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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.

Use of Facilities


Lehigh County Training Locations

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



L-1302 Continuity Program Management
Start Date/Time:
Friday, February 24, 2023 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, February 24, 2023 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

L 1302: Continuity Program Management. This course assists continuity program managers with understanding their roles and responsibilities and provides resources to help them develop a wholistic continuity capability for their organizations. This course is intended for continuity practitioners responsible for the oversight and management of an organizational continuity program. The course materials are based on guidance found in FCDs 1 and 2 and the CGC for developing continuity plans and programs. By the end of this course, program managers will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of key concepts and strategies for implementing a continuity program management cycle. The target audience for this course is all levels of government and whole community partners. 

Lehigh County JOC 4300 Broadway, Allentown Pa. 18014

02/23/23 and 02/24/2023

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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