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Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course Offered at Danbury Hospital in January

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Matthew G. Cassavechia, Director of Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services is pleased to announce that a Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course will take place at Danbury Hospital starting Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (Online Registeration). The three-month course meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 11 p.m.; some Wednesday evenings also from 7 to 11 p.m., and occasional Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course will meet in John C. Creasy Center for Health Education Auditorium located on the 5th floor of the Tower Building.

Course participants must enter and exit the Danbury Hospital through the Stroock Building Main Entrance located on the first floor at the Praxair Cancer Center. Parking is available in the Red Parking Garage using the Locust Avenue entrance.

Upon completion of the EMT-Basic course you will be qualified to take the National Registry exams to receive your Connecticut and National EMT-B certification.

Emergency Training Resources far exceeds the requirements for state and national EMS programs by providing you with more hands-on experience and follow-up with real world practice in the Emergency Department and on the ambulance with our EMT's and paramedics.

As a member of the EMS team, you can make a difference. During EMT training, students will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary to be a valuable part of the Emergency Health Care System.

Fee for the three month course is $795 and includes course work and associated materials. Payment must be submitted in full before the start of the program. All students will be subject to a criminal background before classes begin. Personal check, bank check, money order or credit card is an acceptable form of payment.

For information on Danbury Hospital Emergency Medical Services, visit

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. As a University teaching organization, WCHN is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. WCHN offers a full continuum of care through its system of affiliated organizations that provide innovative preventative, primary and specialty care as well as home care.

The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation's fundraising campaign - Imagine Build Transform - is focusing on raising funds for a new Patient Tower, an expanded Emergency Department with Level II trauma designation, and an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital; as well as the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Network's cutting edge Biomedical Research Institute.

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