A Quick History of PSTC

"Who are our customers and how can we help you?"

Public Safety Training Consultants

How We Started 


PSTC was started by a group of dedicated public safety instructors that saw a need for quality, affordable training. Collectively, we have all been lulled to sleep by 'talking head' instructors or had to stand in line behind ants and roaches to use bathrooms at some host hotels. We decided to observe what was wrong about public safety training and never do it that way again. We also made note of the best public safety training and vowed to do it twice as well. We are dedicated to providing skills that you can use immediately. We have a passion for instruction and a dedication to the emergency communications field that is unmatched.   


How We Choose our PSTC Classes and Workshops 


We look for training that no other provider is delivering. If someone is offering similar training, we probably did it first and we still do it the best! Since every PSTC Instructor and most of the PSTC staff is comprised of 9-1-1 Dispatchers, Trainers, Supervisors and Managers, we conducted an internal and external “training needs assessment”. We make a note every time a student mentions a class that they wish someone would do. We then research the need, find a subject matter expert, build the curriculum, make it exciting and take it on the road. We also have a dedication to experiential learning. That's a scrabble word for hands-on. We have purchased phone systems, recorders, TDD's, radios and a wide variety of other hands-on equipment to enhance your learning. We are dedicated to the “WOW” factor in our training! 


PSTC Quality Instructors 


In addition to being subject matter experts, we mandate that all of our staff be quality instructors too. It's a great rarity to find someone that can do both. Our instructors gain skills through a variety of training--Master Instructor Programs, Instructor Development Programs, earning a Teaching Credential--and various other means. We know how to get the information across to students. We help them use it and retain it through our “real life” training methods. 


Our Many Customers 


We believe customer service isn't just a catch phrase. We live the "PSTC way". That includes attention to detail, on-site Coordinators at class sites, tailored hand-outs and professional, fun education. Though we don't feel comfortable naming all of our customers on the net, we have had clients range from Police, Fire, EMS , Hospitals and private industry. We are the sole training provider for emergency communications in a number of Fortune 500 companies. Of the over 350 public safety agencies in California , 310 are our customers and that number climbs each week.


Silicon Valley companies turn to PSTC when it's time to staff and train their emergency operations centers. We have trained professionals from all of the 50 states and we have held classes in 49 states! No other provider can make those statements. We deliver the training for
​9-1-1 centers around the country. We provide the knowledge that saves lives daily. FDNY, the nation's largest Fire Communications center selected PSTC for their In-Service training. Call us anytime for a reference list. It will include OnStar, Language Line and many APCO and NENA Chapters. We will also give you a list of PSAPS that have hosted our fantastic classes. 


How Can We Help You? 


No matter if you are a public or private emergency communications center, PSTC can help you. We train first responders, call takers and dispatchers. If you have a training need, we're there to make sure it's delivered right. We are happy to tailor classes to your needs. Call PSTC today at 1-800-348-8911 and see how we can help make your staff knowledgeable, professional and proficient.