Students participate in realistic scenarios using high-quality equipment.


The Plainfield Township Fire Department announces the Spring/Summer 2020 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. This program is primarily designed for future emergency medical service personnel who are already members of the fire service. 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]

Frequently asked questions


Plainfield Township Fire Department – Training Center

4343 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI

This program is approved by the MDHHS-BETP (B-18-3335)


April 22nd, 2020 through September 19th, 2020

This program meets Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 10pm, and one Saturday per month from 8am to 4pm on the following dates:

May 6, 2020
May 13, 2020
May 16, 2020 (Saturday session)
May 20, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 3, 2020
June 10, 2020
June 17, 2020
June 20, 2020 (Saturday session)
June 24, 2020
July 1, 2020
July 8, 2020
July 15, 2020
July 18, 2020 (Saturday Session)
July 22, 2020
July 29, 2020
August 5, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 15, 2020 (Saturday session)
August 19, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 2, 2020
September 9, 2020
September 16, 2020 (Final written exam)
September 19, 2020 (Final Practical exam)
September 30, 2020 (Graduation ceremony)


Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

Students must be present at orientation to participate in the program (no exceptions)


$1825.00 Includes: Textbook and online access code for MyLab BRADY for Mistovich, Prehospital Emergency Care, 11th edition, & Platinum Scheduler access, EMT Test Prep package, student uniform shirt and initial National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam fee*


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 April 10th.

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 Plainfield 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 at the discretion of the program manager. The remaining balance of $1775.00 is due by orientation (04/22/2020). Payment plans are available.

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.


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