Fabrizio Curcio was appointed Head of the Italian National Civil Protection Department in April 2015. After achieving his Civil Engineering Degree at the University La Sapienza of Rome, he began his career in the National Fire Brigades Department in 1994, with the rank of Fire Department Inspector. While working at the National Fire Department’s Provincial Command Headquarters in the city of Venice, among other tasks he collaborated with the Deputy Commissioner’s Office for the reconstruction of the historical theater of Venice “La Fenice” that was severely damaged by a fire emergency. He was also in charge of coordinating the Veneto Region Fire Department relief operations following the 1997 Umbria and Marche earthquakes. During the 2000 Jubilee event in Rome, he was in charge of coordinating the capital city Fire Brigades Unit. His entry in the National Department of Civil Protection occurred seven years later, first as Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Head of Department Office followed by his nomination to Director of the Emergency Response Management Office. While covering this position he was called to coordinate response operations in many emergency events, such as the earthquake that hit the Abruzzo region in 2009, the 2012 Emilia earthquake and the Costa Concordia shipwreck emergency in 2013. Thanks to the rich experience gained over the years, his serious commitment and the successes achieved he reached the summit of this institution upon his nomination in 2015 as Head of the National Civil Protection Department.