Robert "Butch" Cobb
Deputy Chief (Ret.), Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department
CHIEF ROBERT "BUTCH" COBB served with the Jersey City, N.J., Fire Department for 34 years. During his career with the department, Butch served as a firefighter and captain in some of the busiest units. After his promotion to battalion chief, the department assigned Cobb command of the 2nd Battalion. Upon his promotion to deputy chief, the department appointed him chief of operations, overseeing daily field operations. Butch also held the positions of chief of training and citywide tour commander. After retiring from the fire service Chief Cobb was offered a position with ISO as national director and ISO’s key spokesperson to the nation’s fire service.