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Coral Springs Training Institute Receives State Recognition

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department and its members are proud to announce that the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety (CSRIPS) was selected as the 'Florida Fire Service Training and Education Provider of the Year' for a record-setting fifth time by the Florida Fire Training Directors Association.

Previously honored in 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2017, this 2024 award further solidifies the institute’s outstanding contributions in the field of fire service training and education.

Established in 1999, CSRIPS has demonstrated excellence in fire service training, significantly impacting not just the South Florida region but also state and national levels. With a diverse range of innovative programs, such as Struggle Well, a mental wellness initiative geared towards the well-being of first responders. CSRIPS has consistently adapted to the evolving needs of the fire service community. These programs and the institute's innovative training methods set CSRIPS apart in its field.

“Recognition on a state-level is a testament to the dedication and expertise of CSRIPS staff, which includes over 100 part-time instructors from various agencies. Their commitment to excellence is evident in the institute's impressive track record, including a 100% state exam passing rate for the Firefighter I & II Class”, said Fire Chief Michael McNally.

This award highlights CSRIPS's significant community outreach efforts and its role in hosting critical fire service projects, such as the annual Job Fair & Career Expo and the Fire Explorer/Cadet Competition. These initiatives not only aid in professional development, but also foster community engagement and support.

For more information about the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety and its programs, please visit

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