The Public Safety Program at BC3 is unique in its educational offerings to local volunteer and paid Fire/EMS organizations and agencies, On Demand Local Level Fire/Hazmat Training, Specialized Designed Training and Certification. Training is provided at local agency locations, county/regional fire schools, off site fixed facilities and BC3’s Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF).
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The staff at BC3's Public Safety Training Programs interacts with the emergency responders in not only providing training but planning it as well. Other help provided is department organization, leadership training, new technologies and certification.
Local Level/Specialized Classes are provided at the local agency or regional fire school on a date and time of their choice with minimal expense to the emergency responder. There are 127 Pennsylvania State Fire Academy (PSFA)(SFA) accredited programs being offered. Local agencies can expand their knowledge by working with BC3 to develop and offer Specialized site or local specific training in their area. Throughout Butler County and Western Pennsylvania the rural Fire/EMS departments can count on BC3 to deliver these programs. Register your Department/Agency for classes today
Certification is provided in partnership with the OSFC. The OSFC has been given delegated authority by the state legislature to implement and run the Professional Certification of firefighters in Pennsylvania. There are two certifications available. They are Pro Board Certification (National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications) and IFSAC Certification (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress). BC3 was the primary supporter of the OSFC in its quest to bring IFSAC certification back to their office. Because of this effort Pennsylvania Firefighters now receive duel certification.
Training is provided in the 26 counties shown and in the remaining 41 counties on a case by case basis.
BC3 works with 13 local and county regional fire schools, presenting annual certified training programs
Contact Fire & Hazmat
Fire Training Coordinator
724.287.8711 Ext. 8354
Coordinator of Hazardous Materials Programs and Public Safety Training Facility
724.287.8711 Ext. 8426
Secretary, Public Safety - Fire Training
724.287.8711 Ext. 8396
Dr. Stephen R. Catt
Executive Director for Workforce Development
Butler County Community College
724.287.8711 ext 8376
Public Safety Training Schedule
Complete Schedule of all Public Safety Courses offered at BC3 July - December 2012
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Training Programs by County
BC3 conducts training programs in over 27 Western PA counties. View up to date course information on a county by county basis.