Tag: Public Safety Training Center

PBSC to host South Florida’s biggest, action-packed competition for first responders

Think of it as the Olympics for first responders. At the Palm Beach State College Invitational, Monday, April 29, through Saturday, May 4, more than 50 teams of 400 professional firefighters and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada will battle it out to see who can best solve complex rescue challenges—and the public is welcome to come and watch.
This second annual invitational will be held at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College, … Continue reading PBSC to host South Florida’s biggest, action-packed competition for first responders

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PBSC’s Public Safety Training Center named a finalist in AIA Florida 2023 People’s Choice Competition

The Public Safety Training Center on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus was selected by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects as a distinguished example of public safety architecture in the state. It is now a candidate in the 2023 People’s Choice competition, which this year is a tribute to the architecture that is keeping Florida safe.
Designed to engage the public in discussions about architecture, the People’s Choice competition is held annually by AIA Florida and the Florida Foundation for Architecture. … Continue reading PBSC’s Public Safety Training Center named a finalist in AIA Florida 2023 People’s Choice Competition

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PBSC Invitational scores big with first responders

The inaugural Palm Beach State College Invitational, held May 1-6 at the College’s Lake Worth campus, saw over 250 professional firefighters, paramedics and police officers, from Tallahassee to Miami, as well as Canada, compete to see who could most skillfully and quickly solve complex rescue challenges.
The event featured four types of public safety challenges: vehicle extrication, rapid intervention rescue, an EMS challenge, and motorcycle riding. Each competition consisted of preliminary and final rounds, with trophies awarded to the winners. … Continue reading PBSC Invitational scores big with first responders

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EMS professionals put their skills to the test at PBSC

Emergency medical services teams from around the state competed at Palm Beach State College’s third annual Panther EMS Challenge, held April 15 at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
The fast-paced competition tested the teams’ knowledge and skills in advanced life support through a series of demanding, realistic medical scenarios that involved full-body human patient simulators (wireless, computerized mannequins) as well as people portraying patients.
Twelve professional teams competed, including teams from Palm Beach, … Continue reading EMS professionals put their skills to the test at PBSC

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Palm Beach State to host Great Florida Fire School

One of the state’s premier firefighter training events, The Great Florida Fire School, will be hosted for the first time by Palm Beach State College, Oct. 20-23, at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This training event is geared to Florida state firefighters with certification. Advanced registration is underway, and attendees pay a flat rate of $135 per person, whether signing up for one class or four full days. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to host Great Florida Fire School

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Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center earns LEED Gold certification for green building excellence

Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus has been awarded LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices; gold is the second highest certification.
The Public Safety Training Center, which was completed in April 2013, earned gold certification for its successful use of methods to conserve energy, water and resources. … Continue reading Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center earns LEED Gold certification for green building excellence

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Palm Beach State hosts first EMS competition

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

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