Nick LoCicero, Tampa Fire Rescue Chief

Chief LoCicero, Fire Chief

Chief LoCicero started his career in the fire service in 1980; he has served with Tampa Fire Rescue since 1986.

His prior position was Assistant Chief for Operations. Responsibilities included supervision and direction of Shift Commanders and District Chiefs and the 216 daily assigned personnel per shift in the management of fire suppression and rescue activities. He is accountable for plans, direction, and coordination of 5 fire districts and 22 fire stations for fire suppression activities, advanced life support responses within the 128 sq. mile jurisdiction.  

Formerly he has held positions as the Assistant Chief for Administration and the Division Chief of Rescue. His career has included numerous assignments in the department. He began as a firefighter; he has served in line supervisory roles from Lieutenant to Captain and Chief Officer. Over the years, Chief LoCicero has attained many specialty certifications and has served in several specialties including Hazardous Materials, Critical Care Transport, Tactical Medic, Special Operations, and Urban Search and Rescue with (Florida Task Force 3). He was deployed throughout the state during the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. In 2006 he traveled to Nairobi, Kenya with a military contingent to speak to country leaders on Disaster Preparedness and Urban Search and Rescue principals. Over the years he has developed many operational plans for major events including the annual Gasparilla parades, the 2012 Republican National Convention, the 2014 Bollywood Awards and the 2017 College Football National Championship. Chief LoCicero has also participated as a guest speaker at the local and state level centering on community safety and educational programs pertaining to injury and risk reduction strategies for the elderly population as well as cardiac care and water safety awareness programs for all ages.

Chief LoCicero is a graduate of Hillsborough Community College’s Fire Science standards program and EMS Paramedic program. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  His professional awards include the Silver Medal of Valor, various unit awards and was selected as Firefighter of the Year earlier in his career.