EMR, First Responder

The EMR, or First Responder, is in most cases the individual who arrives first at the scene of an emergency. This person is most frequently a police officer or firefighter, but may also be part of an industrial/corporate responder team or part of an organized response program.

First Responders provide basic emergency care until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives. This training consists of approximately 80 hours dedicated to learning: CPR; First aid skills; Scene safety.

Event Duration

  • 80 contact hours


  • $200

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic

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

Upon completion of this training, the EMT is able to address life-threatening conditions and stabilize non-life-threatening situations. 

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

As a member of an EMS team, you 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. 

Course Dates 
June 21, 2017 - August 19, 2017 

Event Duration 
155 contact hours over three months, including 8 clinical rotations in an ambulance 

Classes take place at Danbury Hospital. The three-month course meets every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am - 5:00 p.m. and every Friday 8:00am - 12:00 noon 

$895 includes text book/workbook/uniform shirt 

Contact Us 
For questions or to register, please call: (203) 739-4916 or click here complete the registration form.