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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. Subscribe to our training email list. 

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.

Training Flyers: All flyers & training notices can be viewed by clicking here.

Use of Facilities


Lehigh County Training Locations

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



L-1301 Continuity Planning
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

L 1301: Continuity Planning. This course assists continuity practitioners with understanding their continuity roles and responsibilities, and provides them with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to help develop and maintain a viable continuity plan for their organization. The course materials are based on guidance found in Federal Continuity Directives (FCDs) 1 and 2 and the Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC) for developing continuity plans and programs. By the end of the course students will possess the ability to build a draft continuity plan and understand the key roles necessary for developing critical mitigation strategies and key elements of a continuity capability. The target audience for this course is all levels of government and whole community partners.

Lehigh County JOC 4300 Broadway, Allentown Pa. 18014

02/08/2023 and 02/09/2023

Please be advised, 1301 and 1302 do not have to be taken at the same location. 

Those that wish to only take 1301 only may do so. In order to take 1302, 1301 must be completed. 

Those that successfully complete L1301 and L1302 will have qualified for the FEMA Continuity Excellence Series Professional Certificate.

Please feel free to pass this notification to those you think may benefit from these training opportunities.

If you would like to reserve a seat at any of these training sessions, please send an email to; 

You must include your name, department, contact email and emergency telephone number and the class number (L1301 or L1302), class dates and the location you would like to attend.  

On the day of training, you must bring your FEMA SID number. 

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What is a FEMA SID?

FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.

Why do I need a FEMA SID?

A FEMA SID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA. All FEMA training providers’ registration systems and enrollment procedures require a valid FEMA SID. The FEMA SID will serve as your unique identifier and be used to maintain the record of FEMA training you attended.

How do I get an SID?

To get a FEMA SID visit the below web address and complete the registration process.


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