Danbury Hospital Emergency Medical Services

Nuvance Health Ambulance

Danbury Hospital works in partnership with Danbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to provide emergency care and transportation to members of our community and surrounding areas. We are the 911 paramedic ambulance provider for the City of Danbury, as well as providing paramedic services to Bethel, Redding, Newtown, New Fairfield, Sherman, Kent, Roxbury, Washington, Bridgewater and Warren. Our response times can be faster than the national average and, when necessary, life-saving care begins the moment we arrive.

Nuvance Health Ambulance

Nuvance Health has recently added ambulance and non-emergent transportation services to its network offerings in Western Connecticut. With these expanded services, we now offer a wide range of patient conveyance and inter-facility capabilities, such as basic and advanced life support ambulance; Specialty and critical care transport; wheelchair services; and non-emergent transfers 24 hours a day/7 days a week in the surrounding area and parts of NY. Nuvance Health Ambulance also provides mutual aid resources and ambulances to the City of Danbury and surrounding towns.

If you have questions or want to arrange transportation, please call our 24-hour dispatch center. 
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Education and Training

Danbury Hospital EMS has a robust professional, continuing, and community education mission. We are an American Heart Association Training Center. We offer premier EMT classes at Danbury Hospital in partnership with surrounding agencies. Our courses feature experienced providers in a supportive learning environment that includes a simulation lab, ED rotations and ambulance ride time. Teaching opportunities are available to our EMS staff.
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Join Our Team

We are actively recruiting EMTs and Paramedics. We offer an attractive sign on bonus for our paramedics and put a lot of focus on the retention of our employees.
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About Us

  • Mission Statement

    Our role is to carry out the mission of Nuvance Health through the provision of pre-hospital care and transportation, by interacting with the public in a time of need and creating a climate of confidence in the ability to promote excellence in the performance of this service.

    Toward this end, we will provide quality-driven care and transportation to all those who request our service. Recognizing the responsibility of meeting the needs of the communities we serve, we will strive to:

    • Consistently maintain a professional demeanor with humility, purpose & compassion.
    • Earn the trust and respect of those we care for through competence and confidentiality.
    • Realize that being trusted with the lives of others is a sacred responsibility.
    • Maximize a quality outcome by understanding that we are part of a unified team to provide care to those who need us.
    • Become a model for other EMS systems by continuing to seek improvement, enabling us to look to the future in progressive and innovative ways.

    We recognize our obligation to be active in our community. This is accomplished by an unwavering dedication to excellence in clinical expertise, human rights and dignity, ethical standards, and fiscal responsibility.

  • Leadership Team

    Matthew G. Cassavechia
    EMS Director
    (203) 739-7493

    Andrew J. Matturro, MS, Paramedic, EMS-Instructor

    EMS Operations Manager
    (203) 739-7689

    James Stead, Paramedic, CCEMT-P, EMS-Instructor
    Operations Supervisor – System integration, Support & Logistics


    (203) 739-7613

    John R. Reed, Paramedic, TCCC-I
    Police Liaison – Tactical EMS Coordinator – Town of Newtown Paramedic Program Liaison
    (203) 739-7485


    Gordon K. MacCalla, Paramedic, CADS, CCEMT-P, EMS-Instructor
    Scheduling – Town of Bethel/Redding Paramedic Program Liaison
    (203) 739-7561

    Thomas Horkan, Paramedic
    Payroll – Supply/Ordering – 6 Town Paramedic Program Liaison 
    (203) 739-6873

Danbury Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Opportunites

Our EMS/paramedic service provides advanced, out-of-hospital care by state-licensed paramedics and certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Our services include:

  • Immediate care:
    In constant contact with emergency physicians and nurses, our skilled paramedics and EMTs begin delivering care on the spot, saving valuable minutes by providing advanced monitoring, medications and interventions on scene and in transit.
  • Ambulances equipped with advanced technology:
    Considered “mini intensive care units on wheels,” our ambulances feature sophisticated medical technologies and equipment, including PowerLoad systems, LifePak 15 cardiac monitors and Hamilton T1 ventilators.
  • Collaborative care:
    Patients appreciate knowing that the EMS team who cared for them on the way to the hospital works collaboratively with the emergency department and facility staff to make a smooth, comfortable transition.
  • Specialty care/critical care transport courses: 
    We provide advanced training and certifications that allows our paramedic providers to operate under broader scope of practice. We also have several specialized teams and services like our tactical EMS providers, who work in conjunction with our emergency services unit, event standby operations, marine operations, community education and more.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.

For routine business, call 203-739-4916. If you require assistance after normal business hours, call 203-739-4000 and request the EMS on-duty supervisor.