Echo Hose Ambulance Training Center

Echo Hose Ambulance is a not for profit organization that serves the City of Shelton.  Echo Hose Ambulance has the responsibility of responding to almost 5,000 emergency calls each year.  Our ambulances are staffed 24/7 by 130 volunteers, 30 per-diem staff and five full time employees.

Echo Hose Ambulance is committed to providing excellent patient care and employing the very best trained technicians. Echo Hose Ambulance provides both EMT's and Paramedic's along with VEMS for the City of Shelton. Training is a major focus of Echo Hose Ambulance and over the years have trained and helped certify thousands of Emergency Medical Technicians as well as thousands of lay persons in CPR and First Aid.  Echo Hose Ambulance and its training center staff are committed to providing high quality classroom instruction to our residents and students. 

Echo Hose Ambulance offers Emergency Medical Technician classes every September, January and June at our training center located at 286 Howe Avenue in Shelton.  Our staff not only teach at our facility but also have had the pleasure to teach at many local high schools, fire departments and universities. Our experienced team of instructors each have over 20 years of emergency services experience as well as classroom teaching experience.  Our dedicated team of instructors pride themselves on ensuring all students have a positive learning experience and proceed forth to pursue very successful careers using the skills they learned while attending classes here at Echo Hose Ambulance.

Besides Emergency Medical Technician classes our team helps host and coordinate EMT practical exams with the State of Connecticut which helps candidates complete a portion of their certification requirements.  Community education and public health is a large focus of our department and we provide CPR and First Aid Training to our residents of Shelton and the Valley.  We also understand the importance of keeping up to date with new education practices and continuing education.  To help ensure our members and other members of public safety organization have the proper training we offer bi-monthly Emergency Medical Technician Re-certification  classes, international speakers as well as local healthcare experts who provide monthly training to EMT's and Paramedics.  With the recent emphasis on Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Echo Hose Ambulance offers many levels of FEMA classes and domestic preparedness classes from teaching agencies from around the country.

Community education and public health is a large focus of our department and we provide CPR and First Aid Training to our residents of Shelton and the Valley. Over the last year Echo Hose Ambulance Training Center has started a Community Narcan Out Reach Program and has given out over 600 Kits. In conjunction with that program with also have aligned with the C.A.R.E.S. Hope & Support Group which meets here at the Training Center Every Thursday Night 7p.m. to 9p.m. Come at any time and leave at any time. The C.A.R.ES. Group,Inc. offers free,weekly support groups that provide ongoing education,support services,and treatment resources for parents,families,and community members addressing issues related to substance abuse and addiction.

Family & Friends (R) CPR/AED/Adult/Child/Infant

Community Out Reach Program City of Shelton Residents Free



Shelton Community CPR


American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR Class. 

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.


  • Uses AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

This course does not provide a course completion card; however, students receive a tear-out participation card in their student manual or can download a certificate of participation.

Class Dates 2018 

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March 24, 2018 1:00 pm 

May 05, 2018 9:00 am 

June 30, 2018 9:00 am 

October 20, 2018 9:00 am




Any questions please contact :

Cindy Glover

Community Training CPR


If you would like to make a Tax Deductable Donation to Echo Hose Ambulance please click on this link: Echo Hose Donation