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. To register go to: www.wiltonparksandrec.org  then click on the “blue regsiter here” button on the home screen or call 203.834.6245.

Program: EMT Initial Course
Class Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6p-10p plus 1 Saturday a month 9a-5p
Start Date: March 7
End Date: June 20
Cost: $950 (books included)
Place: Comstock Community Center – 180 School Rd. Wilton

Syllabus: Download the 2017 Course Syllabus PDF. Content subject to change for future classes.

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 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) meet four 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

Required Textbooks & Workbook

  • “Emergency Care” 12th Edition by D. Limmer, Brady Publishing (WVAC will supply)
  • CPR for Healthcare Provider textbook & CPR card (WVAC will supply).

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 diane.wiltonems@gmail.com or call 203.834.6245