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Date: May 30, 2018
Contact: Brit Milazzo

CCPSTC Receives State Accreditation to Provide EMT Training

On May 22, the Centre County Public Safety Training Center at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology received accreditation from the state Department of Health to be an EMT training institute – something CCPSTC Coordinator Mark Keller said benefits CPI and the rest of the community.

Secondary students in instructor Cheniene Leiter’s Emergency Services program will be going through the program, which allows them to take EMT and Emergency Medial First Responder classes through the center.

“We will be able to put more EMTs on the streets and there is a need for EMTs and we’re going to be able to do that,” Keller said.

The process to receive accreditation began in July 2017 after a lengthy application and inspection process from local and state entities. On May 30, a formal presentation was held to celebrate the feat with Keller, Leiter, Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins, Seven Mountains EMS Council Education Coordinator Mark Wolfgang and CCPSTC Medical Director Kasandra Botti.

“It’s unique in that they are the third (training center) in our nine-county region,” Wolfgang said. “Adding them on as an institute is a milestone for Centre County and surrounding counties to have another accredited training institute within the region.”

Keller said the first EMT class will begin Aug. 27 and last through the end of March, and will cost $825. Registration is open through Aug. 10 by contacting Keller at mkeller@cpi.edu.

CPI, 540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 - Telephone: 814-359-2793 1-877-968-7388    (Disclosures)