Steve Cox was hired as an emergency medical technician/firefighter with the South Davis Fire District from September 1989 to December 2004. In January 2005‚ he became part of the South Davis Metro Fire Agency. Steve was a very ‘hands on’ member of the fire department‚ in that he was always trying to make things safer and better for the community in which he served. In order to better do that‚ he applied for and was promoted to the fire marshal position in 2000. Steve took that position very seriously and continued to educate himself in order to obtain the many certifications required for the position of fire marshal.
Steve was certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators‚ the National Uniform Building Code‚ the National Fire Protection Association Inspector‚ Utah State Inspector II‚ the National I.C.B.O. Plans Examiner Certification‚ and numerous individual state certifications. Steve was a member of the National and Utah International Association of Arson Investigators‚ completed several courses in high angle rescue‚ heavy duty rescue and extrication procedures‚ and was Firefighter I & II certified. Fire Marshal Cox was the current Davis County Fire Officers president‚ was a Fire Prevention Board member‚ and a member of the Fire Marshals Association and Utah State Chiefs’ Association‚ along with many other fire boards.
On a personal level‚ Steve loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He loved to cook (especially his famous homemade secret salsa recipe)‚ go camping‚ and work outdoors in his yard. But his greatest passion was spending time with his family – his wife‚ Karen; his kids‚ Sarah‚ Tony‚ Becky‚ Greg‚ and Nate and their spouses; but most of all‚ his grandkids. Steve was a family man with a great passion for that family.
Steve passed away on August 28‚ 2011‚ while attempting to complete a physical fitness test for his job at the fire department. Steve’s passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends and the community he served.
We‚ as a family‚ are honored to display one of Steve’s most prized possessions‚ his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Steve had his motorcycle custom painted to honor one of his other major passions‚ the fire service.