We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. As we prepare to gather with family and friends this holiday season, we take time to reflect and give thanks.
According to CT Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Lisa Morrisey, each year, 20,000 First Responders across the state of Connecticut respond to over 900,000 calls for assistance.
New Canaan EMS with an all-volunteer corps of 60 fully-certified Emergency Medical Technicians responded to over 1600 of those calls. Whether a medical emergency, motor vehicle accident or traumatic event, we respond to your calls, and often those of our neighboring communities, every day and night of the year. We operate three state-of-the-art ambulances, and prepare and train throughout the year so that we are ready when you need us.
Our volunteers are your friends and neighbors, students and adults, who have chosen to commit over 30,000 collective hours to our community, in addition to hours of training, teaching, and participating in community and outreach events.
We encourage you to participate in one of our outreach programs, including our “Hands on New Canaan” program that instructs participants in compression-only CPR, and “Stop the Bleed” to learn how to slow bleeding in a traumatic event. We also offer an EMT certification class for anyone interested in emergency medical care or becoming a volunteer with New Canaan EMS.
Stop by and visit New Canaan EMS headquarters for a tour and to learn more!
Thank you for your support, and stay safe!