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Professional Development

Professional Development

Fire Rescue Safety Training Nova Southeastern and BSO Fire Rescue Health and Safety Division delivering healthy preventative training to keep fire fighters healthy and safe. The leading cause of death in firefighters is sudden cardiovascular events and we are working hard to prevent such events.

  • Executive Leadership Program
  • SEAMIST (South East Area Maritime Industry Safety Training)
    NSU’s Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness and the Broward Sheriff's Office, along with several consortium partners, have developed safety and health training for those who work in or with the maritime industry, including law enforcement and off-shore workers, who may encounter hazardous materials, including weapons of mass destruction, or who may respond to the clean up of hazardous waste.

    Since 1991, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has provided law enforcement services for Port Everglades, the port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Specialized resources such as the Harbor Patrol, Investigations Unit, Bomb Detection and K-9 Unit allow the agency to provide full service to the visitors and businesses that travel into or conduct commerce at the port.  Acting as the port’s Facility Security Officer (FSO), the Broward Sheriff's Office as a SEAMIST partner will enhance their training curriculum to ensure the readiness of first responders to the ever-changing dynamic of port-related security.
  • SWAT Team Training:The Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) doctoral students participated in the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team training. The team, which is responsible for handling various incidents, such as barricaded subjects and hostage-taking situations, as well as dignitary protection missions, trained in Port Everglades. Doctoral Students, along with volunteers from the BSO Explorer program, took part in simulated scenarios and assisted police officers in developing crisis management skills. This experience exposed students to the stressful working environment of police officers.
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