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


Saturday dates: TBD

WHERE: Comstock Community Center 180 School Rd. Wilton

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Not currently available


Required material: Course Book: Emergency Care, 14th Edition.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Important Information

Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements

  • 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 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) dates TBD

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:

  • Orientation/Introduction to Emergency Services/Well Being of an EMT
  • Medical/Legal/Ethical Issues
  • American Heart Association CPR
  • Lifting and Moving
  • Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Life Span and Development
  • Airway Management
  • Respiration/Artificial Ventilation
  • Scene Size up and Primary Assessment
  • Vital signs and Monitoring
  • Secondary Assessment/Reassessment
  • Communications and Documentation
  • Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation
  • Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric
  • Suicide/Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
  • Bleeding, Shock, and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • OB/GYN
  • Domestic/Minor Sex Trafficking
  • Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges/EMS Operations
  • Hazmat/MCIs/Incident Management
  • Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication

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 or call 203.834.6245