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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. Mailing address: 640 W Hamilton St, 8th Floor, Allentown PA 18101

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:



ICS 300
Start Date/Time:
Friday, February 03, 2023 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, February 03, 2023 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
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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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