Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue

Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue was created on October 1, 1984, when the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution consolidating the existing fire districts in Palm Beach County.

Prior to 1984 the following fire districts were in existence, covering mostly unincorporated Palm Beach County:

  • Jupiter-Tequesta
  • Juno Beach
  • Old Dixie
  • Military Park
  • Southwest
  • Trail Park
  • Reservation
  • Del Trail
  • Canal Point
  • Palm Beach International Airport

These departments consolidated, under the leadership of Chief Herman Brice, into Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue. Most of the incorporated cities, unless they were under a contract with a fire district, retained their own departments.

Read more about Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue:  Fire Stations, Unit Assignments, Work Schedule, How Incidents Are Received and Transmitted, Ranks, Emergency Medical Service

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