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CCAC Public Safety Institute

The Institute was established in the early 1980s, predominately offering Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. In the early 1990s CCAC expanded the mission of the Institute to include EMS, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Emergency Management. PSI trains approximately 15,000 students per year in public safety programs in Allegheny, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren and Washington Counties.


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Fall EMT classes registering now
CCAC N20FA EMT Information Packet

Cadaver Experience Returning - Rescheduling for Spring of 2021
$75

Back by popular demand, the 8-hour Cadaver Experience (XIA-247) is designed for current health care providers and students interested in witnessing an autopsy of a human cadaver performed by W. Ashton Ennis, M.D., Associate Medical Examiner ACOME. Presenters this year include Dr. Chadd Nesbit, EMS Medical Director; Dr. Ben Kautza Trauma Surgeon; and Holly Hamilton BSN, PHRN Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator all from Allegheny General Hospital; and Dr. Karl Williams, Chief Medical Examiner. Students will receive education on the human body, an overview of the role  of the Allegheny County as well as case reviews of the Medical Examiner and Allegheny General Hospital Physicians.

For questions, contact Sharon Abner at 412.788.7394.  

FireVEST Scholarship Program Are you an Allegheny County volunteer firefighter thinking about getting your college degree? Check out CCAC's FireVEST Scholarship program to see if it's right for you.

OSHA TrainingThe Public Safety Institute now offers training in Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) both for General Industry and for the Construction Industry.

Emergency Medical Services
Classes are available and registering now for Provider training in Southwestern Pennsylvania:
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
EMS Training and Refresher Courses
Emergency Vehicle Operations

American Heart Association (AHA) ProgramsCCAC is a certified CTC (Community Training Center) where instructors can align and where AHA training is offered in Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid, BLS Provider (also known as Professional Rescue CPR), BLS Instructor, and both HeartCode ACLS and HeartCode PALS.

Recertification is also available for anyone involved in public safety as well as for members of the general public who are interested in learning more and includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Life Support training for both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) providers.

CCAC Public Safety Institute
West Hills Center
1000 McKee Road Suite 1100
Oakdale, PA 15071
Phone: 412.237.2500
Fax: 412.788.2194
psi@ccac.edu