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

Cox Fire Employee Spotlight

Big things are happening in Cox Fire’s Jacksonville office!  For anyone who has been in the fire protection industry for any length of time, the name Allen Perry is one that is well known and well respected.  When asked to describe Allen – words like “dependable, hard-working, kind, knowledgeable,” and “decisive” are heard repeatedly.  We are very happy to announce that Allen has accepted the position of branch manager for our Jacksonville branch, and as such, will be responsible for Cox Fire’s work in North Florida and Georgia.  Allen started in the industry in 1974 with Moore Pipe and Sprinkler … Read More

Jacksonville Branch Manager Announcement

From: Scott Cox Date: 11/9/2017 Re: Announcement – Jacksonville Branch Manager   Cox Fire is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Perry to the position of Jacksonville Branch Manager. Allen has been an employee of Cox Fire in the Jacksonville office since 2013 and brings substantial experience developing new markets for our Jacksonville office. Allen’s responsibilities at Cox Fire Protection will relate directly to the functions of every division in the company for projects located in North Florida, Southern Georgia, and the surrounding areas. Scott Cox President

State of the Art Sprinkler System at the Refrigerated Warehouse, Port of Tampa

Cox Fire Protection is proud to have recently completed a state of the art sprinkler system in a 150,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse for the Port of Tampa. The sprinkler systems included wet, dry, and pre-action systems and a single fire pump sized appropriately to feed the entire building. Over 5 miles of pipe was installed in the new facility. Cox Fire worked hand in hand with the GC (Batson-Cook), the owner and design team to successfully value engineer over $150,000 out of the scope by using alternative methods of protection and the latest technology in the fire protection industry.