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Chief Russ Walker

The Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division are celebrating black history month by looking back on the influential career of Asst. Chief Russ Walker. Chief Walker, LACoFD Lifeguard Division first African American Chief, played a pivotal role in paving the way for African American lifeguards and fire fighters within the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He also is credited with starting the WATER program, which made the beach community more accessible to under represented communities of Los Angeles County.

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