Tentative program information
Bridgeport Hospital Paramedic Program in Partnership with Echo Hose Ambulance and Yale New Haven Health Center for EMS
Start Date – January 11, 2022
Classes will meet in Shelton at Echo Hose Training Center on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6 pm-10 pm and every other Saturday from 8a-5pm. The program is broken up into 4 semesters with a 2-week break between semesters.
An all-Inclusive price of $10,000 includes tuition, all textbooks, uniforms, Learning management software, cadaver lab, and all other fees except for the NREMT testing fee and State of CT license at the end of the program.
Payment plans are available. GI Bill is accepted.
EMS Program Coordinator: Pat Lahaza, EMTP, EMSI
Echo Hose Ambulance Education Coordinator, State of CT Licensed Paramedic and State of CT EMS Instructor. (Click here to read a Bio on Patrick Lahaza)
Patrick Lahaza began his Fire/Rescue & EMS career as a volunteer firefighter in 1974 and obtained his EMT certification in 1977. After working as an EMT for many year, Patrick pursed and completed his Paramedic License in 1997. After obtaining his Paramedic License, Patrick worked as a Full-Time Paramedic, Field Training Officer and EMS Instructor before being hired at Echo Hose Ambulance as the Educational Coordinator in 2011. Patrick brings over 46 years in Emergency Services to the classroom and is an exceptional mentor for all those entering into the EMS career.
Lead Instructor/Coordinator: Wesley Young, BS, CCEMTP, EMSI
Bridgeport Hospital EMS Coordinator & former Paramedic Program Coordinator of the Bridgeport Hospital/JHPC Paramedic Program. Wesley Young is the EMS Manager at Bridgeport Hospital and has been involved with Emergency Services for the past 30 years. His experience includes working as a paramedic in both urban and rural ems, flight paramedic, firefighter, law enforcement, paramedic program coordinator, and EMS service chief. Wes has a Bachelor degree in EMS Management and currently working on his Master’s degree. 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 – 5 pm at either Echo Hose Ambulance HQ – 100 Meadow Street, or at our Training Center Business Office located at 430 Coram Avenue, Shelton. Attn: Assistant Chief Joseph Laucella. Applications can also be mailed to Echo Hose Ambulance, Attn: Joseph Laucella, PO Box 213, Shelton CT 06484