MCC's Economic and Workforce Development: Annual Impact Report, September 2013 - January 2015
The PSTF is a regional emergency training complex for police, fire, and emergency medical personnel. PSTF features state-of-the-art aircraft, burn building, crime scene, firing range, and TEAM/Tac training simulators. The facility includes more than 100,000 square feet of space, and houses several certificate and training programs.
Expansion highlights this year: Additions to the Fire Training/Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) program include: - A Search and Rescue Collapse Simulator. - Indoor Firefighter Bailout Training Room. - Confined Space Modular Training Simulator. - A revised A.A.S. in Fire Protection Technology. Law Enforcement curriculum and training facilities increased and updated. - Recruited for both fall and spring Town and Village Police Academy. - Improved on-site access. - First hand involvement by local businesses, includes actual 911 employees. - Reality Based Training (RBT) area retrofitted at the PTSF old police academy location. Extensive safety protocol procedures were re-enacted. RBT is the leading law enforcement training venue. - Our facility has been widely accepted by federal, local, and state agencies. - In-Service training options expanded. The Security Guard Training program has been: - Approved by the NYS Division of Criminal Services, Division of Security Guard Training Schools. - Revamped and updated the annual training course.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program: - Acquired simulator mannequins - birthing mannequins, and Basic and Advanced Life Support mannequins for EMS and paramedic training. - Conducted mass CPR training at Gates Chili School District in the fall and spring. - Designing a CPR program for high school seniors in response to new state law that CPR must be taught in high school. - Reaccredited by CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions). - Acquired an ultrasound machine through funds received in a Strategic Planning Grant ($20,000) for the paramedic program. - Identified as only one of four programs in the United States using ultrasound equipment to teach anatomy and emergency case scenarios. - Purchased a new remote classroom camera with funds received in a Carl D. Perkins Grant. This video camera enables us to reach students located in distant areas.
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