Master Firefighter Michael Curry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 19, 1973. He graduated from Robert W. Groves High School in Garden City, Georgia.
MFF Curry was a U.S. Navy veteran who began his firefighting career with Savannah Fire & Emergency Services in March 2001 and served with the department for nearly 13 years. He was promoted to master firefighter in 2007 and had just passed all captain requirements and was awaiting advancement.
MFF Curry served in many capacities within the department, including engine, truck, and rescue companies. He was certified at the Hazmat Technician level and achieved certification in various technical rescue disciplines. He was an Advanced Rescue Diver and a Public Safety Diver. He was certified as an instructor and a fire & life safety educator. He was an integral member of the department’s Critical Stress Management Team and a member of the Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Team.
When duty called, MFF Curry never flinched as he faced the danger and uncertainty. He was an admired public servant whose commitment to public service extended beyond the fire department. He was a beloved and dedicated scout leader with uncompromising principles. He was eager to assist anyone at any time, always willing to put others before himself. He will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and fellow firefighters.
MFF Curry leaves behind his son, Cole Michael; his mother, Susan Salem; brother, Shane Curry; and sister, Tamara Curry Spivey.
MFF Curry was a faithful family member, friend, and colleague who served Savannah Fire & Emergency Services with distinction.
MFF Curry was also a faithful member of The Church at Godley Station, under the pastoral guidance of Pastor Darren Thomas.