Public Safety Training Center

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Westmoreland County Community College is committed to providing excellence in education, training, certification and support services for the emergency response community including fire fighters, police officers, emergency service workers and military personnel.

The Westmoreland-Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) is designed to serve as the premiere source for keeping the region’s first responders up-to-date with the essential skills needed to perform their jobs safely 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

Located in 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 regional and international airports.

The facility features a two-story Class A burn building, and six-story tower with an attached 2-1/2 story residential building that simulates industrial, commercial and residential structures. Also, on site are a classrooms/administration building, outdoor firing range, rope rescue and confined space rescue areas, structural collapse, chlorine railcar, additional training props and ponds.

Designed for firefighter, police and emergency services personnel, Public Safety Training Center is located in South Huntingdon Township. The facility features a six-story tower with an attached 2-1/2 story residential building that simulates industrial, commercial and residential structures. Also on site are a classroom/administration building, outdoor training props and pond.

Find out more below about some of the credit and continuing education programs offered at the PSTC: