Chief Kristin Crowley moved to Los Angeles 25 years ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin, two weeks after graduating from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Her plan to begin Medical School was changed as a Los Angeles Fire Captain walked up to her and gave her his card. He told her, “The Los Angeles Fire Department is hiring…Have you ever thought of becoming a Firefighter? If you are physically and mentally strong and looking for a challenge in life, this opportunity is here for you.”
Fast forward to today, Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley has over 22 years of experience dedicated to public safety. She has proven her credibility and character by promoting through the ranks of the Los Angeles Fire Department as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer, Fire Inspector, Captain I, Captain II, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief. She has been selected as the first female Fire Marshal in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department. She is the second female to earn the rank of Deputy Chief.
Chief Crowley has been instrumental in the Los Angeles Fire Department’s youth development program. She has served as the program director on two youth fire academies in the harbor and valley areas in the City. This program has trained over 1000 LAUSD students from local high schools the basic fundamentals of becoming a firefighter with a main focus on graduating from high school and good citizenship.
Kristin holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Medicine), still holds an active paramedic license and recently completed a four-year program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland to acquire her Executive Fire Officer certificate.
Kristin and her partner, Hollyn (who is a 27 year veteran Apparatus Operator with the LAFD,), are the proud mothers of their three daughters, who are 12, 10 and 8 years old. They have a very busy household and live in Redondo Beach.
Watch Kristin at the 2019 MAKERS Conference: