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Cox Fire CEO Named to Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety

on December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dave Vasquez, (727) 504-4676 

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis Announces Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety.

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez today announced the names of over 45 advisors who will serve on the Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety. The committee will be chaired by KENT STERMON, COO of Total Military Management.

The committee is comprised of a diverse group of experts, including members of the law enforcement community, experts in the public safety field, members of the armed services, veterans, and school safety advocates in our state.

These individuals will advise the Transition Team as they develop their plan to implement Governor-elect DeSantis’ goal of ensuring Florida’s crime rate continues to decline and community safety continues to improve by supporting law enforcement, ensuring justice for victims and holding government institutions accountable.

Members of the Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety include:
ALAN ABRAMOWITZ; Executive Director, Guardian ad Litem 
TIM ALBRIGHT; Retired Captain, Florida Department of Corrections
PAM ALVAREZ; President & CEO, BAYS and Former Chair, Florida Juvenile Justice Association
JEFF BELL; President, Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association 
Sheriff (Ret.) SUSAN BENTON; Highlands County 
CHRISTY BRODEUR; Former Secretary, Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice
CANDICE BROWER; Regional Counsel, Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 1st DCA Region
ADAM CLAMPITT; President, The District Communications Group 
LINDA COX; CEO, Cox Fire Protection 
Sheriff DARRYL DANIELS; Clay County 
BOB DAVIS; Senior Marketing and Sales Leader/National Director of Operations Business Development and Growth, Verizon
Mayor CARLOS GIMENEZ; Miami-Dade County 
Lt. Commander HECTOR DELGADO; Retired Navy SEAL and Former Law Enforcement Officer and Founder, ASR Alert Systems  
Sheriff TOMMY FORD: Bay County
Commissioner GRAHAM FOUNTAIN; Chair, Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners, District 1 
Sheriff (Ret.) EMERY GAINEY; Marion County 
STACY GROMATSKI; President & CEO, Florida Network of Youth and Family Services 
PAULA HOISINGTON; Vice President, Net Communications 
Sheriff MARK HUNTER; Columbia County and President, Florida Sheriff’s Association
Sheriff WAYNE IVEY; Brevard County 
Sheriff GRADY JUDD; Polk County  
KYLE KASHUV; Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student
JOHN KAZANJIAN; President, Florida Police Benevolent Association 
MIKE KIRBY; Chairman, Florida Association of State Troopers 
BRYAN KOCHER; Executive Vice President of Operations, Williams Communications 
ALAN LANDMAN; Attorney, Alan H. Landman, P.A. 
DOUG LEONARDO; Chair, Florida Behavioral Health Association 
BRAD LIVINGSTON; Former CEO & CFO, Texas Department of Criminal Justice 
Commissioner ROD LOVE; Board of County Commissioners, Orange County, District 2 
MARY MARX; President & CEO, Pace Center for Girls 
BERNIE MCCABE; State Attorney, Pinellas and Pasco Counties
PATRICK MILLER; President, Invictus
Sheriff CHRIS NOCCO; Pasco County,  
Chief DAVID PERRY; President, Florida Police Chiefs Association and Chief of Police, Florida State University
NICK PETERS; Founder & Managing Director, Armed Forces Families Foundation 
RYAN PETTY; Commissioner, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Public Safety Commission
ANDY POLLACK; School Safety Advocate and Founder, Americans for CLASS
HUNTER POLLACK; School Safety Advocate  
The Honorable JOHN RUTHERFORD; Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives and Sheriff (Ret.), Duval County
MAX SCHACHTER; Commissioner, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Public Safety Commission
Dr. DERRICK SCHOFIELD; Executive Vice President, GEO Continuum of Care and GEO Reentry Services 
Sheriff (Ret.) BOB WHITE; Pasco County  
Sheriff MIKE WILLIAMS; Duval County  
STEVE ZONA; President, Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville Lodge  


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First Annual Bassmaster Classic

on May 8, 2018

Cox Fire strides to go above and beyond by fostering a work hard, play hard culture that ensures employees stay healthy, happy and productive. Congrats to Richard, our Tampa Superintendent won the Bassmaster Classic with a 6.3lb bass!

