Department of Public Safety

690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383


DPS offers emergency preparedness training to small groups and departments. Typically, this training is in accordance with FEMA’s training. If you are interested in individually completing training online, you may do so by going here: FEMA Independent Study Program. From here, you can select a number of training courses online. The courses typically take 1 hour to as much as 8 hours.

If you are interested in doing any of these courses in a classroom setting as a small group or a department, please contact John DiSpaldo, Emergency Management & Planning Manager, at to plan and set up a session.