The E.M.T. program covers proper techniques in first aid, patient assessment, extrication, communication, HAZMAT and Terrorism awareness, and various other concepts to give a beginning basis for students to become an E.M.T. The class meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements and upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. This course is offered in partnership with Norwalk Hospital and requires an extensive amount of reading and reading comprehension. 

Program: Become a Certified EMT
WHEN: Jan 8 – May 25, 2019
(Mandatory meeting for students 17 & under along with parent Jan 3, 2019 from 7 – 8 pm)
DAYS/TIMES: Tues/Thurs 6 – 10 pm & 6 Sat’s 9 am – 5 pm (see syllabus for Saturday dates)
WHERE: Comstock Community Center – 180 School Rd Wilton, CT
REGISTER: www.wiltonparksandrec.org Adult Program
COST: $825 plus course book *See link below for book

**Please email admin@wiltonambulance.org with unisex polo shirt size, which is required for the class.**

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Important Information

Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements

  • There are no immunization or physical requirements for EMT class.
  • Immunizations are required by OSHA when student works in EMS system.
  • Student must be physically able to perform required skills (CPR, splinting, spinal immobilization)

Testing and Prerequisites

  • There are no testing or prerequisite requirements for this class.
  • Good reading skills are required, extensive didactic material.
  • Student must pass a written & practical exam to pass class.
  • Successful completion of EMT class qualifies student to take State of CT written & practical.
  • Student must be at least 16 years old, at time of State exam, to be EMT.
  • This program is open to the general public.

Length of EMT Program

  • Course runs for a full semester and consists of evening and some Saturday sessions:
    – Evening sessions (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM) meet twice a week
    – Saturday sessions (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) meet six times

Observation hours

  • Students will spend 4 hours of Norwalk ER observation time.
  • Clinical time on Norwalk Ambulance with 10 patient contacts
  • Observation time will be on the Norwalk Hospital EMS ambulance.
  • Norwalk Hospital is the only approved site for observation.
  • Uniform appearance required.
  • Day, evening and weekend hours are available.
  • Students will schedule time to fit their schedule.
  • Scheduling of observation hours may be done during or after the class, although    students will not pass until the observation hours have been completed.

Course Content

Topics Presented:

  • History of Emergency Medical Services System
  • Components of the EMS system
  • Critical Decision Making
  • Scene Safety
  • Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Medical terminology
  • Lifting & Moving Patients
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body
  • Airway Management
  • CPR
  • Assessment of the Medical Patient
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Assessment of the Trauma Patient
  • Bleeding & Shock
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Injuries of the Head & Spine
  • Splinting
  • Communication & Documentation
  • Vital Signs
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Infants & Children
  • Ambulance Operations
  • Mass Casualty Incidents & Triage

2019 EMT Syllabus

Required material: Course book along with MyBradylab Access card. You can purchase the physical book w/ access card; used or new w/ access card; or etext (online book) w/ access card.
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Quizzes, Exams, & Practical Skills

There will be quizzes at each class meeting to assess whether the student is retaining the information.

There will be student demonstrations of practical skills learned during skill sessions.

A passing grade is a 70% or higher average on all exams. Pass all practical skills exams.

For further information or questions please email admin@wiltonambulance.org or call 203.834.6245