Welcome to Lehigh Emergency Services Training Academy

The Lehigh Emergency Services Training Academy (LESTA) was established to coordinate the delivery of training to all fire and rescue services within Lehigh County, PA. Through partnerships with several public safety training organizations, LESTA seeks to provide high-quality programs for firefighters and rescue personnel and is committed to meeting the training needs of all first responders in Lehigh County. Lehigh Emergency Services Training Academy is an IRS 501c nonprofit organization incorporated in 1987; tax-exemption Employer Identification Number (EIN) 23-2421195.

LESTA members include representatives from multiple fire service organizations, EMS agencies, emergency management, and several at-large instructor representatives. 

To contact us, please send us an email or call (610) 799-1101.

If you are interested in hosting a class, review the current Bucks County Community College Local Level Emergency Services Training Catalog

Out of county students:  It is LESTA's policy not to turn away out of county students as long as in-county (LEHIGH) students are given first priority.

  

Use of Facilities

     
  

Lehigh County Training Locations

LESTA coordinates and provides partial funding for several training facilities throughout Lehigh County including:

     
  

Scheduled Classes

Hazardous Materials Operations Level Annual Refresher Training

Description:

This course will allow a hazardous material emergency responder at the First Responder Operations Level to receive refresher training as required annually by federal regulation.

Location:

Community Fire Company (New Tripoli)
7242 Decatur Street
New Tripoli, PA 18066

Dates and Times:

Monday, February 1   – 18:30-21:30
Monday, February 15 – 18:30-21:30

Hours:

6.0 (Lecture: 2.0hrs / Lab: 4.0hrs)

Prerequisites:

Age 16 and up
Hazardous Materials Operations Level or Hazardous Materials Operations - CORE and Hazardous Materials Operations - Mission Specific Personal Protective Equipment

Gear:

TOG or Chemical Protective Clothing with Respiratory Protection

Instructor:

Keith Pierce

Registration:

Contact Deputy Chief Gary Kuntz

  

Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM)

Description:

This course will provide instruction in the basic skills of identifying hazardous material problems in a community. The student will learn to recognize the presence of hazardous materials and identify hazardous materials, as well as learn the associated hazard characteristics.

Location:

Community Fire Company (New Tripoli)
7242 Decatur Street
New Tripoli, PA 18066

Dates and Times:

Monday, February 22 – 18:30-22:30

Hours:

4.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)

Prerequisites:

Age 14 and up

Gear:

None

Instructor:

Keith Pierce

Registration:

Contact Deputy Chief Gary Kuntz