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.

Our Programs

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.