Patrick Isidoro Butler is an Assistant Chief with the Los Angeles Fire Department. A 27-year veteran of the Fire Department he has been assigned to both administrative and operational commands in the LAFD. He is a strong advocate for firefighter safety, administrative due process, and workforce development. He is actively involved in projects that reflect the professional core beliefs of the Los Angeles Chief Officers Association and represents the C.O.A on technology innovations, employee relations, contracts, and administrative hearings. He is involved with child literacy, homelessness and mental health services in our communities and serves on the board of Vision to Learn, the YMCA, as well as the San Fernando Valley Mental Health Center. He holds a Doctorate in Policy , Planning and Development from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Security Studies and Homeland Defense from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, a B.S. in Criminal Justice Management, a graduate of the U.S Army West Point Leadership Program and studied as a Harvard Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. He is a CICCS qualified Incident Commander, Strike Team Leader and Agency Representative. He serves as the Incident Commander of the LAFD Field Incident Management Team #1.
Born the son of a Mexican immigrant, Patrick speaks fluent Spanish and spent much of his youth growing up in his mother’s hometown of Veracruz, Mexico. He continues to visit his family in Mexico and volunteers training the local fire departments. In 2016 he was featured in Quien Magazine as one of the most prominent Latino public safety leaders in Los Angeles. He and his family live in Los Angeles and enjoy community activities as well as training for triathlons with his fellow firefighters.
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