About Schuylkill County Emergency Services Training Center

Burn Building Status

We recently had an engineer study on the Burn Building and the recommendation from the engineer is that no training of any kind be conducted in the burn building until repairs listed on the report are completed. Once completed, we recommend no live fire training, not even some straw in a barrel, be conducted in the burn building. The Officers of our Association at the August 21, 2103 meeting announced the Burn Building is closed (NO ONE IS PERMITTED INSIDE THE STRUCTURE) until further notice. The Training Committee is looking at alternative sites to conduct SBS classes, please keep an eye on the web site for SBS classes scheduled. If you have any questions please contact us using the web site.

We look forward to offering your Company comprehensive training in Fire, Safety and Industrial Applications. Training is offered on-site or at your location by State Certified Instructors.

Most programs are accredited through the PA State Fire Academy and Bucks County Community College. www.bucks.edu/publicsafety We can taylor a program to meet your training needs.

All courses have maximum student enrollment levels established as well as a minimum. Individual student requirements and conduct shall be in accordance with established Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and Bucks County Community College policies as stated by the instructor at the beginning of class. Students will be removed from class if they are in violation of these established policies. If the course requires prerequisite training and/or national certification the student must have proof (Copy of Certificate) of such on the first scheduled meeting of the class. Students must pre-register for the class on the SCESTC web site. Students that are pre-registered and do not attend the class are subject to the NO SHOW POLICY of the SCESTC.

Each student will be awarded a Certificate of Training after successful completion of the Course. Absence from 20% of the prescribed hours automatically disqualifies a student from receiving a certificate, unless the missed training sessions are made up with an approved instructor. The lead instructor must be notified immediately of possible class absences. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with valid justification. Some courses do require 100% attendance depending on the curriculum being presented.

Classes Offered At SCESTC

Bucks Basic Fire Academy
  • Intro to the Fire Service
  • Fireground Support
  • Exterior Firefighter
  • Interior Firefighter
  • Firefighter Survival
  • Engine Company Operations
  • Truck Company Operations
  • Structural Burn Session
  • Pump Operations
  • Structural Fire Rescue
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level 472.
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level 472 Refresher.
  • Operations & Operations Refresher.
  • Industrial Fire Training
  • Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases.
  • Biological Agent Review.
  • Community & Workers Right-To-Know.
  • Propane Emergencies Awareness.
  • ICS Operations (I-100) (EMI-DHS).
  • ICS (I-200) Single Response and Initial
  • Actions Incidents.
  • NIMS - Introduction.
  • National Response Plan - Introduction.