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Palm Beach State will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

2024 Classes & Workshops

The PBSC Invitational is proud to announce a new addition to its lineup: public safety workshops and lectures. Elevating the event beyond mere competition, these sessions will provide invaluable insights and education on crucial topics in public safety. From cutting-edge techniques to expert advice, attendees can learn from the best in the field. With a commitment to enhancing safety and knowledge, the PBSC Invitational continues to set the standard for excellence in the industry. Take advantage of this unique chance to engage, learn, and contribute to advancing public safety.

View available classes & workshops:  Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday 


Thursday, May 2

Elevated Safety logo

Rope & Con-space Hands-on Training

8:30am - 4pm |  Drill Tower | Campus Map

Presented by Elevated Safety


Best Practices for Critically Burned Patients in the field

10am - 11am & 1pm - 2pm  |  Room PSC 114  |  Campus Map

Presented by HCA Florida Kendall Hospital Level I Trauma/ Burn and Reconstructive Center

Every deviation from burn best practices can create obstacles, jeopardizing successful patient outcomes. Our goal is 100% survival, patient comfort, and quality of life as best as possible. Consistency in following established protocols is crucial for optimizing patient care and ensuring the best possible recovery. First Responders are often setting the tone for that goal. Together we'll discuss and perform the latest burn care guidelines for the pre-hospital setting.


Speaker Bio: Jack Swerdloff
Jack SwerdloffBorn and raised in Miami-Dade County, I started my 28-yearcareer in the fire service with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) at the age of 19. I filled many positions. 2 of the longest runs were as Captain of MDFR’s busiest firehouses. I feel the world of Emergency Services is the last hope for a person with seconds to live, or watching their property be ravaged by a disaster. It’s a responsibility I’ve never taken lightly. Since 2022 I’ve been lucky to have joined the team at HCA Hospitals. I proudly represent them now as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Burn and Reconstructive Center at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center. There’s no better feeling than to have made a positive difference in someone’s life or to have been part of a team that saved them from leaving this earth too early.




Friday, May 3

The Journey Within: From Trauma to Triumph

A First Responder’s perspective on his continuous journey from “Trauma to Triumph”  |  9am - 12:30pm  |  PSC 111  |  Campus Map

Jason Friedman shares his experiences, both professional and personal, all while dealing with the struggles that come with being a First Responder. From darkness there will always be light. “The Journey Within” is about overcoming mental health issues and continuing the never-ending journey in Post Traumatic Growth. 

“Sometimes the strongest weapon of all is your mind. Let it protect you, not hurt you.”





Saturday, May 4

Bridging the Gap

A Firefighter Mental Health & Spouse Fire/EMS Skills Workshop  |  9am - 7pm  |  PSC 111  |  Campus Map

Delray Beach Benevolent logoThe Delray Beach Firefighters Benevolent is hosting a one-day Firefighter Mental Health/Spouse Workshop to help build a stronger foundation for the work and home life.

  • The morning will consist of speakers, while in the afternoon spouses get to experience training on real fire/medical skills and using those same skills in their own scenario.
  • Then ending the day with an open forum round table discussion with couples who are new to the career or near retirement.

Please join us for a fun, active day to learn and grow stronger together.  |  View Flyer

Registration is $50 per couple and includes a shirt and two meals. Figherfighters will need gear and scba.


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