Fire Department Community Programs

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS


Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue is committed to providing the most comprehensive community education programs. Our staff works tirelessly to provide community members with the most current and up-to-date information. They also work to provide the community with relevant and engaging programs that promote safety and community involvement.
The department is constantly looking for new opportunities and ideas to enrich our community and create a safer place to live and work. We welcome the ideas and input from our citizens.

The City of Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue provides the citizens with publications regarding disaster preparedness, hurricane survival, fire prevention, injury prevention and first aid just to name a few of the topics available in pamphlet form. Additionally, the Fire Department provides on-site training for many of the topics listed above.

To sign up for a class or request a class for your organization, please complete and submit our Online Public Education Request Form or call us at the number listed above. We are usually able to accommodate reasonable requests.


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CPR CLASSES


Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue offers CPR, AED and First Aid classes on the first Saturday of each month*. Classes are held at the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center and start at 9:00 a.m. We offer four types of classes:

Heartsaver AED ($20 per person)
This 3-4 hour class is for the general public and includes CPR and the use of the AED. It can include child and infant CPR as well.

Heartsaver FA ($25 per person)
This 3-4 hour first aid class is for basic first aid for various basic illnesses and injuries.

Heartsaver AED/FA ($30 per person)
This 4-5 hour class includes everything from the Heartsaver AED and first aid classes.

Healthcare Provider (BLS) ($30 per person)
This 4-5 hour class is for those employed in the healthcare profession and includes CPR, AED, and adjuncts used by professionals for adults, children, and infants.

To register for a class or request a class for your organization, please complete and submit our Online Public Education Request Form or download the paper form, fill it out, and fax it to us or call our main office line listed above.

*Classes require a minimum of four people in the same discipline to conduct a class. Cutoff for registration is the Monday preceding a class date. Registration fees for classes that are cancelled will be refunded.

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SMOKE DETECTOR INSTALLATION PROGRAM



The Division of Fire Prevention and Public Education has a program that provides additional fire protection to the citizens of Hallandale Beach through the installation of smoke detectors. If your home lacks a smoke detector, or if you are unable to install your smoke detector, simply fill out the online form, submit it, and a member of our Fire Prevention staff will make an appointment to come to your home and install it for you.

The program is available to citizens living within the Hallandale Beach city limits in single family or duplex type homes.


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Remember : change your clocks, change your batteries!

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COMMUNITY MENTORSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


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Established in 2001, the CMSP is one of many programs targeting the community to promote positive outcomes. It is the purpose of the Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance and mentorship to individuals from the community who are interested in pursuing a career in Fire and Emergency Medical Services. It will also help the fire department evaluate diverse individuals from the community as potential future employees.

For more information about the Community Mentorship Program, please call Division Chief Jack Ryan at (954)457-1482.  The application is available online.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)



The CERT Program educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their neighborhoods and community, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and through disaster drills, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT members have played a vital role in our recovery services during Hurricanes Francis, Jeanne, and Wilma. To find out more or to become a CERT member, visit our Emergency Management page.


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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK



In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge declared Fire Prevention Week an official national observance. Ever since, the Sunday through Saturday period containing the October 9 anniversary of the 1871 Chicago Fire has been the focus of an annual fire-safety awareness campaign sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Each year there is a new theme announced in July. Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue conducts presentations at the local schools and hosts a city wide coloring and essay contest. Local sponsors award a first, second, and third place gift certificate for each grade level at our Local daycares, Hallandale Elementary, Gulfstream Middle, and Hallandale High School. This year, Fire Prevention Week will be observed October 9-15, 2016.

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2015 Hallandale Elementary


Winners

1st Place: Jehovahson Jean Charles
Kindergarten
1st Place: Samuel Occean
2nd Place: Rogaye Wright
3rd Place: Aidan Gonzalez
1st Grade
1st Place : Alayan Bogle
2nd Place: Arina Masko
3rd Place: Samantha Ramirez
2nd Grade
1st Place: Jeylin Lainez
2nd Place: Michelle Velez
3rd Place: Bramdon Martinez
3rd Grade
1st Place: Delaney Martinez
2nd Place: Lucas Castillo
3rd Place: Cyrah Emile
4th Grade
1st Place: Nathalia Romero
2nd Place: Rachel Beaulieu
3rd Place: Eduardo Castro
5th Grade
1st Place: Jayden Lector
2nd Place: Arled Rivera
3rd Place: Kyiarea Jean

