Cocoa Fire Rescue Chief Jonathan Lamm Appoints Sam Schaller as Fire Inspector
By Yvonne Martinez, Cocoa Public Information Officer // October 28, 2020
Schaller began his duties October 5
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Fire Rescue Chief Jonathan Lamm announced the appointment of Sam Schaller as fire inspector, who began his duties on October 5.
Schaller, 27, was born in Sarasota and has two brothers. He is the first in his family to serve in public safety.
In 2012, he began pursuing his associate degree at Santa Fe College in Gainesville while serving as a volunteer firefighter with Alachua County.
In 2013, he earned his credentials as an emergency medical technician (EMT).
Schaller completed the fire academy in 2014, and since 2016, served with Putnam County Fire-EMS in the East Palatka Fire Department where at age 25 he became chief in 2018.
He was the youngest chief in the agency’s history and to his knowledge the youngest chief in the State of Florida.
As fire inspector, Schaller will be responsible for the city’s overall commercial fire safety and inspections to ensure compliance with all National Fire Protection Association standards and life safety codes.
He also plans to emphasize public awareness of fire prevention through education and interaction.