Since the beginning, we have had one mission: to honor our fallen brothers and sisters.
The purpose of the band is and always has been to continue the prideful tradition of the Celtic influence in our profession, by providing respectful remembrances of our fallen.
The band consists of a couple dozen members, representing more than a dozen departments from around the Puget Sound area. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who rely heavily on fundraising and donations to continue our cause. We can often be found playing at fire academy graduations, fire service retirements, fun fundraising events, local parades, and so on.
We have an ever expanding repertoire of music that varies from the most traditional Scottish folk tunes, to modern-day bagpipe rock.
We strive to provide an entertaining show when out and about at various events in the area, as this is how we fund our mission.
If you're interested in seeing us in person, check out our calendar or contact us.
You may have seen this motto. It's written on our... pretty much everything.
When the band first formed, we were looking at how to brand ourselves. The first motto that we looked at was that of the Scottish Clan Graham.
Since the original idea of the band was thought up by firefighters from Graham Fire & Rescue, it just seemed natural. After learning that the translation of the Gaelic term, “Ne Oublie” was "Never Forget", we stopped looking immediately.
"Ne Oublie" is our way of stating that we will never forget those that have gone before us.
We are also very honored that the Graham Clan gave us permission to use there crest as our bands official crest. Band members proudly display the crest as their official hat badge.
The red background of the tartan represents the traditional color of the fire service.
The black is in remembrance of those who have already made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The green and gold represent the Irish community which has such strong ties with the organization and occupation of fire fighting.
And lastly, the three red lines in the middle of each square are:
Representing the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 – the largest amount of fire fighters who ever perished in a single day in the history of the United States.