• 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. 

    The Public Safety Institute offers popular training in:
    American Heart Association Programs
    Emergency Medical Services
    Fire, Rescue & Hazardous Materials Programs
    Instructor Training and Recertification
    OSHA Training
    Northwest Region Programs
    Training and Education Partnership

    Training and Education Partnership
    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. 

    OSHA Training 
    The 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) 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. 

    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.