Public Safety Training

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A career in public safety is more than a job, it’s a calling. At Blackhawk Technical College, we have the interactive learning experiences and comprehensive courses to help you stay on top of the latest techniques and trends in public safety. We lead the region in quality continuing education opportunities for public safely professionals and for public and private law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical service professionals we are the go-to resource for ongoing training.

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Law Enforcement Training

For law enforcement professionals, the training you need to succeed in your role never ends. There is always a new strategy or technique to learn to help you do your job better and to stay safe. BTC offers a variety of professional development classes to give you the edge you need.

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Emergency Medical Services Training

As an emergency medical technician, you love what you do and you’re good at it. With professional development opportunities at BTC, you can be even better. BTC offers refresher courses and other professional development courses that will keep you on the top of your game or provide an option to explore other areas in your field.

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CPR and First Aid

It’s never a bad idea to stay sharp in the skills you need to do your job. BTC offers courses in CPR and First Aid for public safety professionals who need to freshen their skills.

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Fire Service Training

Firefighters are “always ready.” And that’s why professional development and ongoing certification courses are so important when it comes to being the best you can be. Entry Level fire, Hazardous Materials, Driver Operator, Fire Officer and Inspector courses are available along with accompanying certification testing and professional development opportunities covering a variety of firefighting subjects.

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Motorcycle Rider Safety

The Basic Motorcycle Rider Course is a 16-hour class, consisting of six hours of classroom instruction with ten hours of range training. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for students. All classroom and range exercises will be held at our Central Campus.

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Contact Information

Robert Balsamo
Coordinator of Fire and EMS programs
(608) 743-4525  

Mark Brown
Coordinator of LE Academy, Criminal Justice and Human Services
(608) 757-6963

Janesville Fire Dept. Case Study

The Janesville Fire Department (JFD) asked Blackhawk to develop Health and Safety Officer (HSO) and Incident Safety Officer (ISO) classes to educate fire fighters on department and emergency incident safety.

The courses also needed to encourage professionals from different Rock County departments to collaborate. Blackhawk responded with convenient weekday, evening classes to maximize attendance and a curriculum that used group exercises to bring career and volunteer fire fighters together.

The result. More than 50 students participated in JFD’s training courses—developing positive cross-departmental working relationships that may just improve first responders’ ability to act quickly and collaboratively in an emergency.

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