Pre-Hospital EMS

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital 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 Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, please contact EMS Coordinator Trisha Wain at 860.201.3358 or

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Continuing EMS Education Offerings

Additional EMS course offerings will be announced.

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital 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


Below are the CME policies and requirements to maintain medical control authorization through the CHH Sponsor Hospital Program.

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital EMS Communication Policy
  • NREMT Recertification

EMS Forms

  • Initial Medical Control Application
  • Renewal Application for medical Control


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:


Basic Life Support

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. 

Trisha Wain, MS, NRP, EMS-I

EMS Coordinator

Trish began her EMS career in 2009, working for a variety of volunteer and municipal EMS agencies. After completing undergraduate studies, Trish attended Capital Community College’s paramedic program and graduated in February 2013. Before coming to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in 2019, Trish worked as a 911, intercept, and critical care transport paramedic in both commercial and hospital-based EMS systems. Outside of EMS, Trish serves as an associate professor of Biology & Health Sciences and is currently completing her MPA in Emergency Management.

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    Torrington, CT 06790
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