First Annual Bassmaster Classic

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!

Cox Fire Welcomes FL Governor Rick Scott

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!  

Shoutout to the newest member of our sales team!

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 … Read More

Cox Fire Welcomes Nicole Barton as HR Director

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

New Service and Inspections Manager for Jacksonville Announced

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 … Read More

NFSA Applauds Fire Sprinkler Incentives in Tax Reform

The National Fire Sprinkler Association praised sponsors and co-sponsors for their consistent leadership over the years that ensured fire sprinklers were included in the tax reform legislation passed by the House and Senate. The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act has been pushed for years. Fire protection has now been included and overall fire and life safety systems have joined other tax incentives, such as roofing, HVAC and security alarm systems. “This accomplishment for fire and life safety has been 14 years in the making. To say we are excited is an understatement,” explained Shane Ray, NFSA president. “Our NFSA team goal … Read More

The Benefits of Regular Fire Sprinkler and Alarm System Inspections

With the constant flow of news coverage of loss due to fire, to most, fire sprinkler and alarm system inspections are a clear matter of importance. Some, however, view these inspections as a necessary evil, or worse, a waste of time and resources. Fire sprinkler and alarm inspections can ensure that your system is functioning properly, which ultimately will help save lives in the unfortunate event of a fire. But beyond saving lives, there are many other benefits of regular system inspections. Building codes and policies are created and in place to ensure the protection of occupants and residents. Fire … Read More