...the plant but to their home life also. After the class Dave took the time to walk through the plant and we discussed many other aspects of safety and other programs and he seemed to know about every regulation and how to best achieve compliance. I would definitely recommend Dave and Connecticut Training and Consulting Institute to anyone who wants something more than the same old boring lectures.

Thanks Dave .

testimonial written June, 2016

Brian, Operations Manager at The Mattabassett District

"CTTCI worked with us to build a confidence level to competently handle our specific product. They went beyond what we needed to know or expected to receive.

-Kris, DYNO Explosives, Lunenburg, MA

"In an effort to abate various OSHA citations, CTTCI was able to quickly and effectively provide us with the appropriate written programs and training necessary to come into compliance. Their assistance in formerly developing, as well as, their continued support to the town's Safety Committee was greatly appreciated. It is comforting to know that a company such as CTTCI exists and is readily available to meet our needs." 

Richard, Public Works, Town of Portland

"Excellent class, they adapted very well to the uniqueness of our company and the work we do. Best 8 hour HAZMAT refresher we've had. We would highly recommend their services." 

Peter, Compliance Manager, Atlantic Coast Environmental Services

I want to thank you for a great class.  After eighteen years as a volunteer EMT, I find the refresher classes tedious, but much needed, to go through new protocols and procedures, dust off those procedures not commonly used, and provide a great reminder of "the basics."

 I just didn't expect I would be putting all that training into play three days after completing the class.

 We were toned to a motorcycle accident, man in the street.  Enroute our patient update was that the motorcycle had collided with a telephone pole.

 As we rolled up onto the scene, scene safety (I could hear Bob's and Frank's voices in my head - check the scene, look at mechanism, look at location and position of patient, ensure there are no hazards).  Bike was badly damaged, and patient some forty feet from the bike (and pole).

 As we approached the patient, I could hear their voices again.  ABCs.  Find them and fix them, and them move on.  Patient gurgling, shallow breathes, little chest rise.  Patient needs airway and suction for upper airway due to gurgling.  Fix the airway (with attention to c-spine) and move to circulation.  Face shield, gloves and mask - when suctioning.  All coming into play.  Pulse present, assist patient with breathing using bag mask.  Get a good seal, squeeze as the patient inhales, enough to see the chest rise.  

 A very rapid survey for life threats.  None present.  Obvious angulated broken leg, broken arm, but both closed with no heavy bleeding, and a closed abdominal injury. These can wait.  Focus on breathing and circulation.  Monitor level of responsiveness.  All decreasing since arrival 1-2 minutes earlier.

 C-spine protection, backboard and rapid inspection of patient's posterior.  Continued suction (10 seconds max, on the way out), maintain the airway, assisted BVM breathing, and strap the extremities to prevent them from further injury.  No time to splint, not moving past ABCs.  May never get time to splint.  Patient needs to get to the trauma center - now.

 Seven minutes, from arrival on scene, to depart scene to trauma center.  Two paramedics on board, and continued airway, suction, breathing (bvm) and circulation (still have a pulse).  Assist patient with breathing, following patient's inhalations, enough to see chest rise.  I hear their voices - no need to hyperventilate, watch the pace, squeeze enough to see chest rise.  All the things over and over in class for six days - their voices constant remainders in my head.  

 Patient transferred to awaiting trauma team, and continued ventilations (BVM) until told by team they would take over.  

 It was surreal - just like the pictures and stories from the class.  We just covered all this, over and over... and now it's really happening.

 I just thought I would pass this along, to show your training does have an impact.

 See you around in EMS.

Steve, 2014 EMT student