AMR Presents:

Free Continuing Medical Education



517 S. Division

Grand Rapids, MI

AMR is a leader in Health Care education and would like to invite you to visit our website to view all of our upcoming courses for 2017.   We are an American Heart Association Training Center and offer the following courses;

        Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
        Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
        Basic Life Support for the Health care provider (BLS)
        Heartsaver First Aid-CPR-AED programs. 
Additional courses include;
        Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
        Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
        Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
        Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
        Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course (TCCC)

We also offer FREE Continuing Medical Education courses that are open for the MFR level to the Paramedic level and provide CME credits for MDHHS license re-certification.  All of these classes are open to any Health Care Provider interested in the topic being presented.
9/20/2017       Peds Pt. Assessment and Medical   6 pm-8 pm
10/26/2017     American Sign Language                6 pm-8 pm
11/15/2017     Sepsis                                              6 pm-8 pm
12/7/2017       Medical Director Update                  6 pm-8 pm                                                                    
We are located at 517 S. Division Grand Rapids MI 49503 and our building sits at the NW corner of Buckley and Division Ave. 
To view our course schedule or register for our classes please visit our website at www.amr-westmi.com or at this LINK.

If you have any questions please contact me any time.

Jeff Trosper CCT-P I/C
Education Coordinator
American Medical Response
(616) 482-6638


EMS Providers



New changes to the CE requirements in Michigan for EMS Providers can be found at this LINK

Michigan Emergency Management Association
Boyne Mountain Resort | Boyne Falls, Michigan | October 2–4, 2017

Courage To Be Safe


ISFSI Training Credential Course that will be held at the Grand Rapids Regional Training Center.

The course is scheduled through the ISFSI on August 12th and 13th 2017.

The course will run from 8am to 5pm with a one hour lunch. The course fee for ISFSI members will be $290, and for Non Members the fee is $425.

If you wish to attend you will need to register on the ISFSI website, information is on the flyer and if you have and question please let me know.

The class will be canceled on July 12th if registration is to low, so help spread the word.

Officer 3

All classes will be from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Leadership 2 September 9 & 10

Leadership 3 September 16 & 17

Course Information and Registration information
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Isabella County

Isabella County

July 13 & 14 6PM – 10PM

July 15, 16, 22 & 23 8AM – 5PM

Deerfield Township Fire Dept

3032 S. Winn Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

The Michigan Fire Instructor-I program’s goal is to create “superior fire instructors” statewide. The program utilized the NFPA 1041 standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Service Instructors as its guide. All sections of this program comply with the NFPA 1041 standard for Instructor I.

This is a five (5) day course. Attendance at each class session is mandatory. Each class session is eight (8) hours; a large amount of information will be missed by an absence and can’t be made up. Prior to the first day of class, you are required to read Chapters 1-9 in the IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition. In addition, you must complete the study guide (Chapters 1-9) workbook that goes with this IFSTA manual and turn it in on Day 1 for review.


Minimum Requirements for INSTRUCTOR I Probationary Applicant:

  • Must be a member, or have been a member, within the last five years of an organized Michigan fire department

  • Must possess Fire Fighter I and II certification

  • Must have taken a FFTD Instructor Orientation class since 2009. This course may be completed after the Instructor I program (Please contact us if you haven’t taken the orientation course since 2009)

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years firefighting experience at the time of application and be certified at the level/course they wish to instruct. (Minimum Fire Fighter II or at least one (1) of the wild land specialty/subject matter expert courses)

  • Must attend and pass the adopted MFFTC INSTRUCTOR I course or possess an OFFT recognized equivalent. Documentation of the equivalent course must be submitted with the application.


FREE!!! This course is available to ALL Students at NO COST

All students are required to purchase their own

IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Instructor 8th ed. Manual & Study Guide.


Registration is limited to 16 Students. You will be notified by June 10, 2017 of your acceptance into class.  

To apply for registration follow the link below and complete the application.




Contact Instructors Mark Cleveland (517-366-9963 or professionalemergencyservices@gmail.com ) or                          Thea Dornbush (616-638-4654 or essentialfiretraining@charter.net ) if you have questions.


