The Dutton Fire Department announces the fall 2019 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. This program is primarily designed for future emergency medical service personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, and safety professionals. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry certification exam, and apply for licensure through the State of Michigan.

Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMT’s have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system. 
[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]


Dutton Fire Department

3471 68th Street SE, Caledonia, MI 49416

This program is approved by the MDHHS-BETP (B-19-3345)


October 2nd, 2019 through March 18th, 2020

This program meets Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 10pm, and one Saturday per month on the following dates:

10/02/1901/04/20 Saturday
10/19/2019 Saturday01/22/20
11/06/1902/08/20 Saturday
11/16/19 Saturday02/19/20
12/11/1903/07/2020 Final Practical Exam
12/14/2019 Saturday03/18/2020 Graduation Ceremony


Wednesday October 2nd, 2019


$1575.00 Includes: Textbook & workbook, online access code for MyLab BRADY for Mistovich, Prehospital Emergency Care, 11th edition, EMStesting.com & Platinum Scheduler access, student uniform shirt and initial National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam fee*

The Kent County Fire Training Committee will provide $10,000 to help offset the cost of this program to Michigan Firefighters. This will lower the cost of the program for firefighters to $1000.00! You will receive a refund at the end of the program once this program is closed out with the state.


Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

  • Recent operating system
  • Robust high-speed internet connection
  • Current Flash player
  • Active email account

Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive emails, attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications. Students without solid academic or computer skills should consider a traditional classroom format instead.

Computer requirements can be found HERE.


Registration is required. Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration form and make the $50 nonrefundable deposit by September 25th, 2019.

Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. (Students will be added to a waiting list and additional sessions may be added.) BDI and the Dutton Fire Department reserve the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. Late registration will be accepted if space is available. The remaining balance of $1525.00 is due by orientation (10/2/19)

Students who have poor driving records or have criminal history should consult the coordinator prior to beginning class, as this may preclude you from MDHHS licensure. Students who have been convicted of certain felonies are automatically precluded from certification. Read more about MDHHS licensure rules HERE.

We are sorry, registration is now closed for this program. If you need assistance, please contact us at 1(844)213-6541 to speak to a member of the initial education team. You can also reach us via email at Info@BDI-Training.com