• 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. Emergency Medical Services includes popular training in:

    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    Fire, rescue and HAZMAT
    PSI Training & Education Partnership (TEP)

    CCAC PSI offers a Training & Education Partnership (TEP) pay-as-you-go program for emergency services agencies in western Pennsylvania with an annual maximum cost of training for qualifying members. Fees are program-based for the required minimum number of students per course. See the CCAC PSI Fire & Rescue Course Fee Catalog for courses.

    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. Read more.

    OSHA Training -- Registering for Spring 2019
    The Public Safety Institute now offers training in Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) both for General Industry and for the Construction Industry. Read more.

    EMT, BLS Provider & AEMT Training Registering for 2018
    Classes are available and registering now for Provider training in Southwestern PA. See the EMT Course Packet and Schedule, AEMT Course Packet and Schedule and BLS Provider Course Packet and Schedule for information, dates and locations.

    New Paramedic Training Launching in Sharon in Spring 2019
    CCAC and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to offer a new satellite Paramedic program at the Sharon, PA facility. The Paramedic program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry certification as paramedics. Applicants must be at minimum certified EMTs. See the Paramedic Course Packet and Schedule  for information and dates. Contact Thomas Perry or Jennifer LaDue for more information.


    American Heart Association (AHA) Programs
    CCAC 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. Read more.

    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.

  • Search and Register for Public Safety Classes Online

    The CCAC ShopCommunityEd–Public Safety website allows you to search and register for public safety classes. Register early to get the classes you want!

    Register Online Now!

  • CCAC Public Safety Institute
    West Hills Center
    1000 McKee Road – Suite 1100
    Oakdale, PA 15071
    Phone: 412.237.2500
    Fax: 412.788.2194
  • Become a Paramedic at CCAC. Save lives.

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    Do you want to take your career to the next level? If so, consider becoming a paramedic.

    CCAC and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to provide certified EMTs and AEMTs with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain national registry certification as paramedics.