Residents have an opportunity to give back to the community by becoming an EMT. Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) is offering a training course that 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 class runs from Oct. 7 through Feb. 13. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and some Saturdays each month from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. It will be he’d at Comstock Community Center (180 School Rd.).
The cost to participate is $825 plus the course book; however, 100% of the cost of the class is reimbursed if the student joins the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and remains an active member in good standing after one year.
- Students must be at least 16 years old at the time they take the State exam to be an EMT.
- Students will spend four hours of Norwalk Hospital ER observation time.
- Students must log clinical time on a Norwalk Ambulance with at least 10 patient contacts.
- There will be quizzes at each class meeting to assess whether students are retaining the information.
- Students must pass a written and practical exam to pass the class.
To register, visit the Wilton Parks and Recreation eTrak portal. Click ‘Register’ and search for EMT. Registration is now open, but class size is limited so officials recommend interested applicants don’t delay.