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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

What is an EMT?

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a trained professional who responds to emergency medical situations such as car accidents, fires or other types of emergencies. An EMT can volunteer, work for an ambulance service or work for a fire department. EMTs are responsible for patient care from initial assessment through turnover at the hospital, or until a higher trained emergency medical provider arrives and takes over patient care.

Program Description

NFA's EMT Pilot Pipeline Program is offered in conjunction with the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and American Professional Educational Services. The program will help prepare students to meet a growing need of workers in healthcare. This course is geared towards students with little or no background in Emergency Medical Services. The course includes lectures, practical laboratory stations, hands on skills training and ambulance ride time. After successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry examination. 

How do I enroll?

  • Click here to fill out the EMT application – deadline December 14, 2023
  • Be on track to graduate and in good standing with credits, attendance and discipline
  • Take a healthcare assessment provided by EWIB
  • Register on EWIB website
  • Take Senior Seminar during the 12th grade (1/2 semester)

For more information

Contact your school counselor, or Linda Farinha,  Director of the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center, or 860-425-5729.

Certification &
Employment Support
  • Take the NREMT Exam consisting of computer based adaptive testing and hands on practical evaluation
  • Work with a job developer through the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board to help them find a career as an EMT. 
  • Additionally students who are interested in continuing their education in healthcare can enroll in other EWIB's Healthcare Pipelines offered to the community at large.  Training in healthcare careers include but are not limited to: CNA, Dental Assistants, EKG Technicians, Medical Assistants, Medical Billing and Coding, Personal Care Aides, Pharmacy Technicians, Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing Technicians, and others.