Curry promoted to Lynn Fire lieutenant

From left, Councilor-at-Large Brian Field, Councilor Dianna Chakoutis, Mayor Jared Nicholson, Lt. Kevin Curry, Fire Chief Dan Sullivan, and Acting Deputy Fire Chief Mike McBride celebrated Curry's swearing-in on Tuesday evening. (Emma Fringuelli)

LYNN — Members of the Fire Department gathered in the City Council chambers Tuesday for the swearing-in of the department’s newest lieutenant.

Kevin Curry, who had served as an acting lieutenant since January, was officially sworn into his new permanent role in a short ceremony.

Mayor Jared Nicholson said he was excited for Curry to move into the role. He thanked the department, as well as Curry’s family, for their support during his remarks after Curry was sworn in.

“The entire city is really just grateful for your commitment to serve our residents in some of the most challenging moments,” Nicholson said.

Chief Dan Sullivan was also in attendance and said Curry proved capable of performing the duties of his new role during his time serving as acting lieutenant.

“He’s already proven himself to be trustworthy and a great decision-maker,” Sullivan said. “I’m proud to have him as a permanent lieutenant.”

Sullivan said Curry will likely be stationed at the department’s Broadway location, in charge of Engine 10.

Curry said he was excited to be officially sworn into his new role.

“It’s gratifying,” Curry said. “To finally make it official feels really good.”

Several other Lynn firefighters, as well as representatives from Lynn Fire Fighters Local 739, were also in attendance to support Curry, who said he was happy to see his coworkers there. 

“It’s always great to see that,” Curry said. “We’re a team in and outside of work and everyone always roots for each other.”

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