About Fire Rescue


boynton beach fire rescue department chief hugh bruderMeet the Chief! Chief Hugh Bruder has more than 42 years of Fire Service experience, most recently having served as the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department’s (BBFR) Interim Fire Chief and before that, as Deputy Fire Chief. He joined the BBFR in 2020, and in that time, has reorganized Fire Department Administration in order to place more firefighters in the field. Chief Bruder has worked to foster solid labor management relations, improve staff morale and facilitated grant writing for a new Fire Boat, EMS equipment and crucial emergency communications infrastructure.

Chief Bruder has revamped and improved the Critical Incident Management and Peer Support Programs for both the BBFR and BBPD, and has worked to create a new Community Outreach Program that includes youth fire programs. Chief Bruder holds an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Fire Service Management. He is a Designated Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence and a United States Air Force Veteran.