Randy Boaz Memorial ALS Competition

Overview

Since 2001 the Medical Campus of Miami Dade College has hosted the Randy Boaz Memorial Advanced Life Support Competition. Randy Boaz was a well-respected leader in the Emergency Medical Services field. He was also a revered faculty member at the Medical Campus.

The Randy Boaz ALS Competition is internationally famous for a day of competition, learning and fun. It is held in Randy Boaz’s honor for the impact he had on many of the paramedics which staff South Florida Fire Rescue Departments.
 

Date of Competition

June 30th, 2023

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A special thank you to our 2022 Gold Sponsor

North Shore Medical Center

 

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2022 Participating Paramedic Teams

Margate Fire Department logo
Palm Beach State Logo
Hollywood Fire Rescue logo
sunrise fire rescue logo
Miramar Fire Rescue logo
Tamarac Fire Rescue logo
County Valusia logo
Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue logo
Braxton College logo
Davie Fire Department
North Lauderdale Fire Rescue

  

Boca Raton Fire Department logo
Coral Gables Fire Department logo
Miami Beach Fire Department Logo
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue logo
West Palm Beach Fire Department logo
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue logo
Fire Rescue Broward Sheriff logo

 

2022 Randy Boaz ALS Competition Rankings

TeamsTotal
Town of Davie 514
Miami Dade Fire Rescue 459
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue 450
Braxton College 446
Palm Beach State A 438
Pembroke Pines Team A 425
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services 404
City of Sunrise 400
Miramar Fire Rescue 381
Margate Fire Department 376
City of North Lauderdale 371
Tamarac Fire Rescue 369
Palm Beach State B 360
BSO B 359
Hollywood Fire Rescue 352
Coral Gables Fire Rescue 302
West Palm Beach Fire Department 302
Pembroke Pines Team B 291
BSO A 275
County of Volusia Emergency Medical Services 249
MDC student team 1 148
MDC student team 2 117


 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What time and how long is the competition?

The Randy Boaz ALS Competition will begin at 9:00 A.M. and will end at approximately 4:00 P.M. depending on how many teams register to compete. Registered paramedic teams are required to check-in at 7 A.M.

Where will the Randy Boaz ALS Competition take place?

The competition will take place at the Medical Campus of Miami Dade College, located at 950 N.W. 20th Street in Miami, Florida. The multi-scenario competition will take place in various locations within the Medical Campus.

Will the competition be streamed live?

Yes, each of the scenarios will be streamed live using a single fixed camera. The live stream link will be made available via this website before the competition.

How many individuals will be competing?

Based on previous competitions, approximately 80-100 competitors. Each team of paramedics is comprised of 3 members and an alternate. In addition, many team members bring family and friends. Regional fire department chiefs also attend to observe their teams during the competition.

How is the Randy Boaz ALS Competition unique?

This competition is the only one of its kind in Miami-Dade County.

How does the Randy Boaz ALS Competition provide value to the community?

The competition reinforces best practices and techniques and pushes team members to their limits, which helps enhance their daily service to the community. It also provides an opportunity for participating agencies to collaborate and share information about advanced treatment procedures. Lifelong relationships are also created and reinforced, which benefit the paramedic community and educational institutions such as Miami Dade College.

Is there a prize for the winning team?

First, second and third place teams will receive a certificate and trophy.

How is the competition scored, and what is it based on?

Teams are awarded points for correct responses in each of the scenarios. Scorers are trained to look for proper medical assessment and treatment of a patient in a pre-hospital setting.