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We are very proud of our alumni and their accomplishments. Each month, we will be highlighting alumni from hundreds of careers that Broward College has offered since our opening in 1960. If you, or someone you know would like to be featured, please click here to submit your information.



Christopher Bator

President

Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative

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Alumni Spotlight

Christopher Bator completed his certification in Emergency Medical Technology at BC and furthered his education at Columbia Southern University, where he earned his Bachelor’s in Fire Administration. He is currently president of Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative, which is a non-profit organization that works towards reducing risks & exposure to our Firefighters. He is also battalion chief at the Coral Springs fire department.

Bruce Britton, BS, CFPS

Assistant Fire Marshal/ Fire Life Safety Bureau Battalion Chief

The City of Miramar

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Bruce Britton got his start at BC and earned his A.S. He then continued his education and earned his bachelor’s in Fire Administration at Columbia Southern University and his master’s in Organizational Leadership – Executive Fire Rescue at Waldorf University. Bruce is currently the Assistant Fire Marshal/Battalion Chief at The City of Miramar. Here, he manages the daily operation of the Fire Life Safety Bureau, including the Firefighter - Fire Inspector program, assists the Fire Marshal with development and implementation of the community risk reduction plan for the city and much more.

Brett Dunckel, CFPS

Fire Prevention Officer

Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue

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Brett Dunckel earned his EMT and Paramedic certifications at BC. Additionally, he completed his A.S. degree in EMS at BC, and his bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services from the University of Florida. He is the Fire Prevention Officer at the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue where he manages fire prevention for Port Everglades. Brett is also the 2020 Florida Fire Inspector of the Year.

Wesley Echevarria

Lieutenant/ Owner

Broward County Fire Rescue Department/ Emergensea Medic

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Alumni Spotlight

Thanks to Broward College Emergency Medical Services program, Wesley is known for his long-standing achievements in the Department’s Technical Rescue. His 25 years of experience as a veteran in the maritime industry sets him apart from others, as he continues to use his resources to better Emergensea Medic LLC and provide for his community.

Chianti Fields

Case Filing Specialist

BSO-Broward Sheriff's Office

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"As a 2018 graduate, BC has created endless opportunities for me that seemed unattainable. I'm now able to advance in my career path of Law enforcement".

Gonzalo Garcia

Captain

BSO Fire Rescue

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Alumni Spotlight

Gonzalo graduated with an A.S. degree in Fire Science from BC. This sparked his interest to continue on to earn his B.A. in Emergency & Disaster Management and his Master's in Public Administration at American Public University. He has been a BSO Fire Rescue Fire Captain at Broward Sheriff's Office for over 30 years, as well as served in the US Army and US Army Reserves.

Lamar Harris

Regional Duty Officer

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

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Alumni Spotlight

While studying at Broward College Lamar was able to freely develop a passion to accomplishes everything that comes his way. He refers to Takeda Shingen, “Knowledge is not power, it is only potential. Applying that knowledge is power. Understanding why and when to apply that knowledge is wisdom.” He thanks Broward College for allowing him to explore yet master his degree. As well as become an Intelligence Analyst for the Florida Army National Guard.

Dale V.C. Holness

Mayor

Broward County

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Alumni Spotlight

We commend Mayor Holness for his service to our community. In addition to leading workshops, panels, and town halls, we also recognize him for his important initiatives including The Economic Development and Job Creation Council, and countless others.

State Representative Chip LaMarca

District 93

Florida House of Representatives

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Alumni Spotlight

We are so #BCProud of Representative Chip LaMarca, a Broward College graduate, and last year’s 90th commencement ceremony’s keynote speaker, and thank him for his countless hours of outstanding service, both to his constituents, and our community at large.

Jo-Ann Lorber

Assistant Chief

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue

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Alumni Spotlight

Jo-Ann got her start with an AA and an AS degree from BC, as well as a BPA and a Master’s degree from FAU. Jo-Ann is about to celebrate 25 years with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue