For Immediate Release
28 May 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis Offers Training for EMT-Basic Certification


Tunxis Community College will offer Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training courses in Bristol starting in June.

The standard evening program is two nights a week, June 7-Sept. 1. An accelerated day class will run three days a week from June 28-Aug. 20.

The course, offered in partnership with Bristol Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is designed for those who need to complete the requirements to become a certified EMT-Basic, and consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training. Course work provides instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and other emergencies. Students are required to complete a 10-hour clinical run with Bristol Hospital EMS as part of the training. Upon successful completion, students qualify to take written and practical exams administered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Tuition for the course is $650, which includes tuition, books, and stethoscope. There are no prerequisites for the course. To register or for more information, please call 860.314.4700, or email The class will be held adjacent to the Bristol Campus of Tunxis at the Bristol Hospital EMS Regional Training Center, 420 North Main Street, Bristol.