AMR Presents:

Free Continuing Medical Education



517 S. Division

Grand Rapids, MI

 Delta College

Courage To Be Safe



Isabella County

Kalamazoo County HazMat Response Team Presents:

Kent County 

Ingham County

Leadership in Supervision
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Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council Presents:


Registered FFTD Classes


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National Fire Academy’s

Leadership in Supervision:  Creating Environments for Professional Growth  (F0646)

This FREE two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed 
to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a 
successful transition  to  supervisory  and  leadership  roles,  including  concepts  of  adaptive  
leadership;  change management;   active   followership;   effective   communication,   including   
difficult   conversations   and advocacy-inquiry  based  dialogue;  ethics;  authority;  power;  
decision-making;  and  active  engagement through development of a personal plan.

This course has been adopted in Michigan, and all Instructor I participants who successfully 
complete the course will be eligible to instruct the class in the future.

Application/Registration:   An email with the students FEMA SID number  must to be sent to MFSIA 
Executive  Vice-President  Brian  Blomstrom at  bblomstrom48@gmail.com  to  be  eligible for the  
course; incomplete requests will not be added to the list of participants.  The preferred method is 
application using the NFA 75-a short form.  The email or form must be provided, by email, no later 
than December 1, 2019. Space is limited to 30 students.  Student selection for the course is the 
responsibility of the MFSIA, based upon receipt of the NFA Application and a determination of an 
equal participation ratio from all areas of the State of Michigan - however, priority to fill the 
class to required student numbers is also necessary.

Lunch/Lodging:  Greenville has two hotels available for lodging; lunch is provided on Saturday, 
courtesy of 1-800-BoardUp.

Paperwork Needed:   Participants will need to bring the acceptance email and personalized NFA SID 
in order to attend the class.  If submitted, the NFA form will be returned to the student for final 
review before being submitted to the NFA Instructor of Record.  Students are encouraged to bring a 
copy of their own pre-filled NFA form to the class as well.

January 18-19, 2020 (2 Day Course) 8am-5pm

Greenville Central Services Facility 1414 W. Chase Road

Greenville, Michigan  48838

Pre-registration due by: December 1, 2019

Complete/Submit an NFA Application or send an email

Contact: Brian Blomstrom

bblomstrom48@gmail.com or 616-835-2701

“We, the Fire Service Instructors of the State of Michigan, in order to secure the better 
education, provided information, establish continuity, promote fire safety, form lasting bonds, 
create a good atmosphere

and promote professionalism in the fire service, do establish the Michigan Fire Service Instructors 
Association as a vehicle of service to the people of the State of Michigan.”  - Preamble to the 
Bylaws of the MFSIA

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Michigan State Fireman's Association

Michigan State Police




The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center (EMHSTC) wishes you a very happy holiday!  We hope it is filled with fun, safety, and relaxation.  Before the season is in full swing, please take a moment to register to attend the many training courses taking place in the upcoming months.  Courses ranging from emergency management to hazardous materials will be hosted at locations statewide to accommodate all.

To register, click on a course title below to be linked directly to the course in MI-TRAIN.  Please see the attached instructions to assist in creating a MI-TRAIN account if you don't already have one and also steps to get registered for a course.

Register today for the best course availability.  Season's greetings from the MSP-EMHSTC!




Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure (MGT-341)

December 10-11


ICS 300–Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

December 10-12


Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations (AWR-140)

December 16

Clinton Township

Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations Train-the-Trainer (AWR 140-1)

December 16-17

Clinton Township

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Course - Classroom (L0146)

January 7-8


Workshop in Emergency Management: Legal Issues in Emergency Management

January 10


Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) 8-Hour Refresher

January 21


Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness (MGT-439)

January 21-22

Clinton Twp.

ICS-400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff–Complex Incidents

January 22-23


Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center Interface (G191)

January 22


Strategic Tactical and Resilient Interdiction of Violent Extremism (STRIVE) (AWR-364)

January 22-23


All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters (AWR-328)

January 23


Damage Assessment for Local Jurisdictions - Full Day

February 4


Basic Public Information Officers Workshop (G290)

February 6-7


Michigan Specific Core EM Knowledge Requirement (MI-CEMKR)

February 19-20


Hazardous Materials Officer (NFPA 472, Chapters 11 and 12)

February 25-28



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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

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Lansing, MI  48913







2019-2020 EMHSD Training Schedule Now Available

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center (EMHSTC) is pleased to announce the release of the fiscal year 2020 course schedule.  To view the latest course offerings, please visit www.michigan.gov/emhsd-training and find them under the "State Training" tab.

All course registrations must be completed through MI-TRAIN.  For your scheduling convenience, a calendar option is also available in MI-TRAIN that enables you to view the latest EMHSTC training calendar.

Our staff looks forward to meeting and exceeding your training needs in the coming year!  Register now for the best selection of session dates.



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October 2019

Warmth 4 Warriors Raises $6,000 for Michigan's Veterans

warmthThank you to everyone who participated and/or donated to the Warmth for Warriors Fun Run/Walk at the MSP Training Academy on Saturday, October 19!

The 136th Trooper Recruit School and the Region 9 Veterans Community Action Team partnered to plan a fun race day, which included a retired Navy SEAL sky diving from a plane and the MSP Emergency Support Team rappelling from the roof of the Training Academy.

More than $6,000 raised from the event will benefit homeless veterans throughout Michigan.

View photos from the event on Facebook.

