•  Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy (OHSPSA)

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    OCTORARA HOMELAND SECURITY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACADEMY VIDEO

     
    Approved PDE Career & Technical Education Program CIP Code: 43.9999 
     
    Instructor:
    Mark Barto - mbarto@octorara.org
     
     
    For more information go to the "Instructors" Link to the left of the page. 
     
     
     
    THE OCTORARA HOMELAND SECURITY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACADEMY FEATURED IN KELLY'S CLASSROOM ON FOX 29 NEWS
     
     Fox 29   K Classroom   

    Check out our amazing Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy Cadets in Fox 29 News live video segment. Bob Kelly's Classroom: http://www.fox29.com/good-day/256420581-video

     
    STUDENT OF THE QUARTER 
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACADEMY "STUDENT OF THE QUARTER" Ethan Matlack!!!
     Ethan
    The Octorara Area Career & Technical Education Programs (OACTEPA) Student of the Quarter for the Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy is a student who leads by example and is a role model for others in the class for their leadership skills, attitude, skills, and knowledge of occupational concepts 
     
    OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOLS 
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    The Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Program is a three year PA Department of Education approved Career Program of Study. The course prepares cadets for careers in law enforcement, corrections, pre-hospital emergency medical care, emergency management, military services, and firefighting.  The program requires cadets to wear uniforms and focuses on discipline and teamwork in a para-military environment. The course is taught on site at the new Chester County Emergency Services Training Center located in Coatesville, PA.  This is a challenging endeavor but cadets can earn State and National job related certifications, which are required for entry-level positions directly upon graduation.  The intent is to train qualified, competent and professional emergency first responders.  Students are exposed to mentors and representatives in a variety of careers related to these fields almost daily. Cadets are required to join and participate at their local volunteer fire company to enhance learning and hone skills for testing.  

    The Academy offers students two half-day programs at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus and their academic instruction at their sending district’s high school. Students may enroll in either a morning session from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or afternoon session from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. During various national and state certification days, students will be required to attend from 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Graduates receive their high school diploma from their sending school district.


     CERTIFICATION OPPORUNITIES

    With the declining number of volunteers in the fire service agencies, Octorara Area Homeland Security and Protective Services Program will be training students to be nationally certified fire service personnel.  This program will significantly increase employment opportunities for our Homeland Security and Protective Services Program graduates. 

    Fire

    Law Year

    46 Total Certifications Available

    • PA & National Hazardous Materials Awareness - PA & National Hazardous Materials Operations (4)

    • National Traffic Incident Management System (TIMS) Certifications (11)

    • American Heart Association CPR/AED –First Aid (2)

    • Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) Emergency Call Taker (2)

    • FEMA Emergency Management Professional Development Series (8)

    • PEMA Municipal Basic Local Certification (5)

    • Law Enforcement (10 Separate Chester County Certifications)

    • Federal National Incident Management System (FEMA) 100-200-700-800 (4)

    • PA Fire Academy Basic Ropes/Rigging (1)

    EMS Year

    25 Total Certifications Available

    • PA & National Hazardous Materials Awareness - PA & National Hazardous Materials Operations (4)

    • American Heart Association CPR/AED (1)

    • National Traffic Incident Management System (TIMS) Certifications (11)

    • National Vehicle Rescue Awareness – National Vehicle Rescue Operations – Basic Vehicle Rescue (3)

    • National Registry EMT-B – Pennsylvania Department of Health EMT-B (2)

    • National Incident Management System (FEMA) 100-200-700-800 (4)

    Fire Year

    30 Total Certifications Available

    • PA & National Hazardous Materials Awareness - PA & National Hazardous Materials Operations (4)

    • American Heart Association CPR/AED (1)

    • American Heart Association First Aid (1)

    • National Traffic Incident Management System (TIMS) Certifications (11)

    • PA Fire Academy Fire Dynamics Fundamentals - Strategy & Tactics (2)

    • PA Fire Academy Essentials of Firefighting (EL14 Mods) (4)

    • National ProBoard Firefighter 1 (1)

    • PA Fire Academy Advanced Firefighter (1)

    • National ProBoard Firefighter 2 (1)

    • National Incident Management System (FEMA) 100-200-700-800 (4)

    • FAA Part 107 Licenses Operation Drone Systems Certification

    National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Seniors Only (1)