Chief Mitchell, FEMA's U.S. Fire Administrator, is the third person to have received this prestigious honor in the Metro’s 51-year history. According to the Metro Executive Board, he was named Honorary Metro Chief for his “exceptional leadership in the areas of fire prevention, fire suppression and related disciplines throughout his career.” Prior to his appointment as Fire Administrator, Mitchell retired as Fire Chief and Assistant Director of Disaster Emergency Services for the City of Pasadena, California Fire Department after 33 years in the fire service. During his last year in Pasadena, Mitchell was President of the IAFC where he continued until the completion of his term.
Congratulations to Chief Mitchell from all of us at NFPA! Read more about Chief Mitchell's recent honor in the complete news release.