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President Andy Fox

Andrew P. Fox is 38-year veteran Assistant Chief of Los Angeles Fire Department. During his career Andy promoted through the ranks and has served in administrative, executive and field operations. During the course of his career he has been elected to represent both labor organizations representing rank and file members as President of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, Local 112 AFL-CIO and management and command staff as President of the Chief Officers Association. His experience in both labor and management has been a tremendous asset to COA. Under his leadership the COA has established itself as an influential organization throughout the country by influencing positive change in firefighter health, safety and incident accountability.

He earned his B. A. in Political Science from California Lutheran University, and holds a Masters Degree from the  Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, School of Law. Additionally he is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is an adjunct instructor at the U.S Army West Point Leadership Program and  Pepperdine University School of Law. He also teaches an executive course at the National Fire Academy Leading Diverse Communities Beyond Conflict.

In addition to his Fire Service career and related organizations, Andy has served his community as Mayor and Council member for the City of Thousand Oaks for over 22 years. In 2003, Andy was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Courts mediation panel. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the California League of Cities, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and the Southern California Area of Government. Andy has been involved with community based child literacy programs and has worked closely with the Bomberos of Los Angeles, the Stentorians – African American Firefighters Association and the Women in the Fire Service to promote social equality in the community and within the department.

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