The Public Safety Training Center
The Public Safety Training Center offers four academic programs:
Emergency Management is a fast growing field that applies a variety of skills and backgrounds to managing an emergency situation. In addition to the growing number of jobs in this field, emergency management is an increasing responsibility in a variety of public and private entities. This program provides education and experience in the four key components of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
The Public Safety Training Center (PSTC), provides nationally recognized training delivered by veteran public safety and emergency response providers to law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical service, school district, and industrial response team personnel, as well as the general public. Because this diverse audience often comes together in crisis situations, the PSTC strives to deliver this training in a realistic setting. Using computer simulations and incident management software, the states largest simulator incident management board, and the most up to date training materials available, the Public Safety Training Center staff is noted for its ability to work across discipline lines. It is not uncommon to see a fire fighter teaching police candidates, a paramedic teaching firefighters or an industrial response expert teaching emergency medical service workers. Frequently, these audiences are training in the same room, learning to share information and bond with others dealing with an emergency situation.
This unique community-wide approach to training has received recognition for excellence from both state and national agencies, cited as some of the most innovative programs in the nation. Programs deal with critical incident management, emergency services response to terrorism, disaster preparedness and recovery, crisis communications and personal emergency preparedness.
For more information, visit the Public Safety Training Center website.