Now is the chance to really give back to the Wilton community. You can save lives–become an EMT. Help people in need.  Make a difference! Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps is hosting a certification course for people to become EMTs, which meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam and State practical exams. This course is offered in conjunction with Norwalk Hospital.

The 12-week course is offered beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, June 16.  Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., plus one Saturday each month from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It will take place at the Comstock Community Center (180 School Rd.).

The cost to participate is $975 which includes books. One hundred percent of the cost of the class is reimbursable if the student joins the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and remains an active member in good standing after one year.

Interested individuals can register via the Wilton Parks and Rec website (course code is 9792). Registration is now open, but class size is limited.

Things to know:

  • There are no immunization or physical requirements for this class. However immunizations are required by OSHA should student decide to work in the EMS system.
  • Student must be physically able to perform required skills (CPR, splinting, spinal immobilization).
  • Good reading skills are required, extensive didactic material.
  • There will be quizzes at each class meeting to assess whether student is retaining information.
  • Student must pass a written & practical exam to pass class.
  • Student must be at least 16 years old, at time of State exam to be EMT.
  • Students will spend 4 hours of Norwalk Hospital ER observation time.
  • Clinical time on Norwalk Ambulance with at least 10 patient contacts.