2015 Gulfstream Middle Winners


Best in Middle School
Jasmin Wiles
6th Grade
1st Place: Daisha Thompson
2nd Place: Amanda Monzon
3rd Place: Pablo Hidalgo
7th Grade
1st Place: Naomi Valdez
2nd Place: Fabrice Riche
3rd Place: Isabella Cespedes
8th Grade
1st Place: Ioana Peana
2nd Place: Florencia Moline
3rd Place: Aiexa Zuniga
2015 Local Daycare
Winners
1st Place: Jacob Vasquez
2nd Place: Kuhlid Budahduh
3rd Place: Daren Encamacion


OPERATION HEARTBEAT


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“Operation Heartbeat” is a ground breaking public access defibrillation program designed by Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue to place AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) throughout the community. An AED is a medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm. If necessary, it delivers an electrical shock, known as defibrillation, which helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm, and saving that person's life. If you've ever seen someone take out some pads and yell "clear!" before putting them on someone's chest, you've seen an AED.

In Phase One of this project, the City, through the Department of Fire Rescue, has placed AEDs in all publicly accessed, City-owned buildings, Police patrol vehicles, and Fire Rescue staff vehicles. Nearly all City employees have been trained on the application and use of AEDs, making the City of Hallandale Beach a safer place to work and live.

Phase Two involves the placement of AEDs in eligible condominiums and businesses throughout the City and providing CPR and AED training to the participants. Once training is completed, an AED is placed at their location. For more information regarding eligibility, please contact EMS Division Chief Mark Ellis.

The next time you're in a public place, check the walls and see if there's an AED nearby. You may have Operation Heartbeat to thank for it!



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FILE OF LIFE



Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 It can be difficult for many people to provide vital information to the paramedics during an emergency when it is needed most. One solution to this problem is the File of Life. The File of Life contains the needed information in an easy form that can be posted on the refrigerator in the magnetic case included with the card.

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PROJECT SAFE BABY STATION



The State of Florida recently passed a law that allows parents to leave their newborn at a place of safety, anonymously without the fear of prosecution. The law was expanded to include fire stations and hospital emergency rooms. All Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue Stations are a Safe Baby Station.

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Safe Haven for Newborns

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PROJECT SAFE PLACE



It is estimated that over two million young people run away from home each year. Increasing numbers of kids are also being put out of their homes by disinterested, frustrated, or abusive parents. On the streets, these youths are vulnerable to many dangers. They are significantly more likely to commit suicide. Without help, their future is uncertain.

Safe Place offers access to immediate help for any youth experiencing a crisis situation. All Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue Stations are designated as a Safe Place. Any teen in crisis can come to a Fire Rescue Station and receive the help they need.

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Safe Place Program

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SAFE PROM S.A.D.D. DEMONSTRATION



Each year in the weeks preceding Hallandale High School's Prom a Mock DUI Car Crash Presentation is performed for the Junior and Senior Class. This program is a supported by multiple agencies and local sponsors including Hallandale High School CSI Club, Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue, Hallandale Beach Police Department, BSO Air Rescue, Broward County School Board, Interstate Removal Service, Allstate and AAAA Crosstown Towing.

Public safety personnel and student actors stage a mock prom night car crash due to negligence and being under the influence of alcohol. Students watch firefighters free prom-goers trapped in the car, police officers comfort the injured and take statements and the BSO helicopter picks up a critically injured patient while Interstate Removal Service goes through the process of responding to a deceased victim. In the end, the at-fault driver is handcuffed and taken away, charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

After witnessing this mock drill, a closing presentation asks all students to sign a pledge vowing to not drive under the influence. This program focuses on helping the students have a safe prom and hopefully helping them make safer decisions for the rest of their lives.

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RISK WATCH PROGRAM


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Unintentional injury is the number one cause of death in children 14 and under. The National Fire Protection Association developed an injury prevention curriculum titled Risk Watch. The primary focus is to educate children 14 and under on all of the issues as they relate to the eight major statistical risk areas.

Hallandale Beach is a member of the Broward County Risk Watch Coalition, which assists in the implementation of the Risk Watch Curriculum in every Pre-K through Grade 8 classroom in Broward County.

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