Public Safety Training Center

Public Safety Training Center

The Westmoreland-Public Safety Training Center is designed to serve as the premiere source for keeping the region's first responders up-to-date with essential skills by providing realistic fire service, rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical services and law enforcement training.

The center is home to a variety of credit and continuing education programs, including:

  • Firefighting
  • Rescue Training
  • Hazardous Materials Training
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Academy
  • Lethal Weapons Programs
  • Emergency Medical Services
The PSTC has two burn buildings.

Fire scenario inside burn building - The PSTC has two burn buildings.

The PSTC offers basic rope rescue and high angle rescue courses.

Rescue scenarios at the PSTC - The PSTC offers basic rope rescue and high angle rescue courses.

Firefighters demonstrate vehicle rescue techniques at the PSTC. The center offers these courses.

Vehicle rescue demonstration - Firefighters demonstrate vehicle rescue techniques at the PSTC. The center offers these courses.

Fire departments use the PSTC for training exercises.

Training at the PSTC - Fire departments use the PSTC for training exercises.

Hempfield Twp. donated a fire truck to the PSTC in 2017.

Donated Fire Truck - Hempfield Twp. donated a fire truck to the PSTC in 2017.

A new apparatus bay was added to the PSTC in 2018.

Apparatus Bay - A new apparatus bay was added to the PSTC in 2018.

Located in South Huntingdon Township, the PSTC is situated on a 167-acre site that is isolated but very accessible by Interstate 70, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and airports.

The facility features a two-story Class A burn building and six-story tower with an attached residential building that simulates industrial, commercial and residential structures. Also on site are an administration/classroom building, outdoor firing range, rope rescue and confined space rescue areas, structural collapse area, chlorine railcar, ponds and additional training props.

Directions

Address:

65 Public Safety Drive
Smithton, PA 15479

From Interstate 70 W (New Stanton and PA Turnpike, exit 75)

  • Take I-70 W eight (8) miles from New Stanton to the Smithton exit (no. 49)
  • Exit then turn LEFT at the stop sign
  • Proceed 1 mile to Fitz Henry Road
  • Turn RIGHT onto Reduction Road
  • Proceed 1 mile to the PSTC entrance on the left

From Interstate 70 E (Belle Vernon and I-79)

  • Proceed on I-70 E to the Smithton exit (no. 49)
  • Exit and turn LEFT at the stop sign
  • Continue straight onto Fitz Henry Road and follow the directions above