Department History

Located along the banks of the Indian River in East Central Florida, the department was organized in 1920 by volunteers operating out of one fire station in the area that is now Historic Cocoa Village. In 1927 the department appointed its first Volunteer Fire Chief, James MacMillan and in 1959 the City hired its first career Fire Chief, David Salisbury. The City of Cocoa has grown from a sleepy town to a bustling City with more than 17,000 residents. 
The city is still continuing to rapidly grow.