Specialized Healthcare Training to Save Lives

New Britain Emergency Medical Services Academy provides healthcare education, training, and support to the greater New Britain community. This includes lay public, day cares,  healthcare providers and general business and industry.

The EMS Academy, which began as our Community Training Center in 2006 and later established as the New Britain EMS Academy in January 2010, has quickly grown to become one of the premier EMS and Allied Health training centers in Connecticut. Annually our Academy staff trains over 3,000 clients, including lay persons, athletic coaches, daycare providers, firefighters, students, police officers, healthcare providers, and EMS professionals through our various educational opportunities.

Designated as an American Heart Association Community Training Center (CTC) it is s a key component to the national AHA Training Network. Our large network of affiliated instructors provide healthcare education to clients that include the Consolidated School District of New Britain, the New Britain Fire Department, the Hartford Job Corps Academy, Trinity College, CCSU, and multiple other private business and industries located within Connecticut and Massachusetts.New Britain Emergency Medical Services Academy provides healthcare education, training, and support to the greater New Britain community. This includes lay public, day cares,  healthcare providers and general business and industry.

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Comprehensive EMS Training

In addition to our American Heart Association courses, New Britain EMS Academy provides initial and recertification training for the EMS industry, including EMR, EMT, and Paramedic training courses. Annually we offer two paramedic training programs, nine EMT programs, as well as EMR initial training on request. In addition to our initial courses we offer ongoing live in person and distance learning continuing education for EMR, EMT, and paramedic in accordance with the NREMT NCCR requirements. Whether you are looking to explore a career in EMS, or you are an agency such as law enforcement or the fire service, seeking initial training or recertification. We have the healthcare education courses to suit your needs.

We employ a diverse fulltime and part-time educational staff to meet a variety of needs. We have over 20 faculty members that are certified EMS-Instructors under the CT Department of Health as well as numerous educational assistants with varying areas of expertise. While we host the majority of course at our facility in New Britain, for large groups we will also travel to you. We have experience in healthcare training for small community groups as well as large corporations.

The Academy provides unsurpassed educational services marked by clinical excellence, customer service, and community recognition. The success of our service is founded on five important values—Caring, Excellence, Service, Teamwork and Community.

We are pleased to continue to deliver high quality and relevant professional development opportunities for the EMS providers of today. While NBEMSA offers ongoing regularly scheduled AHA, EMT, and paramedic training programs we do offer other programs that can be scheduled upon request. Additionally, throughout our calendar year, we offer special one-time education programs outside of our regular running education programs as they become available. These include EMS-Instructor, CADS, Escaping Violent Encounters, IPMBA EMS Cyclist, and more.

Modern Facility

Prospective students – feel free to stop in and see us!  We welcome you to drop in for a tour, chat with program faculty, and sit in on classes.

Our facility located at 1 Herald Square in New Britain, Ct. has over 6,500 sq/ft of  classrooms, offices, and breakout skills / simulation rooms. We have a classroom that seats 50, two classrooms that seat 20 each, a conference room with seating for 12, and 7 Simulation / Breakout rooms. These rooms include our high tech ambulance simulator and our functioning emergency department. Students have access to microwaves, vending, and refrigerators.

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Community Based Healthcare Training Courses

In addition to our EMS driven curriculum, we offer a variety of community healthcare training courses and outreach to The City of New Britain and beyond. Other courses we run include Safe Sitter, Mental Health First Aid, Stop the Bleed, Until Help Arrives, Naloxone Training, Friends and Family CPR, as well as prevention education.

Training Our Clinical Field Staff

A primary mission of the Academy is to provide initial credentialing and continuing healthcare education for our EMS Operations Division staff. We invest heavily in the delivery and oversight of our clinical services.

All paramedics and EMTs are required to obtain and maintain medical control sponsorship through the Hospital of Central Connecticut. All new employees complete a 40-hour NEOP (new employee orientation program) that includes H.A.L.O. (high acuity low occurrence) skills training, (RSI) rapid sequence induction intubation training, crew resource management training, and medical incident command training.

Following NEOP clinical staff must undergo a Field Training and Evaluation Program tailored to experience and clinical rank. The program’s four phases of training include individual milestones of mastery. This usually results in 400 hours of field training for paramedics and 240 hours for EMTs.

All Field Training Officers complete a selection process—practical evaluation, written exam, and oral board interview. Once selected, FTOs take part in a three-day education program on administering the program to new hires, educating the adult learner, and how to evaluate and provide feedback.