100 days in, new Texas fire chief sees progress

Chief Robert Rocha has secured funding for 30 new firefighter jobs, brought together chiefs association, worked to solve contract dispute


By Steven Alford
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In the 100 days since being named Corpus Christi's newest fire chief, Robert Rocha has worked with the speed of a five-alarm fire.

He secured funding for 30 new firefighter jobs, brought together the Nueces County Fire Chiefs Association and worked amid a more than yearlong dispute regarding firefighter contracts - all while trying to meet every employee, at every station, on every shift.

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