PHOTOS: Cocoa Swears In Gene Prince As New Fire Chief

By  //  January 21, 2015

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Tom Redmond sworn in as Deputy fire Chief

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The City of Cocoa swears in Gene Prince as the Fire Chief of the City of Cocoa. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA –  Gene Prince was officially sworn in as the new fire chief of Cocoa, and Tom Redmond was appointed Deputy Chief, in a ceremony on Tuesday in front of the Porcher House on Delannoy Avenue.

Chief Prince brings with him great leadership, vision, experience and a remarkable level of professionalism to the City of Cocoa Fire Department.

A selection committee comprised of a Cocoa resident, a representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Cocoa’s Administrative Services Director, Cocoa’s Assistant City Manager and Cocoa’s City Manager screened more than 45 applicants and conducted interviews of five candidates before hiring Chief Prince.

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Cocoa Fire Chief Gene Prince, right, with Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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Cocoa Fire Chief Gene Prince, right, with Cocoa Mayor Henry Parrish. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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Cocoa Fire Chief Gene Prince, right, with Cocoa Mayor Henry Parrish, center, and Cocoa Deputy Fire Chief Tom Redmond. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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The City of Cocoa swore in Gene Prince as the Fire Chief of the City of Cocoa. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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The City of Cocoa swore in Gene Prince as the Fire Chief of the City of Cocoa. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

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Tom Redmond was sworn in as the Cocoa Deputy Fire Chief. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)


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