Pre-Hospital EMS

The MidState Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS provides medical authorization, oversight and continuing education for area pre-hospital providers.

The Division additionally functions to support EMS providers in their roles and to improve the transition of care between prehospital and in-hospital providers.

For EMS-related issues/questions pertaining to MidState Medical Center, please contact EMS Coordinator Sean Fitch at 203.694.5765 or Sean.Fitch@hhchealth.org.


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Continuing EMS Education Offerings

Additional EMS course offerings will be announced.

See also:


Protocols

MidState Medical Center sponsored EMS providers are to adhere to the Connecticut Statewide EMS Protocols.  These may be found by visiting the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of EMS website


Policies


Communications

Below are memos the Division of EMS has issued to provide clinical guidance/direction, address procedural questions or other issues. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Additionally, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (CT-DPH OEMS) periodically issues communications directed at EMS providers. These may be found by visiting the CT-DPH OEMS Communications Page.


Sponsored EMS Agencies

The following EMS agencies are sponsored by MidState Medical Center's Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS:

Paramedic

Primary and Supplemental First Responders


Our Team

Sean Caffyn, DO, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director

Hailing from central Connecticut, Dr. Caffyn started his journey as an EMT for his hometown volunteer fire department in 1994. Over the years he progressed to EMT Intermediate and then Paramedic, working for several commercial and hospital-based systems, earning a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology at CCSU along the way. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Caffyn enlisted in the Army National Guard, undergoing training to be a combat medic as well as an infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. After returning from Afghanistan he was accepted to medical school at The University of New England College of Osteopathic medicine, graduating in 2016. From there he was accepted to UConn Emergency Medicine Residency program, which was the stepping stone to EMS fellowship at UMass Medical Center. Sean’s medical interests include Mobile Integrated Health as well as tactical medicine, and his personal interests include triathlon, hiking, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Sean Fitch, BS, NRP, EMS-I

EMS Coordinator

Sean has served in EMS since 1984, working in Volunteer, Commercial, and Municipal EMS Services. After receiving his initial EMT certification, he began working for New Haven Ambulance, while continuing his education to become a Paramedic in 1989. He continued in New Haven through the transition to American Medical Response, becoming an Operations Supervisor, working also in the Waterbury Division and then being chosen to lead the Training and Education Department in AMR’s Bridgeport Division. He began his career at HHC in 2013 as EMS Coordinator for MidState Medical Center before being promoted to Regional EMS Coordinator for the Central Region in 2015. He is a longtime volunteer member and officer in the Fire Service, and is active as both an Instructor and mentor for the EMS Community. He has served as the Presenter Chairman for EMS Pro Expo for the last 3 years.   

Todd Jones

EMS Network Development Manager – Central Region

Todd joined the Hartford HealthCare’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team in August 2020. As part of this role, Todd oversees the implementation of the EMS strategy, operations and business development in the Central Region. Todd’s focus is to help collaborate with our emergency service agencies and municipal leaders across our region. Todd comes to Hartford HealthCare with several years of experience in network development and contracting across the continuum of care. In addition, Todd has nearly 20 years of experience as a firefighter and EMT with the town of Farmington, serving in several leadership roles during his tenure.

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