The Coral Springs Regional  Institute of Public Safety was chosen by the Broward County Fire Chiefs Association to deliver a new process for evaluating candidates to become eligible for hire. Currently 18 agencies have agreed to participate in the new process which is called the Broward County Firefighter Regional Assessment Testing (BC-FRAT)

Every candidate will be tested in 3 phases – a written assessment, fire skills & EMS skills.

Coral Springs is proud to partner with Virtual Education Systems (VES) and provide the first EMS assessment anywhere in the world using virtual reality.  This system will evaluate each candidate with complete objectivity.  The system interacts to the candidates actions and commands while he/she attempts to appropriately treat the patient.

We believe this direction will be part of the future in EMS  & public safety education by students gaining more realistic patient contacts and being better prepared to handle real life emergencies.