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Train To Become An EMT At NCC In Norwalk

Training to become an EMT is being held at Norwalk Community College in conjunction with Norwalk Hospital.
Training to become an EMT is being held at Norwalk Community College in conjunction with Norwalk Hospital. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. — An Emergency Medical Technician program for students is being offered by Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk Community College starting Monday, Jan. 25 at the college.

Students will be taught proper techniques in first aid, patient assessments, extrication, communication and other health safety methods. The program provides the basis for students to become an EMT. The class includes training in HAZMAT and terrorism awareness.

The course meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements and students will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. The course requires extensive reading and high level reading comprehension. Successful completion of the course is dependent upon each student’s ability to grasp and apply the program materials.

As an integral part of the program, all students are required to complete EMS clinical time at Norwalk Hospital. Students need to show that they have had a physical exam within 12 months prior to the start of class and must be at least 16 years of age by the end of class.

The program meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. Class also meets on select Saturdays (Feb. 20, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 14) from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. Tuition is $999.

The program instructor is Harry A. Downs II, EMT-P, EMS-I, who has been a field paramedic at Norwalk Hospital for 21 years and has over 30 years of experience in pre-hospital emergency care. He has been an EMS instructor since 1996 and is the primary EMT-Basic instructor at Norwalk Community College.

For more information, contact NCC Extended Studies at (203) 857-7080. NCC is located at 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk. 

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