Yoga in Recruit School

yoga“Arms overhead. Breathe in and out through your nose.”

It’s 5:45 a.m.

“Bend at the hips and try to touch the floor in front of you.”

Something different is unfolding – literally – inside of the Michigan State Police Training Academy gym during morning PT.

“Adjust your gaze down. Breathe.”

Over the next few minutes, these unfamiliar commands produce a few shaky Sun Salutations, believed to be one of the most important yoga sequences that is meant to strengthen and align the entire body.

“Breathe. Relax,” says instructor Lisa Holzer, owner of Alchemy Studio in Okemos, with a warm smile.

You can’t easily tell, but, like her students this morning, Holzer is out of her comfort zone too. Mostly because they’re responding to her with “ma’am.”

Standing at the top of their perfectly spaced mats, tennis shoes cast to the side, are members of the 136th Trooper Recruit School (TRS), along with the training staff, including Capt. Amy Dehner, commander of the Training Division, whom Holzer knows quite well.  

Holzer, a competitive ultra-marathon runner, offers a class at her yoga studio specific to the needs of runners and athletes primarily focused on core and lower body mobility. Captain Dehner has been practicing yoga with Holzer for the last seven years.

“I wanted to ensure that flexibility remained an important part of my workouts, especially with all the sitting we do as a profession,” said Captain Dehner. “I knew that Lisa offered classes geared specifically toward runners and athletes, and when discussing changes that could be made to our trooper recruit schools, performance flexibility yoga made sense.”

In addition to adding a strength and conditioning coaching component to the 136th TRS, performance yoga was also introduced as another specialized PT course.

“We want to ensure our recruits are leaving the academy with a strong, all-around foundation in physical and mental wellness, and yoga represents a big part of accomplishing that,” says Captain Dehner.

Many of the same techniques emphasized in yoga, are also important in other areas taught in recruit school. The ability to control breathing and tie it to movements is critical to success in firearms and defensive tactics.

“The difference in yoga is that you can’t muscle your way through a movement without breathing,” says Captain Dehner. “I think the recruits and staff have been surprised at how difficult the classes can be, especially when holding positions for long periods that rely on balance and core strength.”

Yoga classes are being offered in alternate weeks, driven largely by the active recovery needs of the recruits.

This minor, but mindful adjustment to the curriculum is just one of many that have been made with the real world and modern policing in mind.

“We also issued department cell phones, months ahead of when we typically would, to very intentionally incorporate usage into training." Captain Dehner went on to explain that, “Our troopers use cell phones all day to communicate and investigate, and when they leave the academy that is what they’ll experience. It seems simple, but these changes ensure our training is keeping pace with advances.”

If you're interested in being in a future recruit school, visit Michigan.gov/mspjobs for more information.

Dispose of Unwanted Medicine on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Again this year, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

All 30 MSP posts will participate in the one-day ‘Take-Back’ effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, by serving as drop-off points for Michiganders to discard expired, unused and unwanted pills, which will be destroyed. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes are accepted.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Further, disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can pose environmental and health hazards.

If you can’t make it on Saturday, all MSP posts accept unwanted pills weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays).

MSP collection sites can be found at Michigan.gov/mspposts.

Real ID to Take Effect in October 2020

Real IDBeginning Oct. 1, 2020, the federally mandated REAL ID law will go into effect, and if you travel by air, this law will impact you.  REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification.

Once in effect, a REAL ID will be required to board any U.S. flight or enter certain federal facilities, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards will no longer be acceptable.

A REAL ID can be a U.S. Passport or an Enhanced Driver’s License, or you can convert your standard driver’s license into a REAL ID at the Secretary of State’s office. 

To learn more about the law and what documents you need to bring to get a REAL ID, visit Michigan.gov/REALID

Avoid A Spooky Halloween

Monsters, witches and ghosts add a friendly scare to Halloween celebrations, but an accident can quickly turn a fun night into a frightening experience.

Plan ahead for a safe night by discussing the following safety tips with your family.


A Look Back in Time


In 1934, Det. Harold Mulbar demonstrated the new Keeler Polygraph.

In the Community

Oct. 24: MSP recruiters at 15th Annual Criminal Justice Exposition, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dearborn

Oct. 24: MSP recruiters at CMU 2019 Global Campus Career Fair, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Troy

Oct. 25: MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post Open House/Halloween Drop-In, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 29-Dec. 3: MSP Caro Post Citizens’ Academy, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 29: MSP recruiters at Andrews University Career and Grad School Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Berrien Springs

Oct. 30: MSP recruiters at Siena Heights University and Adrian College Graduate School & Internship/Career Expo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Keep Michigan Safe


If you see something suspicious, immediately call   

9-1-1 for emergencies. For non-emergencies, suspicious activity can be reported to the MSP Michigan Intelligence Operations Center by phone at 1-855-MICH-TIP (855-642-4847) or online at www.michigan.gov/michtip, or via our mobile app.

Join the MSP


Choose a career in public service; learn more at www.mi.gov/mspjobs.

Contact the MSP


Contact us: Find your nearest MSP post at www.mi.gov/mspposts.

Download MSP Mobile


MSP Mobile, a free mobile app, allows users to follow the MSP post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information.









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

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Monroe County Firefighters Association 

Moncalm County Firefighters Association 

Muskegon County Fire Chief's Presents:
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Professional Emergency Services Training and Essential Fire Training Brochure
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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



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Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor Up Date Webinar for February



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