Downtown Los Angeles skyline

Central Bureau Commander

Phillip T. Fligiel is a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) with years of experience shaping the operational direction of the organization. Chief Fligiel has served the citizens of Los Angeles in the promotional ranks of Engineer, Fire Captain, and Battalion Chief. He is also a State Certified Paramedic.
The Chief’s top four priorities in the Central Bureau include providing exceptional public safety and emergency services; building and maintaining valuable relationships with residents and civic groups; improving internal communications and accountability for efficiency for both fire members and the community; and ensuring the Bureau’s superior operational performance.
Chief Fligiel has spent the last 10 years of his career serving the citizens in the central area of Los Angeles. In addition to first responder services, Chief Fligiel has provided tactical and operational leadership in multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional public safety planning, and response for over 100 significant events and incidents within the City.
As a qualified California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS) Planning Section Chief, Chief Fligiel also serves the State of California as a member of CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1. In the past six years, he has assisted with the management of 12 significant wildfires in the state.
As the Central Bureau Commander, Chief Fligiel will manage the day-to-day operations of 23 fire stations and 2,100 fire personnel.


  • Downtown / Civic Center
  • Little Tokyo
  • Chinatown
  • Boyle Heights
  • Brookside
  • County Club Park
  • Koreatown
  • University Park
  • Echo Park
  • Silver Lack
  • Atwater Village
  • Elysian Park
  • El Sereno
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Cypress Park
  • Highland Park
  • Mt. Washington
  • Eagle Rock
  • Pico Union
  • MacArthur Park / Westlake
  • Hancock Park
  • Glassell Park
  • West Adams
  • Wilshire Center


Fire Station 3
108 N. Fremont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012