2024 Spring/Summer Accelerated Program Schedule



Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

We are happy to announce our Spring/Summer Accelerated-Hybrid program schedule.

May 12, 2024 – June 22, 2024* – 

June 16, 2024 – July 20, 2024 – Daytime Program – 9a-12p**

June 16, 2024 – July 20, 2024 – Evening Program – 6p-9p**

July 21, 2024 – August 24. 2024*

*will meet in-person every Tuesday and Thursday – 6p-9p

** meet every Tuesday and Thursday

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) AND Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) courses are designed for anyone interested in learning more about the emergency response system and in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Medical Responder.  Emergency Responders are the first line of treatment providing vital care to the sick and injured which can be critical to patient survival.   

These courses are will help provide you with the tools and training needed in becoming certified as an  EMT.  During the course you will be taught life support skills including assessment of patient condition, airway management, treatment of bleeding control, shock recognition and hands-on training. The program is a combination of classroom instruction, skill (hands-on in person) training and clinical observation/ride.  This initial Emergency Responder  program is an entry level course of over 160 hours and Easton EMS is honored to be able to offer this on-line program under the current State of CT and CDC guidelines due to COVID-19.

Which course do you choose?  What is the difference between an EMR and EMT?

EMTs are required by State standards to complete 160 hours of training where an EMR is required to complete 60 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 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 years old in order to obtain certification.
  • Must have a parental consent form signed if under the age of 18 (provided in course)
  • Clinical time – (10 hours – 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:  $1,250* (includes Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett Navigate 2 Essential 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 are 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, CT

Registration:     www.eastonems.com

Questions:    emstrainingmarnold@gmail.com

Items needed for course:

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

Registration:     www.eastonems.com

Questions:    emstrainingmarnold@gmail.com

Acclerated/Hybrid Programs –  Our accelerated/hybrid programs are a combination of all didactic material online, then meet twice a week in-person on Tuesday and Thursday to complete our hands-on skill training.

  • This is an online course.
  • Required weekly assignments.
  • Classes will meet weekly for  hands-on skill sessions four (4) hours or eight (8) hours depending on the program.
  • To complete this course, students must successfully complete all grading components, meet psychomotor competencies, and meet cognitive objectives.
  • See the list of required items

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
  • Clinical Uniform shirt
  • 10 hours of mandatory ambulance ride time coordinated by Easton course coordinator


  • NIMS 100, 200, & 700


You are required to complete NIMS 100, 200 and 700 prior to the end of the course.  Below is the webiste you will need to go to:


Click on “Independent Study’ and go the course you’d like to take.

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.



May 12, 2024 Spring EMT Accelerated/HYBRID Program Registration and Payment Link – $1,200

May 12, 2024 EMS Spring Program Accelerated/HYBRID Non-Refundable Payment/Registration Link – $500

May 12, 2024 Spring EMR Accelerated/HYBRID Program Registration and Payment Link – Full Payment – $950

June 16, 2024 Day – 9a-12p EMT Program Registration and Payment in Full Link $1,200

June 16, 2024-9a-12p EMS Program Non-Refundable Deposit $500 Registration and Payment Link

June 16, 2024 6p-9p EMS Program Non-Refundable $500 Deposit Payment/Registration Link

June 16, 2024 6p-9p – EMT Program Payment in Full Registration and Payment Link – $1,200

July 21, 2024 EMT Summer Program Non-Refundable Deposit $500 Payment Link and Registration

July 21, 2024 EMT Summer Program Payment in Full Registration and Payment Link – $1,200


June 16, 2024 6p-9p – EMR Summer Program – Registration and Payment Link -$950

June 16, 2024 – 9a-12p – EMR Summer Registration and Payment in Full Link – $950

July 21, 2024 – EMR Summer Program – Registration and Payment in Full Link – $950


*Non-refundable deposit prior to course start date.  Payment in full by the start date of the class.  No refunds once on or after course start date.  Any disputes with payment that have been found in Easton EMS’ favor will also incur dispute fees.  These fees will vary based on your bank’s fee policy.

By submitting a registration form, you agree to the above policies.