Clarence Cunha is now Providence’s permanent Fire Chief

By Alana Cerrone


Clarence Cunha has been selected
as the 24th Chief of the Providence
Fire Department.


Cunha, a 33-year veteran of the
Department, has been Acting Chief since September.


Mayor Taveras and Public Safety
Commissioner Steven Paré
made the announcement on Friday.


“Clarence Cunha is a veteran
firefighter who has risen through the ranks to assume the highest position
within the Providence Fire Department. He has a deep and broad understanding of
fire operations and is well respected by the men and women he leads,”
Commissioner Paré said.


“I congratulate Clarence Cunha on
his appointment as Chief of the Providence Fire Department,” Mayor Taveras
said. “Chief Cunha is a proven leader with years of experience and a track
record of meritorious service, and I am confident he will lead the Providence
Fire Department with distinction.”


Providence is the second oldest continuously
operating professional fire department in the country


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