24th Anniversary of the First There First Care Conference & Gathering of Eagles

“Unmasking the Future of EMS”

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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First There First Care – Gathering of Eagles Conference

EMS and Nursing Competition

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

This is South Florida’s premier EMS conference geared towards EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals from South Florida and beyond!

This year’s theme, “Unmasking the Future of EMS,” will explore technology and the future for healthcare.

The First There First Care Conference will continue with the Gathering of Eagles, a consortium of innovative EMS medical directors from across the globed that will present over 100 sessions.

Each year our EMS personnel and ER nurses are faced with new and more challenging situations. Recent events remind us that our skills must remain sharp and focused.

The First There First Care team has brought the latest trends and techniques to pre-hospital EMS and emergency department nurses. The Chief Michael Haygood ALS and K2 Nursing competition for 2021 will be held on Monday, June 14th, and Tuesday, June 15th, 2021.

Sponsorship Opportunities

This year we have expanded our exhibitor area to host sponsors and exhibitors for 4 days! Sponsors will have one-on-one time demonstrating their company’s products to nearly 700 EMS, nursing, and hospital professionals with purchasing authority!

Join South Florida’s largest and only pre-hospital conference. Register today to secure your sponsorship level.

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

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Advanced Life Support & Nursing Competition Results

ALS & Nursing Competition Past Winners

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

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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

2021 Sponsors