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Cox Fire Welcomes FL Governor Rick Scott

on March 14, 2018

Cox Fire Protection was honored to host Governor Rick Scott’s first stop on his 2018 Florida circuit to discuss his new tax plan.  The governor has consistently been a friend to small business and construction specifically.  He has directly impacted our industry on many levels, from leading the fight for deregulation – to tax cuts – to strong support for apprenticeship.  On behalf of ABC Gulf Coast Chapter, and Cox Fire Protection, thank you for all your efforts on our behalf, Governor!


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Shoutout to the newest member of our sales team!

on March 14, 2018

Cox Fire is proud to welcome Devin Smith to our Tampa Sales Team!  Devin is a seasoned fire sprinkler man, getting his start in the business in Indianapolis with Koorsen Fire & Security.  Devin has experience in the field, in alarm and sprinkler inspections, and in sprinkler and alarm service.  His diverse background and desire to learn all aspects of fire protection opened doors for him to move into a sales position, and he brings years of experience to the Inspection Sales Department at Cox Fire.

When Devin is not at work he can likely be found with family and friend at Lightning games, on the golf course, or at the beach, always accompanied by his 3-month-old puppy Indy!

Devin is passionate about fire protection in knowing that not only is he providing protection for his customers’ properties, but also their businesses and employees.

Welcome to Cox Fire, Devin!

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Cox Fire Welcomes Nicole Barton as HR Director

on February 7, 2018

Big news from Cox Fire’s home office – we welcome Nicole Barton to our senior management team.  Nicole is assuming the role of Human Resources Manager, and will be overseeing HR related functions for all three branch offices.  Nicole brings over 10 years of human resources experience including developing HR processes and policies, compliance, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, benefits, compensation and training. She comes to us from the healthcare industry, and has historically been a strong leader in her career in bringing groups together interdepartmentally in multi-state situations to improve processes and build cohesive teams.   Nicole is passionate about developing and retaining top talent; creating talent management programs that included career pathing and succession planning. Nicole received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2015. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HR Tampa.  When she’s not at work, Nicole spends her free time with her two little boys, Connor, 7 and Bentley, 5. If they aren’t doing homework, you will catch them on the soccer field. During the summer, they enjoy trips out on the boat fishing, riding their quads out on the trails and taking as mini vacations as they can to the beach.  Welcome to Cox Fire, Nicole!

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Cox Fire is very happy to welcome Margot McDaniels to our Jacksonville branch!

on January 31, 2018

Cox Fire is very happy to welcome Margot McDaniels to our Jacksonville branch, and Margot states that she is excited about joining the Cox Fire family! Margot has been in the fire protection industry for 10 years. She and her husband owned a very successful fire protection company in NC from 2010 through 2017. Her expertise in the industry includes experience in everything from accounting, HR, permits, and licensing to advertising and marketing. The part of the job that she most enjoys is working directly with the customers and letting them know how much Cox Fire appreciates them. She has accepted the position of Service and Inspections salesperson in the Jacksonville office. Margot states “I am married to my best friend and I have 2 beautiful children. In my spare time I spend time with my family, ride bikes, read and I like going out on the boat and riding 4 wheelers.” Cox Fire welcomes Margot McDaniels!

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New Service and Inspections Manager for Jacksonville Announced

on January 15, 2018

Cox Fire Protection is honored and excited to introduce our new Service and Inspections Manager, Rodney McDaniels, in our Jacksonville Branch.  Rodney has been in the fire protection industry for over 2 decades, and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team.

As a NICET III fire sprinkler contractor and former owner of a successful fire sprinkler company in North Carolina, Rodney brings a hands-on, relationship-based perspective to his growing department in Jacksonville, with a defined goal of building a strong team environment, and delivering a quality product second to none.

When he’s not working – you’re most likely to find Rodney outside, probably on a boat with family and friends.  Welcome to Cox Fire, Rodney!

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