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Danbury Hospital ups EMT training

Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services will partner with Danbury Hospital beginning in January for a basic emergency medical technician (EMT) course.

Classes are at Danbury Hospital starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. The three-month course meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-11 p.m.; some Wednesday evenings, 7- 11 p.m.; and occasional Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Matthew G. Cassavechia, director of Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services, made the announcement. The service’s website offers preregistration information.

The basic EMT course will meet in the John C. Creasy Center for Health Education Auditorium on the fifth floor of the Tower Building.

Completion of the EMT-basic course will qualify participants to take the national registry exams to receive Connecticut and national EMT-B certification.

Fee for the three month course is $795 and includes course work and associated materials. Payment must be submitted in full before the start of the program. All students will be subject to a criminal background before classes begin.

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