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LAFD Welcomes New Media Relations Staff

Monday, March 23, 2015

Captain Jaime Moore has completed his tour-of-duty as Public Information Officer (PIO). He excelled as a PIO and a leader in our agency and he promoted through the ranks to Battalion Chief. He is now a Commander in Battalion 11.

We are pleased to announce that Captain Daniel Curry is now serving as LAFD's primary PIO. Captain Curry will work closely with Firefighter David Ortiz, who is on assignment as a PIO, as well. 

Here's a brief backgrounder on Captain Curry...

Headshot of Captain Curry in uniform with the Los Angeles skyline in background.

Captain I Daniel Curry is a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Curry has been a Captain for seven years, with assignments in Sylmar and Tarzana and a stint as the Department Safety Coordinator. Curry is also the Department's Fire Weather Program manager, responsible for maintaining a growing network of automated weather stations and providing advice and expertise to Department command staff on current and future weather conditions.

Captain Curry graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Curry is active in music ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, and has represented the Department at numerous official functions with the singing of the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.  Curry also represents the Department in bowling events around the world, and has two perfect games under his belt.

The Department also recently welcomed Jeremy Oberstein to the Community Liaison Office in the new role of Senior Project Coordinator. He will be working on City Council and legislative affairs issues, as well as social media, strategic communications and community relations.

Oberstein's brief biography is below: 

Jeremy Oberstein served for five years as then-Assemblymember Paul Krekorian's press secretary and was the Councilman's communications director until 2014. For the past year, he served as the chief operating officer of TaskForce, a creative digital marketing and social media agency with clients that dot the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles and throughout California. He started his professional career as a reporter with multiple outlets, including the L.A. Times Community News, covering state politics and business before entering the political arena.  He is a proud resident of Highland Park.

Congratulations Chief Moore, and welcome Captain Curry and Jeremy!

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