Burbank Interim City Manager Ken Pulskamp has named Tom Lenahan to become the permanent Fire Chief for the City of Burbank.
Lenahan has been serving as the City’s interim fire chief since the departure of Chief Ray Krakowski who retired December 24, 2012.
Chief Lenahan began his career in public safety as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1982. Five years later, he joined the Burbank Fire Department as a firefighter. During the last quarter century Lenahan has worked as a firefighter/paramedic, Engineer/paramedic, Captain/paramedic, EMS coordinator, Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, and Fire Marshall.
“This year marks the Burbank Fire Department’s centennial and Chief Lenahan has been here for twenty-five of those 100-years,” says Pulskamp. “I’m confident he will continue the tradition of providing top level public safety services to the residents of Burbank.”
Pulskamp selected Chief Lenahan after an internal recruitment that lasted approximately one month.
“I look forward to taking on the challenge and the additional responsibilities of Fire Chief,” says Chief Lenahan. “The City of Burbank and the Burbank Fire Department has provided everything to me and my family and I look forward to giving back.”
Chief Lenahan assumes his position immediately.