Deputy Chief Graham Everett comes from a family of firefighters. He is a fourth-generation LAFD firefighter, and his wife is a retired member of the LAFD.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Irvine, CA, Deputy Chief Everett graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Redlands, before joining the LAFD in March 1989.
Chief Everett was promoted quickly through the ranks, after obtaining his paramedic license and serving various field assignments. He was promoted in 1999 to Captain I, in 2003 to Captain II, and in 2007 to Battalion Chief.
Chief Everett has also had the privilege of serving in newly formed sections such as Risk Management Section in 2004 and as the Internal Affairs Section Commander in the Professional Standards Division in 2008.
Chief Everett was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in 2014 as the Chief of Staff to Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas’s executive administration. In 2016, Chief Everett became the first appointed Deputy Chief to serve as Chief of Staff. His ongoing commitment has helped him to evolve the Chief of Staff Office to become the Administration Bureau in 2016. In 2022, the Administration Bureau was re-named the Executive Bureau.
As the Chief of Staff and Executive Bureau Commander, Chief Everett oversees intergovernmental relations with the elected offices, serves as an integral component of the Fire Chief’s Command Staff, and implements the mission and direction of the Fire Chief. Chief Everett supervises the execution of the Department’s multi-year Budget, Strategic Plan, and provides liaison for important partnerships including the Board of Fire Commissioners, LAFD Scholarship Awards Program, MySafe LA, and LAFD Foundation.