Training / Certification


Robinson Township VFD #1 is a Participating ProBoard Participating Company.  Station 244 is recognized as Silver Level for having 75% or more members with at least one Proboard Certification. 

Established in 1972, the Pro Board is the original fire service system for the accreditation of agencies that certify candidates to the various disciplines and levels identified in the NFPA Professional Qualification series of standards. 




The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician. The NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for a rescuer at the Vehicle and Machinery specialty level.

A person certified at the Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to established scene safety, select appropriate PPE, established fire protection, determine vehicle access and egress points, stabilize and extricate patients and identify vehicle construction features.

PA Department of Heath- Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician 

PA Department of Heath- Special Vehicle Rescue Technician


PA Department of Heath- Emergency Medical Technician – Basic 

Certification as an Emergency Medical Service Provider in Pennsylvania is obtained by enrolling and completing an approved certification course. You can search for available courses below or contact one of the approved training institutions provided for additional information. Individuals who hold an EMS certification from another state or the Unites States Military are eligible to apply for certification by endorsement. EMS West provides instruction programs for Registered Nurses and Emergency Medical Technician candidates who are preparing to participate in psychomotor and computer adaptive exams. Information pertaining to these available programs is provided below.

Emergency Medical Technician is a course that teaches lifesaving skills such as CPR, bleeding control, airway management, assisted medications, treatment for medical and trauma emergencies, and ambulance operations.  These courses are usually 150-200 hours in duration as well as a field component to treat and assess patients. You must be at least 16 years of age. You can then certify by successfully completing the National Registry of EMTs exam which includes both a skills and computer exam at a Pearson Vue testing center.