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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

City of Durham Fire Chief To Be Sworn-In April 15

What:     Swearing-In Ceremony for Fire Chief Daniel M. Curia

Who:      Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell to perform swearing-in ceremony

When:    Monday, April 15, 2013 - Reception in the City Hall lobby at 6:15 p.m. Swearing-In ceremony follows in the Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

Where:   City Hall
             101 City Hall Plaza
             Durham, N.C. 27701 

Fast Facts:
•  City of Durham Fire Chief Daniel M. Curia will be formally sworn-in. A reception will be held in the City Hall lobby at 6:15 p.m. followed by the swearing-in ceremony which will take place at 7 p.m. as part of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

•  The swearing-in ceremony will also be televised live on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8) as well as broadcast from the City’s website at

•  Curia has served as interim fire chief following former Fire Chief Bruce Pagan’s retirement in December 2012. Curia was named Durham’s new fire chief on February 22, 2013. Curia joined the City of Durham Fire Department in 1990 and served as a firefighter until 1997. From then until 1999, he served as a fire technician, promoting to the rank of fire captain in 1999. As a captain, he remained in the operations division through his 2003 promotion to battalion chief. In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of assistant chief of operations and then in 2010, he was promoted to deputy fire chief, in which he provided direct oversight for the fire administration, operations, prevention, and training divisions.

•  For information about Monday’s ceremony, contact Sierra Jackson, public information officer for the Durham Fire Department, at (919) 560-4233, ext. 19242 or by email at

About the City of Durham Fire Department
The City of Durham Fire Department (DFD) strives to provide a cost-effective level of service designed to protect and prevent the loss of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature.  The department offers fire education and suppression programs; enforces state and city fire codes; investigates arson and the causes of fires; provides basic training skills to recruits and in-service personnel and conducts a preventive fire maintenance program to ensure equipment is dependable and efficient.  To learn more about the DFD, visit or “like” on Facebook at

Published: 04/09/2013 - Last Edited: