Administration is responsible for the oversight of the Department, including creating policies and procedures and budget.
|Donald K. Cochran, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director
|Donald K. Cochran has served the City of Cape Coral with distinction for over 23 years, rising through the ranks from Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant and Battalion Chief to several periods of Acting as Division Chief of Operations and Acting Deputy Fire Chief. As the Fire Chief, Donald Cochran utilizes his skills as a strong communicator and team leader to move the fire service in Cape Coral in a positive direction for the citizens and residents. Chief Cochran holds numerous fire service certifications along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Management and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology. He is a member of the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. His calm demeanor matches his fierce devotion to the City and the people as the Department moves forward to provide the best service possible.|
Linda Kurzmann, Senior Administrative Specialist
| Robert Topoleski, Fire Deputy Chief
|Robert Topoleski is originally from Toledo, OH and decided to follow in the footsteps, both literally and figuratively, of his grandfather who had retired from the Toledo Fire Department and moved to Fort Myers Beach. He began his career with the Cape Coral Fire Department in April, 1990 and promoted to Fire Deputy Chief in October, 2015. Deputy Chief Topoleski holds an Associate’s Degree in Science (Fire Science Technology) from Edison Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. Within the Department, the Fire Deputy Chief is second only to the Fire Chief/Emergency Management (EM) Director and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fire Department, including managing the budget and overseeing the Divisions of Support, Operations, Professional Standards, and Emergency Management. Deputy Chief Topoleski's principle is to not just work to succeed today, but to set up for success tomorrow as well.|
Cheryl Mackowski, Administrative Specialist