December 15, 2017    

Pulse Point Can Save Lives

Municipalities in the County’s Regional E-911 System can now download and use PulsePoint, a location aware mobile app that alerts bystanders when someone is in cardiac arrest. Through the app, someone can start performing CPR on the victim while waiting for first responders to arrive. It will even tell them where the closest AED is located. 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. This follows a successful pilot program conducted ty the City of Sunrise Fire Rescue. The app is available for Apple and Android devices. More…

Partnership Renewed at Port Everglades

Produce importer Sol Shipping Services is growing its business at Broward County's Port Everglades with approval of a five-year lease. Sol's operations, primarily shipping melons from Central America to South Florida, are estimated to support many jobs in Broward, with a total annual wage and salary income impact of more than $16.3 million. In addition, local businesses will receive more than $22.5 million in sales revenue. Sol's cargo activity is expected to generate nearly $1.7 million in state and local tax revenue. More…

Are You a Climate Leader?

Do you know of an organization taking action to address global climate change locally? Broward’s Emerald Awards recognize best practices of private and public organizations that demonstrate measurable activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote community resilience. Applications are due by December 31st.

The Big Read is Coming

Broward County Libraries invites readers of all ages to participate in the 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read project. Big Read 2018, a community-wide reading program, is exploring In the Time of the Butterflies with events including book and film discussions, lectures, visual arts workshops, dance workshops and other fun, family-friendly programs. The kickoff will be at the Chalklit Festival on January 13th from 10AM-5PM at Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. More…

Proper Flag Disposal

Residents can respectfully dispose of old, tattered and torn flags at Broward County Governmental Center locations and other locations throughout the County. Flags deposited in the boxes will be collected and disposed of properly and should be folded appropriately before being placed in the box. Only U.S. flags will be accepted. Visit our website for further locations.

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet

Broward’s County Animal Care and Adoption Division offers important holiday safety tips for dogs and cats. Food, decorations, alcohol, medications, electrical cords and wire can make them sick or even kill them. And, be sure they are wearing proper identification in case they are accidently let out as you have holiday visitors. More…

Spread the Cheer, Rebates are Here

Before guests arrive and celebrations and parties begin, replace your water guzzling toilet with a WaterSense® high-efficiency model and get $100. Homes, businesses, and nonprofits in participating Broward Water Partnership communities are eligible. Holiday celebrations lead to more use of our facilities, which means extra water down the drain. With a WaterSense® high-efficiency toilet (or two) you can save a lot of water that can translate to lower water bills and extra money that can be redirected to holiday gifts. More…

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Wundering what to do with visiting friends and family this holiday season? Experience Broward Beyond the Beach and canoe or kayak the byways of a mangrove swamp, hike nature trails that run through rare habitats, explore the Everglades by airboat, or visit exhibit halls that delve into South Florida's historical and ecological heritage.

Or, work off the cookies and egg nog at a Memorial Fitness Zone. Broward’s Parks and Recreation Division has teamed up with Memorial Healthcare System to offer four wheelchair-accessible Memorial Fitness Zones located at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome in Cooper City, Markham Park & Target Range in Sunrise, and at T.Y. Park in Hollywood.



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