Today, alongside members of City Council and community leaders, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the selection of Daniel Curia as the new chief of the city of Charleston Fire Department. Chief Curia is set to begin on July 30, 2018.
Mayor Tecklenburg said, “The Charleston Fire Department stands today as one of the elite firefighting forces in the nation, and Dan Curia's lifelong commitment to excellence and public service will make him an ideal leader of that elite force, now and in the years ahead.”
Daniel Curia currently serves as Fire Chief for the city of Durham, North Carolina. He has 28 years of experience in the fire service, including 15 years as a Chief Officer. He served as a Battalion Fire Chief from 2003 to 2008, and as an Assistant Fire Chief from 2008 to 2010. He served as Deputy Fire Chief from 2010 to 2013, until being named Fire Chief for the city of Durham. Chief Curia has also served as a Firefighter (1990-1997), Fire Technician (1998-1999), and Fire Captain (1999-2003) with the city of Durham Fire Department.
Chief Curia holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Shaw University. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, and achieved a Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Chief Curia’s full resume is available here: http://charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/17992