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Posted by Peter Johnson on March 13, 2020 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Our March 14th PEPP program has been postponed indefinitely until more information is available concerning COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience but feel it is the most appropriate course of action at this time. Thank you for your understanding.


Two New Classes added to the offerings

Posted by Peter Johnson on March 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello there! We are happy to announce that we will now be able to offer the All Hazard Disaster Response course from the NAEMT as well as the Mental Health First Aid class for Fire and EMS and civilian audiences. We are always working on making our services to you better and will continue to do so. Stay safe!


New Class added to our offerings

Posted by Peter Johnson on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm pleased to announce that we are adding the NAEMT course "EMS SAFETY" to our course offerings. Look for upcoming course dates. Cost will be $125 including book and certificate.

The following is the decription from the NAEMT website:


NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills.


Participants are taught:


To identify and manage the hazards that can appear during daily tasks, from offensive drivers to violent encounters to chronic stress.

Practical strategies that they can apply in the field, from situational awareness to defensive driving to verbal deflection.

How to strengthen their resiliency skills in order to combat both chronic and critical incident stress.

Topics covered include:


Applying crew resource management in EMS.

Utilizing situational awareness and defensive driving for safe emergency vehicle operations.

Employing multi-agency pre-planning, vehicle and practitioner visibility techniques, and defensive staging practices at roadside incidents.

Utilizing lift assist teams, lifting and moving equipment, and behavioral controls to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from injury.

Employing situational awareness to continually assess for the potential of violence on the scene and verbal and physical techniques to deescalate potential threats.

Practicing infection and contagion control to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from emerging threats.

Strengthening resiliency skills to help EMS practitioners cope with daily and critical incident stress.

Ensuring personal readiness for the daily challenges and hazards of working in the field through optimal personal health.

EMS Safety is offered as an 8-hour classroom course and is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card good for 4 years. EMS Safety is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.




Posted by Peter Johnson on January 22, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone! We still have a few seats left in the Pediatrics class on March 14th at Bridgewater FD.There is no cost for this course due to the EMSC folks in New Haven offering to teach it using grant money so a big thank you to them and course director Vicki Barnes.  Contact Pete if you are interested in attending.


Posted by Peter Johnson on January 22, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

There are still a few seats left in the Geriatrics course on February 29th at the Bridgewater FD. Call or message Pete if you're interested. Cost is $150 and includes book and certificate.

New Website Address

Posted by Peter Johnson on September 11, 2019 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to the apparent popularity of Asclepius, our previous domain name has been lost. We have changed to:  

I know, not very exciting, but it's a lot less to type and easier to spell:D


CPR refresher successful

Posted by Peter Johnson on August 20, 2019 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (2)

A  BIG THANK YOU to Peter Hammond for allowing us to use the Bridgewater Congregational Church Friendship Hall for a CPR refresher last Wednesday. Although small, our class was successful. Here's what they had to say!

Kim S.- "Great Instructor. Very thorough and knowledgable. Organized and efficient."

Kristen F.- "The course was good"

Lily S.- "Mr. Johnson taught a very great class and was very clear and supportive"

Joe Z.- "Pete is very intelligent and a great teacher. I would recommend his course to friends and colleagues"

We certainly try to give you the best experience possible. Thank you for attending and for your kind words!


EMT Refresher

Posted by Peter Johnson on August 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We will be holding an EMT refresher beginning the 16th of September at the Bridgewater Fire Department. Please check the calendar for complete dates and times.

I am also in the process of securing a site for an EMR refresher in October. We are hoping to conduct it at Water Witch FD pending schedule approval.

May GEMS Course a success!

Posted by Peter Johnson on May 24, 2019 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

After conducting the Geriatrics for EMS course at the Sherman FD we certified 6 BLS and 3 ALS providers through the NAEMT as GEMS providers. Here's what a few had to say about the class;

"Enjoyed the course. Comprehensive, interesting, and having real stories helped with learning the material"

"Excellent instructor. Very worthwhile course"

"Presentation interesting, kept students involved"

"Thanks for so enthusiastically presenting the material. Really enjoyed it and learned a great deal!"

"Instructor was very effective and his knowledge was superior"

"Pete Johnson is an outstanding instructor. He is the one who should be the model of ideal instructor. His knowledge, teaching style, and professionalism makes every course he teaches worth taking"

High praise indeed! Thanks everyone, it was my pleasure to spend the time with all of you!


New course offering

Posted by Peter Johnson on May 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Effective this month we will now be able to provide PHTLS courses. I've had many requests for this class in the past so hopefully we can now start fulfilling your requests. Classes will be conducted in 16 hours over two days. Call now to arrange your inhouse PHTLS class!