Bluegreen Resort Works with Dennis Fire Department to Create Training Session

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The Soundings Seaside Resort, a Bluegreen property, opened up one of its buildings to host a training session for the Town of Dennis Fire Department.

“I welcomed the opportunity to work closely with the Town of Dennis Fire Department and Captain Tucker and give something real back,” explains R. Jake Jacobus, General Manager of The Soundings.

Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Play, is pleased to announce its Dennis Port, Massachusetts resort, The Soundings Seaside Resort, opened up one of its buildings to host a training session for the Town of Dennis Fire Department, as well as five other surrounding municipalities. The combined training exercise allowed the departments to test, teach and update the skills of approximately 80 firefighters.

The Bluegreen-managed property opened 44 of its doors to The Town of Dennis Fire Department Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The resort building that was used as the training base of operations is set to be demolished in the coming weeks in order to make room for a new resort building. The Town of Dennis Fire Deputy Chief set up four stations within the building:

1. Lecture on Accountability - a seminar on the importance of knowing where all team members are at all times, so no member is left behind.

2. Roof and Ventilation Operations – a session on ventilating burning buildings. Teams were able to put knowledge to use and actually cut holes into the building roof.

3. Forced Entry Through Doors – Fire fighters practiced breaking through barricaded doors, as well as creating other entryways, called “breaching the walls.”

4. Obstacle course – Brewster, Mass., Fire Chief Bob Moran created an obstacle course through adjoining rooms for fire fighters to gain experience in large building procedures.

“Having lived on the Cape for over 20 years, and having to rely on the fire department for many services, I welcomed the opportunity to work closely with the Town of Dennis Fire Department and Captain Tucker and give something real back,” explains R. Jake Jacobus, General Manager of The Soundings.

Jacobus was not the only one pleased with the session’s results, as the Deputy Chief of the Dennis Fire Department added, “The experience at The Soundings was just fantastic.” He reported, “Feedback from the crews who participated in the training session was positive, as everyone was pleased with the drill. And there was an outstanding level of support from the staff on hand.”

The Soundings Seaside Resort rests upon 365 feet of private beach along the Nantucket Sound. The studios, one- and two-bedroom suites offer all the modern accommodations to be expected of a luxury Bluegreen resort, yet continue to maintain the traditional charm of Cape Cod.

ABOUT BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 home sites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit us online at http://www.bluegreencorp.com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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