Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training at Fairfield University—January 18

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training at Fairfield University—January 18

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course will be held from January 18 to May 2. The course is held on the campus of Fairfield University or at the Echo Hose Training Center on Saturdays.

Media Contact: Susan Cipollaro, scipollaro@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 x2726

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 17, 2019)—Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Echo Hose Training Center in Shelton, CT, will offer the skill-enhancing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course from January 18 to May 2. The course is held on the campus of Fairfield University or at the Echo Hose Training Center on Saturdays. This course meets education requirements established by the State of Connecticut and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and is requisite for EMT certification candidates who are compelled to pass the National Registry examination.

Frank Ficko, Fairfield University’s associate director of Public Safety, explained that Connecticut State Certified Instructors lead students through a semester-long course focusing on patient assessment and emergency care of the pre-hospital patient. “Those who take this course acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to bridge the gap from the point of injury to the moment a patient is admitted to a hospital. Students who have completed the course tell us that these skills are a valuable addition to a resume,” he said.

With a total of approximately 160 hours of classroom and online instruction, this comprehensive EMT course meets the state requirement of instruction and practice necessary for registration for the two-part examination. Successful completion of the course and, by extension, the exam, ensures EMT certification through the National Registry in participating states. 

Areas of instruction covered through lectures and hands-on practice include: critical skills necessary for rapid response, initial patient assessment and treatment, patient immobilization, patient extrication and movement, and transportation. Patient treatment guidelines are described in local protocols, which typically follow both national standards as well as local policies. This 160-plus hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT- Basic) course includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level. Ficko continued, "The University resources are excellent for this training and we look forward to our new semester. Students who successfully complete this course will leave with all the tools needed for virtually any medical emergency situation."

The course will meet on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee is $985 (includes textbook). State testing fee of approximately $100 is additional.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact: Frank Ficko of the Fairfield University Department of Public Safety at (203) 254-5524 or visit www.fairfield.edu/emt.

Posted On: December 17, 2019

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