Since the inception of the Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums in 2008, the band has played at many functions throughout the tri-county area. Members of the band are active members of the fire department and they represent the spirit of the history of the pipes and drums across the country. The Pipes and Drums continue to provide their service for the following types of events and fundraisers:
- Fire Department Retirements & Funeral Services
- Memorial Parades & events
- Fire Academy Graduations & Parties
- Community & Promotional Events
- Military Events
The Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums was established to honor the fallen firefighters and to honor the tradition of the fire service and its members. Also to bring PRIDE, HONOR & TRADITION to its members and the fire service.
The Band Tartan
(Firefighter Memorial Tartan)
The Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums proudly wear the firefighter memorial tartan that was designed by Kelly Stewart from USA kilts, 2007. This tartan was designed to salute firefighters everywhere in the world, who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the protection of others. It was also designed to memorialize those firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The red background of the tartan represents fire and the fire trucks. The black is in remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The green and gold represents the Irish community, which has strong ties with the occupation of firefighting.
The three red lines in the middle of each square are: 3 red threads, 4 red threads, and 3 red threads- representing the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, this being the largest amount of firefighters who ever perished in a single day in the history of the United States.
A portion of all sales of these kilts are donated to the Leary Firefighters Foundation.