Public Service Training

WVPST provides training for emergency services personnel throughout the state.

Public Service Training, or “PST”, is the umbrella term for a group of programs related to maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of the general public including but not limited to- Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement.

How important is Public Service Training? Well, the next time you pass an automobile accident, house fire, or medical emergency, there is a good chance that the person responding to the incident has received some or all of his/her training from the West Virginia Public Service Training program. Let our cooperative, help you get the training you need.

Emergency Medical Technician(EMT)

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Rescue Training (Rope, Vehicle Extracation, Swift Water, etc….) Firefighter and Fire Officer
  • Emergency Services Instructor
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Incident Command System
  • Law Enforcement/Incident Command Officer

Larry Helms

Public Service Training Coordinator

Phone: 304-280-6229


Richard Gobble

Director of Public Service Training

Office: 304-766-0011 ext.20


Mike Freeman

Public Service Training Coordinator

Phone 304-326-7581


Eva Godbey

Mid Ohio & SW Valley Region Public

Service Training Specialist

Office: (304) 766-0011 ext.22

Cell: (304) 488-9299


Brian Potter

North Central Public

Service Training Specialist

Office: (304) 326-7580 ext. 5918

Cell: (304) 627-0093

Fax: (304) 622-6138


Jerry Shumate

Northern Region Public

Service Training Specialist

Office: (304) 214-8824


Find Your PST Region

Northern PST

Counties: Brooke, Doddridge, Hancock, Marshall,
Ohio, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel

North Central PST

Counties: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia
Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur

Mid Ohio Valley PST

Counties: Calhoun, Gilmer, Jackson
Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt, Wood

South West PST

Counties: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha,
Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Wayne


Phone: 304-766-0011

Fax: 304-766-0022

501 22nd Street
Dunbar, WV  25064