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Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
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What is the Community Assistance Team?
The Community Assistance Team is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide emotional support, referral to social service agencies, and other advocacy work on behalf of the citizens of Palm Beach County. The CAT responds from fire stations throughout Palm Beach County and works closely with Palm Beach County Firefighters and Paramedics, the Sheriff's Office and local social service organizations.

Why are the Community Assistance Team (CAT) Volunteers so important?
Volunteers for the CAT are a very important part of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue. The volunteers respond to a variety of needs within our community. They are dispatched by the Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Communications Center and respond to many different types of calls, including:

  • Providing bereavement support, information and referrals in adult and pediatric death situations
  • Aiding families displaced by fires
  • Checking on welfare of individuals
  • Assisting families in need with accessing social service programs
  • Responding with other county agencies in the event of a disaster

How do I become involved?
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue is continually seeking volunteers for the CAT. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Florida driver's license. Prospective volunteers must pass a background check, interview process and complete 40 hours of training.If you would like to become a member of the Palm Beach County Community Assistance Team or would like to find out more information, please call 5614724124.