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01-26-2012 Coral Springs Fire Chief Named President of the Fire Chiefs' Association of Broward County
 
Coral Springs-            Mark Curran, the Fire Chief of the Coral Springs Fire Department, was recently named President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Broward County. 
            Chief Curran began his career with the Coral Springs Fire Department in 1984. He was hired as a Fire Inspector and held that position for nine years. In 1993 he was promoted to Fire Marshal and served in that capacity for seven years. In 2000, Chief Curran was promoted to Deputy Chief, a position he held before being promoted to Fire Chief in 2007.
            Chief Curran has a Bachelor of Science in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an Associate of Science Technology from Broward College. He currently serves on the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals Electrical Committee.
Curran is also a member of several professional organizations, including the National Fire Protection Association, the Florida Fire Chiefs Association and the Fire Chiefs Association of Broward County.
The Fire Chiefs’ Association of Broward County is made up of Chief Fire Officers from the 29 municipalities, Broward County, and representatives of Broward's Trauma Agency, the American Red Cross, Division of Forestry, and Broward County Emergency Management. The Association has formed several long standing committees whose objectives and goals are to research and monitor the latest trends in the Fire and EMS service.
The Fire Chiefs’ Association has been an instrumental in creating and managing numerous programs in Broward County to better train and mentor firefighters in this county.
            The Association created and/or manages programs for Emergency Medical Services, fire prevention and education, mutual aid and radio communications, special operations, training, and the Community Emergency Response Teams.
            Several young men and women have been awarded scholarships through the Firefighter Scholarship Program. The Firefighter Scholarship Program was developed by the Fire Chiefs' Association of Broward County to assist students with funding to complete their education needed for a career in the Fire Service. The Fire Chiefs' Association will make their scholarship support available to students attending Broward College in Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic programs.
            Chief Curran has already begun working in his new capacity. Chief Curran looks forward to what his new position will bring. “I am excited to begin this new chapter of my career” Curran said. “The Fire Chiefs’ Association of Broward County is a great organization that provides so many positive programs for our fire rescue professionals. I look forward to bringing my experiences to the team and leading this group into the future”.
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Posted:1/26/2012
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