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 card to keep track of your blood pressure.
The Fire Department participates in the Cocoa Beach Citizen's Academy offering several modules in the program. You will meet the chief and hear his vision for the department. Get a hands on CPR experience with the EMS Chief/Community Paramedic. Our fire marshal and his inspector will go over fire prevention and safety then everyone puts out a fire with extinguishers. And our Fire operations chief talks technical rescue operations and does a high rise drill with the crews on duty.
Hands Only CPR
Hands Only CPR is an American Heart Association endorsed program to teach you the basic skills needed to help someone in cardiac arrest. This free 45 minute class will help you become confident in assessing and beginning chest compressions until help arrives. This class also goes over basic AED operations. The class is conducted at Fire Station 51 or can be in the community such as condo's and churches.
A simple look at AEDs, what they do, and how to use them. AED use is covered in the CPR class or can be a stand alone review for those in need of a refresher. Have you ever heard of AED Pulsepoint? It's a free app showing where the nearest AED is to your location. It can also text you if there is a 911 cardiac arrest nearby so you can assist before other help arrives.
Stop The Bleed
Uncontrolled bleeding is a leading cause of trauma related fatalities. With easy to use techniques and medical equipment you can save a life. This class will prepare you for what to do in an emergency until help arrives.
Home Fire and Safety Surveys
Our Firefighters are on duty 24/7 and active in community service. They will be happy to come over, assess your home, and offer suggestions.
Knox Box Program
The Cocoa Beach Fire Department offers "Knox" or key lock boxes to residents at no charge. The boxes are used to secure keys to doors for residents with physical limitations and/or special medical needs that may limit their ability to unlock a door in case of medical emergency or need for assistance. This program eliminates the need to force entry into residences avoiding physical damage to doors and windows. Installation requires no special hardware or door modifications. For more information, please contact the Cocoa Beach Fire Department at 321-868-3330.
Community Paramedic Program
The Cocoa Beach Fire Department offers a Community Paramedic Program that focuses on our elderly, home-bound, limited mobility, and those with chronic health conditions. For more detailed information please visit the Community Paramedic Program Webpage.