bureau, where he served as the Bureau Commander in the rank of Deputy Chief. Chief Hogan has held the ranks of Inspector I, Captain I, Captain II, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief.
His previous areas of service include Airports, the LAX coastal communities, Hollywood and Griffith Park, Silver Lake, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air and West Los Angeles.
Additionally, Chief Hogan has served the LAFD as the Chief Training Officer at LAX as well as Community Liaison Officer, where he represented the Fire Chief as his spokesperson. He earned a bachelor’s degree in emergency services management from the Union Institute and University along with a master’s degree in leadership from the University of Southern California (USC).
He has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he received an executive certificate for his participation in the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.
The LA City Firefighters Association instituted its Firefighter of the Year luncheon in 1967. This annual event recognizes members of the Association who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. More than 50 member Firefighters have been chosen for this prestigious award.
Congratulations from the Club, Chief Deputy Hogan!