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First Citizens EMS Academy Graduates

On May 12 eight New Britain residents completed the first Citizens EMS Academy. This program is an interactive forum for residents of New Britain to learn about the functions and operations of the 911 EMS provider, New Britain EMS, Inc.

The Citizens EMS Academy is a 6-week course that explores what it takes to provide high quality emergency medical service to the more than 70,000 residents of New Britain. Participants learned about all aspects of the EMS system including Emergency Medical Dispatch, System Operations, Emergency Preparedness, Finance and Administration, the EMS Academy, Community Education and Injury Prevention.

As part of his remarks, EMS Chief Bruce Baxter told the graduates “our entire organization is very appreciative of the time you have dedicated to this program. As a community based organization is it vital that our community is informed and has a voice in their EMS service. By participating in this program you have allowed that to occur.”

EMS Captain David Koscuk reminded the graduates that “New Britain EMS is an organization that thrives on community engagement. New Britain EMS is counting on you graduates to help share our story and to be our ambassadors within the community.”

The next Citizens EMS Academy will start in October 2014. Please monitor the organizations websites: New Britain Emergency Medical Services – New Britain, CT or www.nbemsa.org for updates and additional information or contact the EMS Academy at 860-351-0180.