Easton EMS is proud to offer programs available for your busy schedule. Start your 4, 6 or 12 week EMT or EMR program when is fits your schedule.  Complete ALL of the online course material, then schedule your hands-on, in-person skill sessions. 

Here is how it works:

  • Upon registering for one of our programs, we will set-up a zoom orientation.
  • Once orientation is completed, you will start your program on whatever start date you choose.  Choose between a 4, 6 or 12 week program.
  • Depending on which program you have chosen, you will have weekly assignments due (the amount of chapters due will depend on the weekly program chosen).
  • You will complete ALL cognitive/academic course  material prior to the start of your hands-on skill training.
  • You will be required to attend a total of 24 hours of hands-on training at Easton EMS.  You will have the option to choose from the session set-forth, or you will have the option to make a schedule that works for you, as long as they are in a two week consecutive schedule.
  • You are required to obtain 10 patient assessments to complete the course.  This ride time will be scheduled through our contracts and will be setup by the course coordinator.
  • Completion of FEMA NIMS courses 100, 200 and 700 will need to be completed prior to the end of the course.

What is the difference between an EMR and EMT?

EMTs a required by State standards to complete 160 hours of training where an EMR is required to complete 80 hours of training.  An  EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) was established to provide basic first aid treatment for emergencies and injuries by the first arriving responders, typically firefighters and police officers.

As the EMR roll has evolved, EMRs now consist of students who want to become active in the Emergency Medical System and are not quite old enough for EMT or choose to maintain a level of a basic first aid.  The EMR level can render first aid care to individuals that become ill or injured at work until EMTs can arrive. An EMR usually does not transport patients to the hospital. EMTs have more advanced skills, are able to administer additional emergency medications, and are trained in the transport, stabilization, and ongoing assessment of patients.

Easton EMS typically have crew members that are EMT and EMR levels.  State of CT requires at least one EMT be in the patient care compartment during transport.

Please find further description and requirements for each certification below.

Emergency Medical Technician  – Description

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a trained responder who can provide emergency medical care to the critically ill or injured.  EMTs are trained in entry-level emergency medical care including those critical skills necessary for rapid response, initial patient assessment and treatment, patient immobilization, patient extrication and movement, and transportation.  We use both local and national standards (NREMT) treatment guidelines. 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.

Requirements for EMT
  • Must be 16 by your test date.
  • Must have a parental consent form signed if under the age of 18 (provided in course)
  • Clinical time – (10 patient contacts– arranged by course coordinator)
  • Successful completion of NIMS 100, 200, & 700
  • Successful completion of CPR AHA
  • Signing and adhering to a course contract and code of conduct
  • Successful completion of all course requirements
  • This course is a mix of online content (Required) and classroom hands-on.

EMT Cost:  $1,200* (includes Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett Navigate 2 Premier Access for Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Twelfth Edition)


Emergency Medical Responder  Description

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program prepares participants to respond to medical emergencies. EMRs a usually the first on scene and respond to emergency 911 calls, assess ill and injured individuals, and administer life saving interventions.

Requirements for EMR

An EMR applicant must be at least fourteen (14) years old

EMR Cost:  $950* ( Emergency Medical Responder: Your First Response in Emergency Care Seventh Edition)

Class location:   Easton Emergency Medical Services – 448 Sport Hill Rd – Easton

Registration:     www.eastonems.com

Questions:       mjm3541@gmail.com


Items needed for course:

  • A computer outside of the classroom for online lectures and assignments
  • Compatible internet speed for all required assignments
  • Clinical Uniform that will consist of:
    • Black Pants – Dickies (no jeans, no scrubs, no yoga pants)
    • Polo type shirt – included in cost of class
    • Solid Black non-permeable shoes
    • Watch – digital type or has a second hand

The cost includes: 

  • Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett Emergency Sick and Injured AAOS EMT 12th Edition
  • Access to lectures and online activities and assignments
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR certification
  • NIMS 100, 200, & 700
  • Clinical Uniform shirt

What is needed to become an EMT/EMR in CT:

  1.  Complete and pass a State of CT approved initial EMT/EMR class.
  2. Complete and pass the National Registry EMT/EMR cognitive exam.
  3. Complete and pass the National Registry EMT/EMR psychomotor skill exam.
  4. All NREMT exams are completed AFTER completion/passing of the EMT course and have separate fees.







*Non-refundable deposit.  Balance paid in full by the first day of class.