Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Completion of the EMT-Basic course qualifies you to take the National Registry exams to receive your Connecticut and National EMT-B certification. This is often the first class a person would take to begin training in Emergency Medical Services as either a volunteer or paid provider.

Upon completing his or her training, the EMT is able to:

  • Address life-threatening conditions that might include:
    • Airway problems
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Severe bleeding
    • Shock
  • Stabilize non-life-threatening situations such as:
    • Wounds
    • Fractures
    • Childbirth
    • Emotional crisis
  • Apply special skills, such as:
    • Emergency driving
    • Maintaining critical equipment and supplies
    • Record keeping

Our training program far exceeds the requirements for the state and national EMS curricula. We provide hands-on experience and supplement classroom lecture with real world practice in the Danbury Hospital Emergency Department, and working on ambulances with our experienced EMTs and Paramedics.

As a member of the EMS team, you can make a difference in the lives of others. During your EMT training, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to be a valuable part of the emergency health care system and community.

Event Duration

  • 150 contact hours over three months, including a clinical rotation in an ambulance


  • $795

Payment Methods

  • Personal Check
  • Bank Check
  • Credit Card
  • Money Order
  • Municipal Purchase Orders

Payment must be submitted prior to the first week of the program.

Contact Information

For questions or to register, please call (203) 739-4916.


Danbury Hospital
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810

Register for Upcoming Classes

Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming classes.

For More Information

Contact Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services for more information on the services we offer to the members of our communities.