Final application registration is June 9, 2017

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Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol and Other Flammable Liquids

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Kalamazoo County HazMat Response Team Presents:

Kent County 

Macomb Community College Presents:

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FEMA/USFA/NFA & Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council
Shaping the Future

This two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches
to organizational problem-solving. The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.


This course is a requirement for the NFA Managing Officer Program; a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership.

Visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/programs/mo_program.html  for course descriptions and more detailed information about the Managing Officer Program.

August 19 & 20, 2017 8am to 5pm
Funded by the MI Fireworks Safety Fund
FREE for Michigan Firefighters
Spring Lake Fire Station #2, 18964 174th Ave., Spring Lake, MI 49456
Course Instructors: Firefighter Jed Wild and Chief Mark Cleveland
Contact Chief Cleveland at mark.cleveland@mcd911.net

or 517-366-9963
for more information.
Register https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/Smoke/Account/Login

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Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council Presents:


Registered classes for FFTD











Early-bird registration will end on August 18, so be sure to register early

Hotel rooms will fill up quickly.  The cutoff date to reserve a room is August 18, based on availability.  You will need to contact the Kellogg Center directly to make a reservation.  Please call 800.875.5090

Thank you and we hope to see you in September!

Tammi Connell, CMP

Keystone Management Concepts






Michigan State Fireman's Association

Michigan State Police




The Michigan State Police's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center invites you to register to attend upcoming training. Courses ranging from emergency management to hazardous materials will be hosted at locations statewide.

To register, click on a course title below to be linked directly to the course in MI-TRAIN. Select the registration tab and find the proper session to register for. Please see the attached instructions to assist in creating a MI-TRAIN account if you don't already have an account.

Classes are filling up, so don't miss this opportunity today.




Hazardous Materials Technician Part I *Weekend Offering*

August 19, 20, 26, 27


Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations EPA 165.5 (40-Hour HAZWOPER)   

August 21-25


Michigan Specific Core Emergency Management Knowledge Requirements (MI-CEMKR)

August 22-23


EOC Operations Planning for All Hazards (MGT-346)  

August 22-24


Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) 8-Hour Refresher   

August 31


Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents (AWR-148)  

September 11


Physical and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure (MGT 452)

September 19

Clinton Twp.

Crisis Leadership and Decision Making Seminar (MGT-340)

September 19




Michigan Fire Training Network

UL FSRI released the online training and reports for the PPA/PPV study conducted in 2014-2015.  


I'd recommend completing the online training if you are interested or your department uses PPA/PPV to better understand the physics behind what is happening  

Michigan Emergency Management Association
Boyne Mountain Resort | Boyne Falls, Michigan | October 2–4, 2017

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Registration Packet - Attendee.pdf
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2016 - 2017Training Schedule Available

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Also view our website for additional training opportunities and other useful information.  If you have any questions send them to EMHSTC@michigan.gov.  Please share these training opportunities with those in your organization or area that may also benefit. 

We are excited to meet your training needs in 2016!  Happy Holidays! 

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center

Michigan State Police

7426 Osborn

Lansing, MI  48913






Michigan is looking for high qualified trainers to be trained to teach Traffic Incident Management to first responders and supporting operations.  A new coordinated, multi-disciplinary training program developed through the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) has been deployed in Michigan and available for all first responders supporting Traffic Incident Management operations. The training puts firefighters, police, state and local departments of transportation, towing, medical personnel and other incident responders on the same page, leading to a safer, faster, integrated responder team. In Michigan the program will be known as Mi-TIME – Michigan Traffic Incident Management Effort.

Six injury crashes occur approximately every hour in Michigan, putting first responders potentially in harm’s way every day.  Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration. The longer incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Minimizing the time and resources required for incident clearance is essential to meeting our goals for safety and reliability.

This training can be taught in many different ways; participants can attend a 10hour intensive course, a four-hour modified version and single-lesson modules.  Most states that have deployed this training are doing the 4 hours modified versions.  The program has now been accepted in all 50 states, District of Columbian and Puerto Rico.  The national program has had Michigan specific items added such as our laws and how to set up a taper.

