Cocoa Fire Department Swears In New Deputy Chief Samuel Byrd and District Chief Robert Seeber
By Space Coast Daily // January 7, 2020
sworn in Monday in a ceremony with Cocoa Fire Chief Jonathan Lamm
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Congratulations go to new Cocoa Fire Department Deputy Chief Samuel Byrd and District Chief Robert Seeber, who was sworn in Monday in a ceremony by Fire Chief Jonathan Lamm.
Located along the banks of the Indian River in East Central Florida, the Cocoa Fire Department was organized in 1920 by volunteers operating out of one fire station in the area that is now Historic Cocoa Village.
In 1927 the department appointed its first Volunteer Fire Chief, James MacMillan, and in 1959 the City hired its first career Fire Chief, David Salisbury.
The City of Cocoa has grown from a sleepy town to a bustling city with more than 17,000– and continues to rapidly grow.
Today, the department provides fire protection and prevention, firefighting, rescue, Advanced Life Support and Hazardous Materials response capabilities to prevent or minimize injury, loss of life, and damage to property and the environment.
The department serves the community from three fire stations, responding to some 5,500 incidents per year.
Emergency incidents vary from emergency medical to motor vehicle accidents to structure and wildland fires, often with a response time of fewer than five minutes. 43 of their members are certified firefighters and all are either Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic certified.
The Cocoa Fire Department is committed to providing reliable Emergency Medical Care, Fire Suppression, and Hazard Mitigation through innovative service delivery that is responsive to the needs of the community.
Cocoa Fire Rescue Department will continue their advancement and education to meet and exceed the needs of the individuals they serve.