Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy

The Octorara Area Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy has partnered with the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus.  This facility is equipped with the latest technology and equipment available for training firefighters, emergency medical and first aid responders, police, FBI, and various other occupations which encompass the broad spectrum of public safety.  


The Octorara Area Homeland Security and Protective Services Career & Technical Education Academy prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills required to perform entry-level duties in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services, and other safety services. This program stresses the techniques, methods and procedures specific to the areas of criminal justice, fire protection, and emergency medical services, especially in emergency and disaster situations. In addition, students receive training in social and psychological skills, map reading, vehicle and equipment operations, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency medical care and appropriate emergency assessment, treatment and communication.  

The training campus is located at 137 Modena Road in Coatesville.  By moving Octorara Protective Services Program to this campus, we are able to provide our students with the state of the art equipment and first responder disciplines to undertake practical training.  

In opening enrollment of our Protective Services program to other districts, Octorara will be able to increase the number of student cadets and will be able to provide more well trained, nationally certified employees to staff fire stations, ambulance stations, prisons, police barracks, security service jobs, and much more.  This program will educate high school students to a national certification level that makes them attractive in the job market.

OHSPSA Program Videos

Program Information Presentation

Meet the Instructors

Application Process

Industry Certifications,  Scholarships, College Credits

OHSPSA Program Booklet (1).pdf

OHSPSA Student Information Booklet

Student Testimonies

OHSPSA & The Chester County Public Safety Training Campus Field Trip

Chester County Public Safety Training Campus

137 Modena Road, Coatesville PA


Octorara Area School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex and handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.

For information regarding civil rights, grievance procedures, or services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons, contact the Director of Student Services at the Octorara Area School District, 228 Highland Road, Atglen, Pennsylvania, 19310, tel. 610-593-8238 ext. 3519.