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Safe Sitter Class Offered In Stamford

Become a trained safe sitter during spring break, sign up for the April 11 Stamford EMS Safe Sitter course.
Become a trained safe sitter during spring break, sign up for the April 11 Stamford EMS Safe Sitter course. Photo Credit: Provided

On Wednesday, April 11, Stamford EMS is offering children in grades 6 through 8 an opportunity to learn how to be safe and effective babysitters.

The Safe Sitter® course teaches students the skills needed to care for themselves and younger children.

Wednesday's class runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Inc., 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford.

Taught by a Stamford EMS CPR instructor, this engaging and informative course is filled with fun games and role playing exercises. Participants should bring a sack lunch, and will receive a training manual as well as a course completion certificate.

The course fee is $75 and pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://www.stamfordems.org/program/safe-sitter/ but hurry, space is limited.

“We want our students to have the safety skills they need to do their job confidently. Students will learn safety skills, first aid, rescue and child care skills,” said Jessica Anderson, Stamford EMS Lieutenant and Academy Training Coordinator.

Stamford Emergency Medical Services, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization, and Connecticut’s only CAAS accredited EMS agency. Responding to over 14,000 calls each year, the organization provides paramedic transport services for the city of Stamford, and provides contracted paramedic response to the town of Darien. Since it accepted responsibility for Stamford’s ambulance services in 1992, Stamford Emergency Medical Services has remained clearly focused in its mission to provide high quality, compassionate emergency care and education to the communities it serves.

To learn more, or to make a donation, visit www.stamfordems.org or call (203) 968-1118 .

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