The Tucson Firefighter’s Association, in conjunction with the Tucson Fire Department, formed the Tucson Fire Pipes and Drums Corps in August 2007 under the direction of Honorary Tucson Fire Fighter Bob Baker. The band is comprised solely of Tucson Fire Fighters. Today the band boasts 11 active pipers and 8 active drummers (10 of which are original members).
The band performs at all Tucson Fire line of duty deaths, retiree funerals, non-line of duty deaths, graduations, and miscellaneous ceremonies. In addition, the band is available to perform, at request, across the state of Arizona for any fire service funerals and ceremonies.
The Tucson Fire Pipes & Drums has also performed in numerous community events such as the Tucson Celtic Festival, St. Patrick’s Day parade, and Oktoberfest, and travels each year to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Colorado Springs, CO.
The band is a not for profit organization funded solely by donations.