Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was created by State law in 1984 to provide fire and emergency medical services to portions of the unincorporated area and select municipal areas of Palm Beach County. These areas are designated within four Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU's) which were created to fund this service. We cover 1,813 square miles and provide services to approximately 746,000 residents throughout the County.
In addition to providing fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation and emergency medical (advanced life support) services, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue provides a number of other services related to protecting the lives and property of its citizens. The prevention of fire before it starts is of paramount importance in effectively protecting life and property. Public education, annual inspection of businesses and ensuring strict code compliance on newly constructed buildings are all methods utilized by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to reduce fire incidents.