The 143,000-square-foot Public Safety Training Center on the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus.
Photo by Palm Beach State College.
Hundreds of professional first responders will face complex rescue challenges as they compete in the first Palm Beach State College Invitational.
More than 65 teams with more than 250 firefighters, police officers and paramedics from around the Sunshine State and Canada will head to the Public Safety Training Center at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus for the interdisciplinary competition.
What: Palm Beach College Invitational
When: May 1-6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Training Center, Lake Worth campus
Address: 4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth
The invitational features five challenges in one event, combining vehicle extrication, rope rescue, rapid intervention rescue, EMS challenge and motorcycle riding. Each competition simulates real-world incidents using mannequins or Palm Beach State College public safety students.
Each event begins with 12 to 18 teams in a preliminary round, ending with a final round of four to five teams. Winners receive trophies. One competition will be held off-campus in Lake Worth Beach in front of the Casino Building.
The competition is free to attend. Free parking is available at the Blue Lot on the Lake Worth campus next to the Public Safety Training Center.