About SEMS


Stamford Emergency Medical Services is a progressive not-for-profit organization providing…

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We are the regions leader in high quality EMS, healthcare, and community training…

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Stamford EMS can provide an ambulance or non-transporting medical personnel for your next…

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In 2017, for the eleventh consecutive year, Stamford Emergency Medical Service earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Only 1% of EMS systems in the country is granted CAAS accreditation, which means that SEMS has met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry. Click here to learn more about CAAS.



We need your support

Stamford EMS is a non-profit 501(3) organization. 80% of our funding is from donors like you. State and local support and reimbursement from insurance companies only make up 20% of the money needed for our services.



We offer volunteer opportunities for currently certified EMTs. Our programs gives you the opportunity to ride on an ambulance using your skills and getting hands-on-experience, encouraging progression to full partner, working side-by-side with our paramedics once obtaining the necessary experience.

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Our Courses

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Course Options HeartCode®ACLS: Self-paced Online Learning This online course provides an alternative training solution for the busy professional. […]

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CPR, First Aid and AED

Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course Options: Self paced Online Learning – HeartCode® BLS This course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulators, animations, self-directed […]

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. PALS Course Options Self-paced Online Learning – HeartCode® PALS HeartCode® PALS is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge […]

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Emergency Medical Technician

Our next EMT course starts on January 3, 2018.  Click here for class information and to register online. The 170-hour EMT program prepares students to take the state examinations for emergency medical technician certification in Connecticut. This course exceeds the 2009 US Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT Educational Standards. The EMT program has two components: […]

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Safe Sitter

Parents – Do you want to allow your child to babysit or stay home alone? Stamford EMS Academy is proud to offer Safe Sitter®, a pediatrician-developed program that teaches young babysitters everything they need to know to keep themselves and the children in their care safe.  Designed for children ages 11 to 13, this nationally-recognized […]

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International Trauma Life Support

Stamford EMS is proud to be the only Connecticut Chapter of International Trauma Life Support. ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care. Not only are courses taught as a continuing education option, but they are also used as essential curricula in many paramedic, EMT and first responder training programs. […]

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AHA Instructor Resources

Thank you for your role as an Instructor for the Stamford EMS Academy AHA Training Center. Here you will find resource information for your role as an instructor including policies and requirements, training bulletins, and links to important forms and documents. Training Center Staff Instructor Network Make sure to sign up for the AHA Instructor […]

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Hands Only CPR / AED Programs

Stamford EMS is a proud partner in Hands For Life, a coalition dedicated to increasing community awareness of cardiovascular disease by working with local civic groups and businesses to arrange talks on heart disease, recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, activating 911 and performing compression-only CPR. Studies of real emergencies that have […]

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Stamford EMS Academy

Welcome to the Stamford EMS Academy. We are the region’s leader in high quality EMS, healthcare, and community training. SEMSA plays a vital role in the development and sustainability of lifesaving knowledge and skills, with training courses ranging from CPR and first aid for the layperson, to Connecticut-approved courses for those wishing to make a […]

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Bleeding Control Basics

  OUR NEXT BLEEDING CONTROL BASICS PROGRAM IS SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 – TWO CLASSES, 10 AM TO 11:30 AM AND 2 PM TO 3:30 PM!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Stamford EMS Academy is proud to offer Bleeding Control Basics, an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus.  Similar to how the […]

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