It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Craig Manifold.

Dr. Craig Manifold EMS Scholarship Fund

Dr. Manifold was a true leader in the EMS community and a key role player in bringing the @GatheringOfEag1es and @1stThere1stCare together. 

Dr. Manifold spent his entire professional career focused on enhancing emergency medical services (EMS), from training emergency medical technicians to sharing his knowledge and expertise of emergency and disaster medicine on the international stage. 

Dr. Manifold knew with focused education and training, EMS personnel could save more lives.   This scholarship will support High School EMS education and assist with costs associated with completing an EMT program by high school students.

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In light of the pandemic spread of Covid-19 and the necessary public health guidance from state/federal officials and the CDC, the First There First Care Conference and Gathering Eagles committee has elected to postpone the physical conference previously scheduled for June 8-12, 2020.
Currently registered participants, exhibitors and sponsors will be contacted directly by email with further information related to registration.
While we are disappointed to not hold this conference in 2020, public health must come first. We especially hope that our participants and colleagues in the medical community who are working to contain and treat the virus will remain safe and healthy.
We look forward to re-scheduling the conference for 2021 and will publicize the date as soon as we can confirm with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood.
Please follow us on Twitter@1stthere1stcare, Facebook @ Firsttherefirstcare and our website at for updates and further information.
First There First Care – Gathering of Eagles Conference

EMS and Nursing Competition

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The Fire Chiefs’ Association of Broward County, Florida and the Broward Regional EMS Council welcome you to the First There First Care – Gathering of Eagles  EMS Conference, as well as the Chief Mike Haygood Broward Invitational ALS, and the K2 Nursing Competition.

This is South Florida’s premier EMS conference reaching  emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals from South Florida and beyond! This year’s theme “A 2020 Vision of EMS” will explore topics in “Technology and the Future” for the EMS Providers and Emergency Department personnel. This year The First There First Care Conference will continue with the Gathering of Eagles, a consortium of cutting edge EMS Medical Directors that will present their usual didactic and learning magic with over 100 envelope-pushing sessions from across the globe.

Each year our emergency medical service personnel and emergency nurses face new and more challenging situations. Recent events such as mass shootings and the complex technical rescues of entrapped victims remind us that our skills must remain sharp and focused.

For the past two decades The First There First Care team has brought the latest trends and techniques to both pre-hospital EMS and emergency department nurses.

last year the conference hosted over 700 attendees with CEU’s awarded for the mini sessions and conference attendees. We commend each and every one of you for taking this opportunity to advance your training, education, and networking.

***We will See You There!***

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ALS & Nursing Competition

  • The Chief Mike Haygood Broward Invitational
    ALS & Nursing Competition Past Champions

    2019 – ALS – Margate Fire Rescue Team A
    2019 – Nursing – Broward Health Medical Center

    2018 – ALS – Margate Fire Rescue
    2018 – Nursing – Memorial Health – Regional
    2017 – ALS – Miramar Fire Rescue
    2017 – Nursing – Memorial Health – Regional
    2016  – ALS – Sunrise Fire Rescue
    2016 – Nursing – Broward Health Medical Center
    2015 Sunrise Fire Rescue
    2014 Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
    2013 Margate Fire Rescue
    2012 Held by City College/ Miami Dade Fire Rescue
    2011 Held by City College/ Boca Raton Fire Rescue
    2010 No Competition
    2009 Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
    2008 Tamarac Fire Rescue
    2007 Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
    2006 Coral Springs Fire Rescue
    2005 Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
    2004 Miramar Fire Rescue
    2003 Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
    2002 Miramar Fire Rescue
    2001 N. Lauderdale Fire Rescue
    2000 N. Lauderdale Fire Rescue
    1999 N. Lauderdale Fire Rescue
    1998 Sunrise Fire Rescue
    1997 Broward County/ Sunrise Fire Rescue

2020 Sponsors