Freedom Valley Medical Training Institute is a local, non-profit organization that provides community response education to communities in the Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Berks County areas. The Freedom Valley Medical Training Institute was initiated in January 2021 by Shannon Moyer-Pasquale as the “Western Montco EMS Training Institute” to meet the growing demand for emergency medical technician (EMT) training for individuals preparing to enter the emergency medical services (EMS) field within the Southeastern PA counties. In May 2022, the Western Montco EMS Training Institute was rebranded by its parent agency Harleysville Area EMS (now Freedom Valley Medical Rescue), and the name was changed to “Freedom Medical Training Institute.” Accordingly, the college now offers courses in a variety of medical fields.
We believe that if you are going to put yourself in a situation where 911 is called, there are core things that you need to know. Managing emergency patients in the field is different from standard medical care in a fixed facility setting. The difference is how you can safely manage yourself, and the scene and care for someone who is injured or ill. The difference is critical decision-making under situational stress. The difference requires leadership.
Freedom Valley Medical Training Institute offers hybrid courses that develop competencies in the recognition and management of emergency medical or traumatic events in a n out-of-hospital environment. To find a program that meets your interests and needs, please peruse the program section of our site. Our re-certification and upgrade programs are designed for those who are looking to maintain or improve existing skills. Many of our programs do not require pre-requisites or previous training.
A prime benefit we offer prospective students, current professionals, and interested community members a truly immersive experience that will expand their understanding of emergency medical services (EMS) and life outside of the traditional office workspace. Our approach is student centered teaching/learning and active student participation in the process of emergency medical assessments and treatments. Learn by doing.