All-Hazards, All-Risk Response Leaders

Command Unity is the Key to Cohesive Interoperability

WHO WE ARE

The Fire Chief's Association of Palm Beach County represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders working and volunteering in Palm Beach County; our members are the leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy.

OUR MISSION

To provide leadership to current and future career, volunteer, fire-rescue and EMS chiefs, chief fire officers, company officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the local community through vision, information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities.

WHAT WE DO...

The core functions of the FCA of PBC

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Identify goals and strategies that serves as the foundation for the development of ongoing action items that will formulate the work program for Fire Department leadership, members, and staff.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

From rookie to chief, outstanding leaders are needed to lead organizations into the next generation of the Fire Service. We facilitate leadership growth by providing information and access to upcoming and ongoing training.

RESOURCES PLANNING

Identify resources for response to emergencies and to prepare facilities for a forecast event (e.g., hurricane, flooding, etc.) that each agency has to offer. We consider the quantity needed, when they would be needed, capabilities required, limitations associated with the resource, and the costs and liability associated with a resource.

ABOUT THE FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES

The fire and emergency service reaches every community, covering urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods. The fire service is the only entity that is locally situated, staffed, trained and equipped to respond to all types of emergencies. The fire department responds to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as to man-made catastrophes, such as hazmat spills, arson and terrorism. As such, the fire and emergency service is a dynamic all-hazard, all-risk response entity.

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Departments Represented

26

Committees

382

Years of Experience