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HELP SAVE A LIFE - FREE CPR CLASSES OFFERED MONTHLY

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue is proud to be offering free CPR classes to City residents, their families and friends. The AHA Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant.

Classes are offered on the third Monday of each month. Contact 954-499-9600 for additional information and to sign up. Class sizes are limited to 30 people.

This course is not for certification and does not provide a course completion card.
           

For more information on this FREE class or any of our other CPR classes, click here.
           
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Firefighter of the Year Awards

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue is proud to present the Firefighter of the Year Award to Lt. Dustin Konkal and D/E Jason Stepp. Both members put themselves in harm's way while rendering care and assistance to accident victims in separate incidents. Their actions, both on and off-duty, truly reflect the character and spirit of a firefighter; community service and a natural propensity to help others.

Congratulations!!! You both are shining examples of Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue and its members of men and women who answer the calls for help each day. 
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2015 Phoenix Award

The Phoenix Award is the highest level of award issued by the Fire Department to a civilian. It is issued to a person who goes above and beyond , who displays extreme courage and heroism in a life and death situation and whose actions directly result in the saving of another human life.

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue awarded this year's Phoenix award to Greg Saladino for his efforts in helping to save the life of a 2 year old neighbor who was in cardiac arrest secondary to choking on a grape. Mr. Saladino, a retired Hollywood Police Officer, performed CPR on the child while Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue crews responded. His efforts directly resulted in the clearing of the airway obstruction and return of spontaneous circulation. The child was transported to the hospital and released a few days later after a complete recovery.
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2015 Richard Korte Fire Safety Inspector of the Year

On December 1, 2015, Prevention Lieutenant Daniel Almaguer was the proud recipient of the 2015 Richard Korte Fire Inspector of the Year Award presented by the Fire Inspectors' Association of Broward County.

This award was given in recognition for Prevention Lieutenant Almaguer's dedication and his commitment to improve the life safety of the residents of Broward County.

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue is very proud of Prevention Lieutenant Almaguer and his commitment to the fire service and for representing our City and fire department in such a positive fashion.

           
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New Firefighters - Class 52

After a tough seven week recruit training program, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue is proud to welcome five new members to the rank of firefighter. Training consisted of a demanding physical fitness regimen each morning followed by classroom lectures and practical evolutions. Topics including fire behavior, forcible entry, search and rescue and vehicle extrication were just some of the many subjects covered during the course of their training.

These new recruits will now be assigned to shift work to serve alongside the men and women who proudly serve the residents of Pembroke Pines and its visitors. We wish them well on their future endeavors as they embark on their new career.        
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