Applications will Start in July for Early Enrollment
Bridgeport Hospital Paramedic Program in Partnership with Echo Hose Ambulance and Yale New Haven Health Center for EMS
Start Date Early January 2025
Class meets Monday & Wednesday evenings from 5pm – 10pm and every other Saturday from 8 – 5pm. The program is broken up into 5 semesters.
An all-Inclusive price includes tuition, all textbooks, uniforms, Learning management software, and all other fees except for the NREMT testing fee and State of CT license at the end of the program.
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EMS Program Coordinator: Matthew Hlavna, A.S., EMSI, Paramedic
Echo Hose Ambulance Education Coordinator, State of CT Licensed Paramedic and State of CT EMS Instructor.
Matthew Hlavna began his EMS career when he obtained his EMT in 1991 and started volunteering at his local Ambulance Service. While working and volunteering as an EMT, Matthew obtained his Paramedic license in 1996. Since then, Matthew has worked more than 30 years in both volunteer and commercial EMS. Over the years Matthew has held several positions including Field Training Officer, Paramedic Field Instructor, EMS Instructor, and Clinical Education Specialist. Matthew also holds a degree in Emergency Medical Services from Columbia Southern University.
Lead Instructor/Coordinator: Wesley Young, MS, CCEMTP, EMSI
Bridgeport Hospital EMS Coordinator & former Paramedic Program Coordinator of the Bridgeport Hospital Paramedic Program. Wesley Young is the EMS Medical Control Officer at Bridgeport Hospital and has been involved with Emergency Services for over 30 years. His experience includes working as a paramedic in urban and rural areas, flight paramedic, firefighter, law enforcement, and EMS service chief. Wes has a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Management and strives to train the best paramedics in the state. Wes was the program coordinator for Bridgeport Hospitals’ paramedic program for eight years before its closing in 2017. Wes has worked and taught paramedicine in multiple states across the country before moving to Connecticut in 2010.
Applications can be dropped off on weekdays between 8 am – 4 pm at Echo Hose Training Center, 430 Coram Ave, Shelton, Attn: Education Coordinator Matthew Hlavna. Applications can also be mailed to Echo Hose Training Center, Attn: Education Coordinator Matthew Hlavna, PO Box 213, Shelton, CT 06484 or Bridgeport Hospital EMS Department, Attn: Wes Young, 267 Grant St, Bridgeport, CT 06610