City Names New Fire Chief

Carlos Cabrera becomes first Hispanic Chief in City’s History

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio has appointed Assistant Chief Carlos Cabrera to the position of Fire Chief. The City Commission confirmed the appointment making Chief Cabrera the first Hispanic Fire chief in the city’s history.

Mayor Muoio selected Cabrera for his strong record of service and extensive experience, “Carlos has been with the department for over 20 years and has earned the respect of his coworkers and many in our community. He has been an outstanding firefighter and will be an outstanding Chief.”

Chief Cabrera says he will work hard to continue the tradition of excellence established by the department, “Photographs of past Chiefs hang on a wall in station number one. To be in their company and to have the opportunity to serve this community by leading a dedicated and professional team of men and women is a true honor.”

A brief biography of Chief Cabrera

Born in Chicago IL. Moved to West Palm Beach as a child in 1969.
Joined West Palm Beach Fire Department in 1989.

Promoted to EMS Lieutenant 2002. Promoted to Operations Captain 2004. Promoted to Battalion Chief in 2006. Promoted to Assistant Chief in 2009. Awards include: Firefighter of the Year 2005 and Paramedic of the Year 2005.

Graduate of PBCC Paramedic Program and State of Florida Paramedic since 1993. AS degree from PBCC in Emergency Medical Services 2009. Graduate of Leadership West Palm Beach program 2009
Married to Karin Cabrera for 29 Years. Three sons Christopher, David (wife Jennifer, Granddaughter Riley), and Scott (wife Ashley, Grandson Mason).

Memberships:
Palm Beach County Fire Chiefs Association
International Association of Fire Chiefs