Community Support Services

Burn and Fire Education

Members of our Burn Team will come to your child’s school or organization and discuss Exit Drills in the Home (EDITH) and other important burn safety information.

For more information, please call Jacqueline Laird, RN, in The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, 203-384-3240.

Community Lecture Series

Bridgeport Hospital is proud to present a Community Lecture Series designed to educate our community members. Every year the hospital, in collaboration with affiliated expert physicians, will talk on various topics of interest. Topics range from heart health to joint pain, depression to sleep disorders. Many of these FREE lectures take place at the Trumbull Marriott Hotel, while a few are held at other facilities in the local area.

For information regarding currently scheduled events, please visit our event calendar, or call us toll free at 888-357-2396.

Speakers Bureau / Hospital Speakers

Experts are often available to speak to your community group or organization on various health-related topics free of charge.

For more information, please call the Marketing Department at 203-384-3533.

Training Classes

American Heart Association Opportunities

Home and Center Day Care Licensure Training Courses
Bridgeport Hospital’s Emergency Care Institute (ECI) provides training programs in Heartsaver Adult, Child and Infant CPR, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid & Safety and the Administration of Medication. All classes are held at Bridgeport Hospital or at a day care site by arrangement.

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Heartsaver CPR - 2 year Certification (All CPR classes include AED)
This three hour program, with training in the use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), will teach you how to handle a sudden cardiac arrest and how to perform the Heimlich (anti-choking) Maneuver. It is designed to train physical trainers, coaches, camp counselors, day care personnel and employees who have AED on site and have the duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibility or regulatory requirements. Individuals successfully completing this program will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED card.

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BLS-Healthcare Provider
BLS-Healthcare Provider is specifically designed for those entering or practicing in a field related to medicine. This course can be taken for initial certification or as a renewal to fulfill the HCP CPR requirement for nursing school as well as for healthcare professionals. BLS is completed in one 4 hour class at Bridgeport Hospital or at your site by arrangement.

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Online Skills Verification
HCP Part ll, ACLS Parts ll & lll, PALS Part ll: By arrangement, we can test and certify the skills of a candidate who has already completed the online portion at the AHA website. For more information, call the EMS department at 203.384.4497.
ACLS, PALS, PEPP and Adult First Aid: Classes (initial and recertification) are available by arrangement. For information please call 203.384.3791.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs

The Bridgeport Hospital EMS Department offers the following EMS Programs:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • EMT-Advanced
  • Paramedic
  • EMS-Instructor Training and Refresher

For information, please call 203.384.3791 or visit

Spiritual Care – Clinical Pastoral Education

Full and part-time clinical pastoral education programs for clergy and qualified lay people are offered twice a year by the Department of Pastoral Care. These nationally accredited courses include direct experience in hospital ministry combined with personal reflections and small-group learning.

For more information, please call the Department of Spiritual Care 203.384.3881.

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Mold & Pollen Hotline

The hotline offers pollen and mold spore counts throughout the Pollen/Mold Season, (April thru October), updated Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday by 10 a.m. when counts are available. Our dedicated Mold and Pollen hotline is (203) 384-3879.

If you suffer from allergies, mold and pollen can trigger hay fever, itchy eyes, a runny nose, headaches, and other symptoms. Check out the following local allergy forecasts to view daily and upcoming allergen conditions.

Find an expert physician who specializes in allergies.