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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Resumes of Candidates for Fire Chief Released

In advance of next week’s site visit from the final four candidates for city of Charleston Fire Chief, the following biographies were made available.

For additional information on the candidates’ visit, which will take place January 30-31, please consult the city’s press release of January 18, 2018, linked here.

Paul J. Berardi:

  • Fire Chief, Kansas City (MO)
  • 32 years of experience in the fire service, including 22 years as a Chief Officer
  • Masters of Public Administration, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Baker University
  • Senior Executive Fellowship, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Certified Public Manager, Kansas University

Raymond Allan Cain

  • Fire Chief, Cary (NC)
  • 34 years of experience in the fire service, including 30 years as a Chief Officer
  • Masters of Public Administration, North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Executive Fire Officer (EFO), National Fire Academy
  • Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Center for Public Safety Excellence

Daniel Curia

  • Fire Chief, Durham (NC)
  • 28 years of experience in the fire service, including 15 years as a Chief Officer
  • Masters of Science in Leadership, Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, Shaw University
  • Executive Fire Officer (EFO), National Fire Academy
  • Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Center for Public Safety Excellence

John Tippett

  • Interim Fire Chief, Charleston (SC)
  • 44 years of experience in the fire service, including 16 years as a Chief Officer
  • Master’s Degree, Emergency Services Management, Columbia Southern University
  • Bachelor of Science, Columbia Southern University
  • Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Center for Public Safety Excellence

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