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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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Motorcycle rodeo brings police and civilian riders together in competition and camaraderie

Engines roared and turns got tighter as law enforcement and civilian motorcycle riders maneuvered their 1000cc bikes on challenging courses at the 2024 Panther Prowl Motorcycle Rodeo hosted by Palm Beach State College, March 14-16.
South Florida’s only combined law enforcement and civilian motorcycle competition, the rodeo took place at the 4.5-acre skid pad of Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus. Fifty riders from as far away as Canada and Michigan participated in two days of challenges, … Continue reading Motorcycle rodeo brings police and civilian riders together in competition and camaraderie

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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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More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6

Update: The Technical Rescue Training (TRT) competition sponsored by Elevated Safety had to be postponed. The other four competitions are taking place as scheduled. Visit PBSC Invitational website for links to daily photo albums and competition results. 
More than 65 teams, comprised of over 250 professional firefighters, police and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada, will compete to see who can most capably and quickly solve complex rescue challenges at the Palm Beach State College Invitational, … Continue reading More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6

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Expanded job fair to bring 40-plus public safety employers from across the state

Over 40 first responder employers, from Doral to Tallahassee, will recruit at the Public Safety Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This free hiring event is open to the public, with priority entry for veterans (with military ID) from 9 – 10 a.m. All attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Go to www.Eventbrite.com and search for “Public Safety Job Fair.”
Palm Beach State has expanded the fair in this, … Continue reading Expanded job fair to bring 40-plus public safety employers from across the state

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911 dispatch program celebrates 10 years and new simulation lab

Every year more than one million 911 calls are answered by public safety telecommunicators in Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach State College has been training these “heroes behind the headsets” for a decade.
The county’s leader in public safety education, Palm Beach State established the Public Safety Telecommunications Career Certificate Program in 2012 in response to Florida becoming one of the first states to require certification for 911 dispatchers. It is still the only state college program of its kind south of Brevard County. … Continue reading 911 dispatch program celebrates 10 years and new simulation lab

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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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USPS to salute first responders at stamp ceremony Nov. 15

The United States Postal Service will recognize Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety programs during a special dedication ceremony Nov. 15 for its recently issued Forever stamp, “Honoring First Responders.” The College trains the most first responders in Palm Beach County.
The ceremony, which takes place at 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus, also will pay tribute to the College’s partner county agencies in law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services and fire rescue. … Continue reading USPS to salute first responders at stamp ceremony Nov. 15

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PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

Palm Beach State College has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Palm Beach Sector, to host a Public Safety Job Fair. The fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Public Safety Conference Center on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. The hiring event is free and open to the public.
People looking for careers in law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services, 911 dispatch, … Continue reading PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

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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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