Emergency Medical Services
Ambulance transport and emergency first responder service are provided 24/7 by Echo Hose Ambulance. Paramedic care is provided through Valley EMS, the regional paramedic provider serving the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
Emergency Medical Services are overseen by the City's EMS Commission consisting of five commissioners appointed by the Board of Aldermen and confirmed by the Mayor. Holding ex officio seats are the Chief of Echo Hose Ambulance as well as the City's representative to the Valley EMS Board of Directors. Daily supervision of EMS operations is entrusted to EMS Chief Michael Chaffee and his staff. There are approximately 3,500 ambulance calls in Shelton every year.
Echo Hose Ambulance also provides public education and outreach on emergency medicine and public health matters. This includes community CPR training, event standbys, presence at health fairs, and public access defibrillation consulting. In addition, the Echo Hose Ambulance Training Division oversees instruction for the annual EMT class at Shelton High School as well as other EMT classes each year.
The E.M.S Office is located at
Echo Hose Ambulance Corps
100 Meadow Street,
P.O. Box 213
Shelton, Connecticut 06484-0213.
Phone: 203-924-9211 (Routine)