Press Releases & Announcements

Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course Offered at Danbury Hospital

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - Danbury, CT

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Matthew G. Cassavechia, Director of Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services, has announced that the next Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course will take place at Danbury Hospital starting Tuesday, June 3, 2014. 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.

Course participants, patients and visitors must enter and exit the Danbury Hospital through the Stroock Building Lobby 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 students will be qualified to take the National Registry exams to receive their Connecticut and National EMT-B certification.

Emergency Training Resources far exceeds the requirements for state and national EMS programs by providing students with a more hands-on experience and follow-up with real world practice in the Emergency Department and on an 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 both course materials. Payment must be submitted in full prior to 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

To register online for the Basic Emergency Medical Technician course at Danbury Hospital, call (203) 739-4916.

About the "New" 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. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit Share your comments with us at; and/or