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

Cox Fire names their 2017 Favorite!

For the past seven years, all Cox Fire employees have been offered the opportunity to vote for their Employee of the Year – to be named at our annual Christmas party.  What are the criteria for choosing the Employee of the Year?  There is none! This is all about employee opinion.  This is about the person who pitches in when an extra pair of hands is needed.  Who is always happy to help?  Who personifies the Cox Fire team spirit?  Who puts a great face on Cox Fire to the public?  Who goes above and beyond what’s expected of customers … Read More

Rodney McDaniels Appointed as Service and Inspections Manager

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rodney McDaniels to the position of Service and Inspections Manager. Rodney has just signed on with Cox Fire Protection, however, he has run his own company for over seven years throughout the Southeast. Rodney’s responsibilities at Cox Fire Protection will relate directly to the functions of growing the service and inspections departments for the Jacksonville branch. Specifically, he will be targeting work located in North Florida, Southern Georgia, and the surrounding areas. Please help me in congratulating Rodney McDaniels. I know you will give him your full cooperation as he continues to … Read More

Announcement – Jacksonville Service and Inspections Manager

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rodney McDaniels to the position of Service and Inspections Manager. Rodney has just signed on with Cox Fire Protection, however, he has run his own company for over seven years throughout the Southeast. Rodney’s responsibilities at Cox Fire Protection will relate directly to the functions of growing the service and inspections departments for the Jacksonville branch. Specifically, he will be targeting work located in North Florida, Southern Georgia, and the surrounding areas. Please help me in congratulating Rodney McDaniels. I know you will give him your full cooperation as he continues to … Read More

Build Tampa Bay to Present at the White House

Cox Fire is very excited to announce that our CEO, Linda Cox, along with fellow Board Members, Steve Cona, Brian Wilkinson, Wayne Fernandez and Jack Olmstead, has been invited to the White House on Tuesday 12/5 to meet with Deputy Assistant to the President, Stephen Munisteri.  Linda is the Chair of Build Tampa Bay, a not-for-profit program established through ABC’s Gulf Coast Chapter, which is tackling head-on the skilled labor shortage in the Tampa Bay area.  Build Tampa Bay is going into high schools to talk with seniors, their parents and their counselors about the critical need for skilled workers … Read More