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Honor Guard


Formed in January 1986, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue's Honor Guard represents the department in rendering honors to firefighters killed in the line of duty. The Honor Guard also represents the department at other local ceremonies and events such as parades, grand openings and flag presentation ceremonies. 


Pipes and Drums


The "Pipes and Drums Corps" comprise the Band Battery element of the Honor Guard. These members specialize in playing the traditional bagpipes and drums. Since being added in late 2001, the Pipes and Drums Corps have been one of the most popular elements of the Honor Guard Team.


Reserve Battalion


The PBCFR Reserve Battalion is dedicated to assisting the department’s mission of saving lives and protecting property. Reserve Battalion members provide support by supplying supplemental personnel who are authorized to ride on PBCFR units and act as an “extra set of hands” on both engines and rescue units. The Battalion provides Light and Air support, firefighter rehabilitation, assistance at structure and brush fires, and assistance to fire investigators. Working closely with the Training Division, the Reserves provide support during live fire training scenarios. 

The PBCFR Reserve Battalion engages in the community by providing medical standby for public events like “Crossing for a Cure,” the “Wellington Holiday Parade, Veterans and Memorial Day ceremonies, and the City of Westlake’s Independence Day ceremonies. The Reserves also provide support to the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. PBCFR’s support of Reserve Battalion training provides a pathway to a successful firefighter career. Many members progress to full-time firefighters with PBCFR.


Cadet Battalion


The PBCFR Cadet Battalion serves as a youth initiative to provide teenagers ages 14 to 18 with insight on career options within the fire service sector. While many participants harbor aspirations of becoming firefighters, this goal is not a prerequisite for joining the program. The cadets receive comprehensive training, emphasizing the importance of assisting and nurturing others and honing their leadership capabilities. The cadet program convenes every week to undergo training in both fire and EMS services. Additionally, these gatherings are used to strategize and prepare for active involvement in numerous community and charitable events year-round. Among the highlights of their activities is the annual Cadet Fest in November, where they extend an invitation to cadet programs from across the state to train at the Chief Herman W. Brice Fire Rescue Complex. Furthermore, during the Fall Retreat held in Orange Springs, FL, the cadets participate in several opportunities to train alongside cadets and firefighters from various parts of Florida. Each year, their skills are tested in the Winter Fire Games, an event orchestrated by the Florida Fire Chief’s Association Cadet Section.

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