Each year, the need for more volunteers at the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps increases. As the number of medical emergencies rise, there is a need for more State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians to answer the calls.
Currently, East Hampton has 30 members on it corps. Ideally, a staff of 40 is needed to cover each and every shift, 24/7.
In order to increase our number of EMT’s, the corps will offer a State Certified EMT Basic course starting in September.
This exciting and demanding program introduces the EMT-B candidate to basic human anatomy and physiology, response to emergencies, and the treatment and transportation of the ill or injured individuals.
The course curriculum involves lectures, hands-on practical training and emergency room observation.
Candidates who successfully complete the practical and written testing phase will be certified as a Connecticut State and National Registry Certified EMT Basic.
The class provided by Code One Training Solutions will be held at the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Headquarters at 4 Middletown Ave.
The class will begin on Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 9 2009, on Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In addition, there will be five Saturday sessions to complete the training.
You can register online at the Code One Training Solutions Web site at www.code1web.com or call 860-786-1789.
Come join the team, give back to your community, make new friends and become a proud volunteer.
No previous medical experience is required and when you join the corps, all equipment will be provided.
For further information call 860-267-9679.
Posted Sept. 10, 2009