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Community Update - January 2018
Photo Focus: Find Fitness in 2018
If your New Year’s resolution is to shed those extra holiday pounds, why not get started at one of Broward County Parks’ new outdoor fitness areas. These special amenities are made possible by the Parks and Recreation Division and community partners. Six regional parks now include Memorial Fitness Zones and feature sturdy equipment that you would find in a gym, but without the membership. Destination Fitness at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park in the Broward Municipal Services District is a 12-station outdoor exercise facility. Get into shape for the New Year. Visit and select MEMORIAL FITNESS ZONES under Things to Do.
PulsePoint Can Save Lives
Residents served by the County’s Regional E-911 System will benefit from a new PulsePoint mobile app that’s integrated with emergency dispatch. When emergency dispatch is notified that someone is in cardiac arrest, a PulsePoint alert is sent out to nearby CPR trained volunteers along with the location of the closest AED. These trained volunteers can quickly provide emergency life-saving care until emergency responders arrive, greatly increasing a person’s chance of survival. Funding for the PulsePoint app in Broward is provided by a grant from the Florida Department of Health through the Broward Regional Emergency Medical Services Council. The app is available for Apple and Android devices. Visit More...

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
Broward County’s Human Resources Division will hold an Open House on Friday, January 12th from 11AM-4PM on the 6th Floor of the Main Library. Learn about employment/volunteer opportunities with County agencies including Human Resources, Animal Care, Aviation, Environmental, Libraries, Parks, Port Everglades and Transportation. Talk to our providers about the County’s excellent benefits, network and get free resumé and interviewing critiques. The program is free and open to the community. For more information, please contact Nick Cowart at 954-357-6020 or

Commissioners Amend Human Rights Act
Broward Commissioners want to protect veterans and victims of domestic violence from housing discrimination. The Board unanimously voted in favor of adding “veterans or service member status, lawful source of income, victims of dating or domestic violence or stalking” to the Broward County Human Rights Act. Federal and State laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and other factors. Commissioners amended the Act to also include those who may be receiving government housing aid. More...

Employment Self-Sufficiency Program Aims to Reduce Unemployment
The County has implemented an Employment Self Sufficiency Program to reduce the high unemployment rate in the Broward Municipal Services District particularly among youth who are over 18 years old. The program goals include enhancing the appearance of communities in the District (formerly known as Unincorporated Broward), spark employment opportunities for residents seeking a job, and offer training, educational and vocational opportunities to support small startup businesses. Visit More...

Billions of Gallons of Water Saved
Broward residents, businesses and nonprofits are big winners with a record breaking $1.5 billion in water savings through the Broward Water Partnership (BWP) and the Conservation Pays Program, which provides property owners with rebates when they upgrade older model toilets to high-efficiency water-saving models. The BWP jointly provided more than $198,000 in rebates to support local residents and property owners in their quest to save water. More...

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Foster Care Program for Shelter Pets

Did you know that Animal Care and Adoption has a Foster Care Program for pets that require special care? Some of the dogs and cats that we receive have sustained injuries or are in poor health and cannot be adopted until they get better. Others are too young to be placed right into adoption. We work closely with a special group of dedicated volunteers who care for these special needs pets often on a 24/7 basis. You can become a foster parent by completing a Foster Care Application and bringing it to the Animal Care and Adoption Center, 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale. Participants must be at least 14 years old. Minors must have a parent/guardian complete the foster application and provide supervision. School service hours will be awarded. Visit and learn more about the Foster Care Program.

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