Spring 2016  EMT CLASS SCHEDULE  May 3rd – July 23rd , 2016

(We WILL NOT be hosting an EMR until the fall of 2016 for students 14 -16 years of age)

ENROLLMENT OPEN for the EMT Program

Applications and payment due by April 27, 2016 no later than 3 pm

Email:  Training@WestportEMS.org  for an application packet

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

Students 16 years of age and older **

This 160+ hour program will run from May 3rd – July 23rd , 2016

**Students must be sixteen years of age on or before July 23rd,2016**

Program fee: $1250.00 (includes text book(s) and testing fee)

All classes will be held at:

Westport EMS Training Facility

50 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

The program is scheduled to begin on dates listed above but will also be based on number of applicants and must meet minimum student requirements by the Instructor and State of CT. Cancellation of programs will only be for lack of enrollment purposes.  Full refunds will be made if the class is cancelled due to lack of applicants.

Class Scheduled is as followed:

**Dates & Times are subject to change

 

Class Day Class Date Class Start Time Class End Time   Class Day Class Date Class Start Time Class End Time
Tuesday 05/03/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Saturday 06/18/16 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday 05/07/16 9:00 AM 5:00 PM   Tuesday 06/21/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Monday 05/09/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Thursday 06/23/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday 05/12/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Saturday 06/25/16 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 05/17/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Monday 06/27/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Wednesday 05/18/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Thursday 06/30/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday 05/21/16 9:00 AM 5:00 PM   Tuesday 07/05/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Monday 05/23/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Thursday 07/07/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday 05/26/16 6:00 PM 8:00 PM   Saturday 07/09/16 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 05/31/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Tuesday 07/12/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday 06/02/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Thursday 07/14/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday 06/04/16 2:00 PM 10:00 PM   Saturday 07/16/16 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 06/07/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Tuesday 07/19/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday 06/09/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Thursday 07/21/16 6:00 PM 10:00 PM
  As available 6:00 PM 10:00 PM   Saturday 07/23/16 TBA TBA

 


What is an  EMR, EMT and EMT-Paramedic?

The most common certification in Emergency Medical Services are the, emergency medical responder (EMR)  and the emergency medical technician (EMT). There are three levels of certification that are common to almost every state,EMR,  EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic.  Within the industry, it is very common to refer to a basic EMT as simply EMT, and to refer to EMT-Paramedics as paramedics.

So, What’s the Difference?

The biggest differences between paramedics, EMR’s and EMTs are the training and the scope of practice (what they are allowed to do).EMR’s usually receive 80 – 100 hours of training,  Basic EMTs usually receive 120 – 180 hours of training, while paramedics get anywhere from 1,200 hours to 1,800 hours of training. Paramedic programs often award two-year degrees.

The scope of practice differences between EMR’s,  EMTs and Paramedics can be summed up by the ability to break the skin. Most states do not allow basic emergency medical technicians to give shots or start intravenous lifelines. Paramedics, on the other hand, can give shots as well as use more advanced airway management devices to support breathing. Basic EMTs are usually restricted to using oxygen, glucose, asthma inhalers, and epinephrine auto-injectors (a common exception to the no-needles rule). Paramedics are trained in the use of 30-40 medications, depending on the state.

What type of training do I need to be an EMR or EMT?

  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 16 years of age to start the EMR Program.
  • You must be a minimum 16 years of age to start the EMT Program.

The  EMR and  EMT Program prepares the student for Written and Practical  Certification Exams. These courses includes classroom lectures, skill lab sessions, and a 10 hour scheduled hospital observation or Paramedic ride along. Upon successful completion of a course the student will be eligible to sit for the State of Connecticut EMR Exam or the National Registry of EMT’s Exam. Successful completion of this exam will award you a 3 year National and Connecticut EMR or EMT Certification.

What will I learn in the EMR and EMT programs?

The EMR and EMT course follow the US Dept. of Transportation National Curriculum. The course is conducted in 7-15 modules. Westport Volunteer EMS conducts these EMR & EMT classes in a variety of schedules to accommodate individual student needs. You can find classes held in the evenings or daytime in several hour blocks of time.

Who will pay for the cost of my EMR or EMT Training if I am a volunteer?

If you are a member of a local volunteer ambulance then usually there is no cost to you for  training and all subsequent training  programs. Check with your local organization to see if you eligible for free tuition or can be enrolled in a  tuition reimbursement program.

Students not eligible for or not submitting payment authorization from a local EMS organization may pay for classes by check or money order only.

 

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