Michigan had three train the trainer session in 2014 with over 2,000 first responder already trained in the Mi-TIME program. A 2015 Train the Trainer has been scheduled for all day August 18 and half a day August 19th.  Please apply to be a trainer by filling out the application and returning to Angie Kremer at KremerA@michigan.gov.  We are expecting the session to fill up so please submit your applications early. The TIM Action Team will be reviewing submitted applications.  Any questions please contact Angie Kremer at KremerA@michigan.gov or 517-636-0247.

Applications can be found on the Mi-TIME website along with other Traffic Incident Management resources: www.michigan.gov/mi-timesafe

Mi TIME - Application-Commitment 2.pdf
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MI TRAIN Instructions2.pdf
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Download for instructions to register
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4 upcoming session of Mi-TIME being hosted at the MSP Academy located at the State Secondary Center.   The classes are free and open to anyone wanting to attend (just need to register).  
New Training Programs
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Monroe County Firefighters Association 

In Honor of THe Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy
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08:00 am, Sunday, January 28, 2018

Monroe High School

901 Herr Road

Monroe, MI 48161

Cost: $20.00 to Non-Members of County Association

RSVP Contact: No later than Monday. January 22, 2018

Monroe Township Fire Dept.

(734) 241-6061

Instructor I Course

Muskegon County Fire Chief's Presents:

VFIS ATV/UTV Driver Training TTT

September 21, 2017

Thursday 05:00 pm

5380 E. Apple Ave.

Muskegon, MI 49442

National Fire Academy

Please find attached flyers for the upcoming NFA Youth Firesetting professional development training opportunities in Saugatuck (Allegan) in August and September:


  • NFA Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist (formerly Level 1) – 2 days – Aug 19-20, 2017 – 8am – 5pm daily
  • NFA Youth Firesetter Program Manager (formerly Level 2) – 2 days – Sept – 23-24, 2017 – 8am – 5pm daily




Saugatuck Township Fire District

(upstairs training room)

3342 Blue Star Highway

Saugatuck, MI 49453


Nearest communities with lodging options:


Saugatuck, South Haven, Holland.  (I would encourage you to make your lodging reservations early since the classes will be held at the peak of the summer tourism season).



16 Michigan Inspector Points have been approved for each of these 2-day courses.


Priority selection will be given to Allegan County fire service members.  However, I would encourage anyone in Michigan to apply and register in SMOKE.


Cost:  Free (For Michigan firefighters.  If you are not affiliated with a Michigan Fire Department, please contact me at mmcleieer@saugatuckfire.org or call 269-492-3340 and we will discuss the costs).

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Professional Emergency Services Training and Essential Fire Training Brochure
EFT PEST Flyer.pdf
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August 19 - 20, 2017 8am - 5pm
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September 23 - 24, 2017 8am - 5pm
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Recommendation for this course.

The National Fire Academy

made another 6-day course available for delivery by approved NFA instructors in the states.  This is in addition to the numerous 2-day courses which are available for delivery in-state.

We added a six-day course to your Dashboard – Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management (O0158).  See attached course description.

This 6-day course will provide the critical components, background and principles associated with the implementation, or enhancement, of a department's Quality Management Program.  The course teaches students how to create, implement and maintain a Quality Management Program, including historical examples, current models and best practices of quality assurance and improvement, process improvement and data collection and analysis.

Throughout the course, students work on culminating activities relating to the development of a Quality Management Program.  Students present the culminating activity with classmates and instructors at the end of the course, allowing students to take examples of Quality Management Programs to their departments.

Selection criteria: Individuals who have department-level Quality Management (Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement) management, oversight or supervisory responsibilities.

Delivery type: 6-Day Off-Campus

Prerequisites: ICS 00 level and ICS 200 level training.  Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html.  Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

ACE recommendation: There is no ACE Credit



Course Description
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Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor Up Date Webinar for February


Company Officer Training Seminar

Friday, Sept 15, 2017 - 8:30AM-4:00PM
$50 Per Person
(includes cont’l breakfast & lunch)

Western Michigan University GR Campus
2333 E. Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

WMAFC Brunacini Sept 15 2017 Flyer.pdf
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