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Active Shooter Class at PBCFR Main Headquarters
Captain Houston Park. Posted on February 2nd , 2016

Last week headquarters personnel received some specialized lifesaving training in "Surviving an Active Shooter" class and Hands-Only CPR. This three hour course was delivered at headquarters.

The "Surviving an Active Shooter" class was delivered by ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance). ISR is company founded by Navy SEALS. They shared real life experiences and scenarios for the benefit of our personnel. The Hands-Only CPR was delivered by the training division and Community Education. Dr. Scheppke was also in attendance and provided insight and statistics for our innovative approach to saving more lives.

Active Shooter Class at PBCFR Main Headquarters
Captain Houston Park. Posted on February 2nd , 2016

Last week headquarters personnel received some specialized lifesaving training in "Surviving an Active Shooter" class and Hands-Only CPR. This three hour course was delivered at headquarters.

The "Surviving an Active Shooter" class was delivered by ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance). ISR is company founded by Navy SEALS. They shared real life experiences and scenarios for the benefit of our personnel. The Hands-Only CPR was delivered by the training division and Community Education. Dr. Scheppke was also in attendance and provided insight and statistics for our innovative approach to saving more lives.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue EMD Meeting
Battalion Chief Dan Millstone. Posted on January 28th , 2016

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Medical Directors, Training Division, Rescue Office, and Communications Center Personnel all coming together to improve the quality of our services provided by our 911 Dispatchers (first on the call) to the citizens of Palm Beach County.

PBCFR Hosts Seminar on FLAKKA and Emerging Synthetic Drugs
Captain Houston Park. Posted on January 21st , 2016

On Monday January 18, 2016 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue along with Good Samaritan Medical Center hosted a seminar at the departments Regional Training Center off Pike Rd entitled FLAKKA and Emerging Synthetic Drugs.

Dr. Jerry Brooks; emergency medicine physician from Broward Health and Mr. Jim Hall; epidemiologist from Nova Southeastern University, along with representatives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, spoke to the audience about the impact these drugs are having in our community.

The seminar was well attended by representatives from local hospitals and EMS Providers.

Senior Health Fair
Fire Safety Specialist Elyse Brown. Posted on January 14th , 2016

In fiscal year 2015, 87% of the 911 calls that Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to were medical related. In fact, the most common 911 call involved a slip or fall. To help reduce these incidents, during the month of January, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will be hosting three Senior Health Fairs in an effort to connect Palm Beach County residents with valuable life-saving information and services that will empower them to make informed decisions related to their health, safety, and overall happiness. Call 561.616.7033 for more information

Battalion Seven Responds to Rollover Crash with Fire
Captain Albert Borroto/Photos courtesy DO Jason Price. Posted on January 14th , 2016

On Wednesday morning, just as they arrived for shift, crews in Battalion 7 were called to reports of a dump truck roll over crash on US Highway 27. First arriving crews reported a truck that had rolled onto its side spreading the cargo all over the roadway and on fire. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and extinguished it. The driver of the truck was able to safely get out without injury.

Multiple Aisles Collapse at Party City Store in Battalion Five
Captain Albert Borroto. Posted on January 14th , 2016

On the morning of January 12th crews from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Battalion 5 along with Special Operations Teams responded to reports of a multiple aisle collapse at a Party City store in Boca Raton. First arriving firefighters reported seven aisles had collapsed inside the store and teams began the systematic search thru the debris for possible trapped victims. Teams searched the debris with thermal imaging cameras, special operations cameras and canines determining there were no victims under the debris.

Train Accident in Battalion Three
Captain Albert Borroto. Posted on January 8th , 2016

Early Monday morning January 4th crews from Palm Beach County Battalion Three responded to reports of a train crash in the city of Lake Worth. First arriving fire crews found an accident involving a Tri Rail Commuter Train and a City Garbage truck. The debris field from the impact of the vehicles was spread over several lanes of the roadway and one train car derailed several hundred yards down from the crash site. A triage area was established and crews evaluated over eighty (80) passengers from the train along with the driver of the truck. A total of twenty two injured passengers were transported to local area hospitals for further treatment of injuries.

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