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Fire department leader credits PBSC for reigniting a passion for her career

From bartending in Colorado to teaching scuba diving in California, Jamie Walker had considered herself somewhat of a nomad, eventually finding herself at Palm Beach State College.
Originally from Wisconsin, Walker was living in California when the terrorist attacks took place on Sept. 11, 2001. She moved to Florida and completed PBSC’s Public Safety Program in 2002, and a year later became a West Palm Beach firefighter and first responder.
Recently, Walker became the assistant chief and health safety officer for the fire department. … Continue reading Fire department leader credits PBSC for reigniting a passion for her career

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Foley donates $25,000 to launch scholarship for PBSC Police Academy recruits

Former Congressman Mark Foley, a longtime public servant, has donated $25,000 to Palm Beach State College to launch a scholarship to help Police Academy recruits fund their training and to get more of them in the law enforcement pipeline.  
Foley, who attended then Palm Beach Community College and comes from a family line of law enforcement officers, said he is giving back in recognition of his father and grandfather who served at his hometown police department in Newton, … Continue reading Foley donates $25,000 to launch scholarship for PBSC Police Academy recruits

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PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19

Palm Beach State College has developed a plan to help more than 200 public safety students whose training was halted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Without the hands-on skills training required to complete their programs, students in the Police and Fire academies and the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician programs would remain in limbo, unable to graduate and take their state tests.
“They are first responders. We considered them essential in our workforce, and they were very close to graduating,” said Barbara Cipriano, … Continue reading PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19

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