Shell gives to Mansfield University

Shell Appalachia external relations manager Deb Sawyer presents a check for $7,500 to Phillip Swank, Mansfield University director of grants and sponsored programs.

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

The goal of the grant is to provide a training location for emergency responders in Tioga County 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.

Established in 2018, Mansfield University’s Public Safety Training Institute 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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