Battle of the Badges heats up


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Brevard County Firefighters from Station 48 Renzo Fiorini, left, Gavin Bowen, Allen Webb, Jesse Radig, Alex Valladores and Jason Moran chat with Sheriff deputies Cyril Teekasingh, Amanda King and Stuart Center about the Battle of the Badges cooking competition on Saturday, May 12.

Viera Voice Keith Betterley

First responders throughout Brevard County and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will team up to conduct the inaugural Law Enforcement Appreciation Parade at 9 a.m. and the Battle of the Badges to follow on Saturday, May 12 at the Brevard County Government Center in Viera.

The one-of-a-kind event is designed to celebrate law enforcement and fire rescue members throughout the community.

The parade will feature floats entered by local businesses and organizations. It also will showcase the various law enforcement and fire rescue resources from agencies throughout Brevard County.

After the parade, the team of First Responders from throughout the area will take on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for the Battle of the Badges trophy. Those who attend the event will vote on the best barbecue, chili and cupcakes prepared by the various teams. The competition will conclude at 3 p.m. 

Photo gallery and video coming soon.