Cocoa Beach Fire Department
“An I.S.O. Class-2 Fire Department”

Fire Decal

Main Fire Station (Station #51)
25 S. Orlando Avenue

(across from City Hall)

P.O.Box 322430
Cocoa Beach, Fl.  32932-2430

Phone: (321) 868-3330
FAX: (321) 868-3366

E-Mail Fire Department

Fire Station (Station #50)
151 W. Volusia Lane
  (north of 520 on Volusia)
     Phone: (321) 868-3236

or
(321)  868-3230

A Message from the Fire Department

Welcome to the webpage of the Cocoa Beach Fire Department. The City of Cocoa Beach has been operating a Fire Department and servicing the community since 1949. The Department prides itself on providing high-quality fire prevention, suppression, specialized rescue and emergency medical services to the citizens and millions of visitors of Cocoa Beach. The Fire Department recently improved it's rating by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) from a Class-4 to a Class-2, this was a big step forward for our community and one that my staff and I are very proud of. The Department has a staff of 28 employees: 25 are Florida State-certified Paramedics, 15 are Fire Inspectors certified by the State Fire Marshal Office. Along with the Staff, I am extemely proud to serve the community. Together, we can accomplish the basic mission of Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, and Property Conservation.

Fire Chief

For emergency assistance, please call 911. For non-emergency service, call our 24-hour Communication Center at (321) 868-3251. Stay Safe.

Chief Ryan Duckworth

 

Population and Response area

The City of Cocoa Beach Fire Department (CBFD) serves approximately 3.5 square miles of residential and commercial area, as well as providing basic fire protection for the "Thousand Islands", the area adjacent to Cocoa Beach, in the Banana River. The 3.5 square miles of land mass is unique in shape in that it is a barrier island approximately 6.5 miles in length and approximately 1.7 miles wide at it widest point. The CBFD serves a population of approximately 12,800 residents, as well as the influx of tourists and visitors which causes the population to rise to an average of 30,000 people a day during the tourist season.

Operations
The operations section of the Fire Department is directed by the Deputy Fire Chief. Operations handles all emergency response, training and shift based functions.
Emergency Services
The Cocoa Beach Fire Department is a full service department, providing fire suppression, advanced life support, first response, surf/water rescue, technical rescue, and other emergency services.
 
Training Division

The Department has an extensive in-house, city and community training program. Offering:
- Fire Service
- Emergency Medical
- CPR
- Fire Safety
- Fire extinguisher training

All taught by department personnel.



 
Staffing
 
The Fire Department operates two stations, staffed with three shifts of eight personnel. Click here for Organizational Chart. Our shift personnel work 24-hour shifts to then have the next 48 hours off. Our administrative staff works Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. All personnel are on call in the event of serious fire, emergency or severe weather situation.  

Stations

Fire Station #51 is located at 25 South Orlando Avenue across the street from City Hall. Fire Department administrative offices are located at Fire Station #51.
Fire Station #50 is located at 151 West Volusia Lane, one block north of the 520 Causeway.

   

Apparatus

Our fire equipment includes:
- 2004 Pierce dash 2000 GPM fire Engine
- 2002 Pierce dash 2000 GPM Fire Engine
- 2007 Pierce 100' Tower Ladder with a 2000GPM Pump
- 1988/2009 E-One Reserve Engine with 1250 GPM pump
- 1996 EVI Rescue Vehicle

Fire Prevention/Code Enforcement Division

Fire Prevention/Code Enforcement Division is headed by Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal. He is assisted by several other personnel who are state certified inspectors. The Fire Marshal also serves as a member of the City's Development Review Committee, which is responsible for reviewing plans of  proposed new construction.

Existing building inspections are conducted by the Fire Marshal and shift personnel. Pre-fire plans are drawn of commercial and multi-family occupancies and are incorporated into response procedures.

Current Inspection and Permit Fee schedules can be obtained by calling the Fire Department at 321-868-3330

Safety programs on a variety of subjects, including fire prevention, high-rise evacuation, hurricane safety and others are available through the Fire Marshal's Office.

 

Emergency Management
The Fire Chief serves as Emergency Manager for the City. This includes planning for a variety of potential emergencies and disasters. The City works closely with the Brevard County Office of Emergency Management to coordinate with State and Federal requirements. The Special Needs Registry is maintained by Brevard County, call to pre-register (321) 637-6670.
 
Cocoa Beach C.E.R.T
 

The Cocoa Beach Community Emergency Response Team is coordinated through the Fire Chief’s office and offers Cocoa Beach residents an opportunity to serve their community in times of disaster and other times when extra help is need to adequately provide for a safe community. The C.E.R.T. program is a federally recognized component of the F.E.M.A. Fire Corps. Program. For more information: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

 
Smoke Detector Program
When available, Fire Department Personnel will provide and install smoke detectors for City Residents. Supplies are limited and only 1 detector per household is provided. Please call Fire Administration to check availability and to schedule installation.
 
Citizen's Academy
The Fire Department contributes to and participates in the Cocoa Beach Citizen's Academy offering several modules in the program to enhance the community awareness of our activities and efforts.  
 
Blood Pressure Screening
Blood Pressure screening is offered free of charge by department personnel. Please feel free to stop by either fire station to have you blood pressure checked. Department personnel will check you blood pressure and provide you with a blood pressure card for you to keep track of you blood pressure and/or share with your physican.
 
Employment
Applications for Firefighter openings are accepted from anyone holding State of Florida Minimum Standards for Firefighters AND a State of Florida Paramedic certifications. All hiring procedures are the responsibility of the City of Cocoa Beach Personnel Department.
 
Phone Numbers

Emergencies

911

General Information

868-3330

Fire Station 51

868-3331

Station 50

868-3230

Frequently Asked Questions

No. All Fireworks are prohibited on the Beach and in Public Parks. Only fireworks that are approved by the State Fire Marshal are permitted on private property.

Outdoor burning of rubbish, trash or debris is prohibited within the City .

The fire department is not licensed to fill extinguishers, but a list of companies is found in the yellow pages under "fire extinguishers."

If this is a battery powered detector, the chirping typically indicates a weak battery. Try replacing the battery, if that does not solve the problem replace the detector.

This may be caused by dust or a small insect in the sensing part of the detector. Try vacuuming the outside of the detector to remove the problem and replace if there is no improvement.