Mansfield University Public Safety Training Institute Secures $7,500 Grant from Shell Appalachia for EMR Course

Shell Appalachia External Relations Manager Deb Sawyer presents a check for $7,500 to Phillip Swank, Mansfield University Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs

MANSFIELD, Pa. – The Mansfield University Public Safety Training Institute secured a $7,500 grant from Shell Appalachia to conduct an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course on campus.

The goal of the grant is to provide a training location for emergency responders in Tioga County in order to increase the number of trained volunteers in the region. The course meets the curriculum for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

The EMR course includes 80 hours of on-site instruction, testing, and hands-on practice sessions. Each student is required to complete additional trainings on haz-mat awareness and incident command prior to the completion of the course.

“This course has enhanced the overall capabilities for our law enforcement and EMS agencies in Tioga County and throughout the region” explained Scott Henry, Mansfield University Director of Police Services and Safety. “The relationship occurring between Shell, Tioga County Emergency Management, and the Mansfield University Public Safety Training Institute allows positive investment and growth to occur. In turn, providing positive assets for the people who reside within Tioga County and our region.”

Established in 2018, Mansfield University’s Public Safety Training Institute (MUPSTI) is a regional training center providing initial and continuing professional education for criminal justice practitioners, first responders, public safety professionals and the public.

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