More than 20 students’ lives were forever changed after the Foundation for Palm Beach State College was awarded a historic $153,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton to establish scholarships for students pursuing vocational and career programs, including public safety, emergency response, trades and STEM related fields.
The gift is the largest and one of several the Rotary Club has given to the College Foundation over the years to help students succeed.
“I felt like Santa Claus telling my students the great news that they were chosen as recipients,” said Matt Keeler, … Continue reading The Rotary Club of Boca Raton issues historic scholarship gift to PBSC →
The first all-female paramedic team from Palm Beach State College is continuing the College’s longtime streak of bringing home the metal from first-responder competitions.
The team of Dema Ammar, Brooke Stark and Madison Waite finished first in the student division at the 24th Annual “First There, First Care” Conference, held June 14-15 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood. They outscored the other six student teams and placed ninth in overall scoring, … Continue reading PBSC’s all-female paramedic team wins EMS competition →
Many instructors and staff for the Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College also work for local fire-rescue departments. Ask any student—no one makes learning more relevant than a professional who’s just come off shift, such as Battalion Chief Bruce Arbeit or Lt. Jorge Cardoso, firefighter.
Arbeit and Cardoso were both recently recognized by their other employer—Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue—each winning the annual top prize for their rank.
Arbeit, the clinical coordinator for PBSC’s Paramedic and EMT programs, … Continue reading Arbeit, Cardoso win county fire-rescue awards →
The Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College put students through their paces in preparation for careers as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. In a recent role reversal, EMS faculty and staff members put themselves to the test by competing in a statewide advanced life support competition. They came out as winners.
Palm Beach State EMS faculty Glenn Jordan and Jo Ann Shapins and occupational skills evaluator Evan Gaub competed in the Temple Terrace State EMS Challenge Oct. … Continue reading EMS faculty and staff measure up in competition →
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Once a heart stops, despite all efforts by paramedics and emergency medical technicians, it’s extremely rare to get it started again. Even if successful, the patient almost never fully recovers.
That’s why it’s so remarkable that over the past several months, four Palm Beach State Emergency Medical Services students have helped bring cardiac arrest victims back to life in the field. Each student was doing required “clinicals,” with either a county fire rescue station or hospital. … Continue reading Four EMS students recognized for saving lives →
Professional emergency medical services teams from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties competed today in Palm Beach State College’s first EMS Panther Challenge, held at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus. The teams’ knowledge and skills in advanced life support were put to the test in dynamic, realistic medical scenarios that involved human patient simulators (wireless, computerized mannequins) and people portraying patients.
Nine professional teams competed, including Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach and Boca Raton Fire Rescue departments, … Continue reading Palm Beach State hosts first EMS competition →