January 12, 2023


Castleton-Maple Grove-Nashville Ambulance (CMGNA) announces the Winter 2023 Medical First Responder (MFR) course, to be held at Barry County Central Dispatch. 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 Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.
[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]

Frequently asked questions


Barry County Central Dispatch

Training Room

2600 Nashville Rd, Hastings MI 49058

This program is approved by the MDHHS-BETP (S-22-2320)


STARTS: January 12, 2023 ENDS: March 16, 2023
TIME: 6:00PM—10:00PM Tuesdays & Thursdays



Payment plans are available. Please contact the program manager to set up a payment plan.

Includes: (Includes Textbook and online content access, FISDAP access for testing & 1st NREMT certification exam registration fee)


Program Admissions Information:
Students who wish to participate in this course must meet the following criteria:
• 18 years of age at time of course completion
• High School diploma or GED
• Valid Driver’s License
• BLS CPR Card (available for separate fee if needed)
• ICHAT Criminal history & background screening (Student responsible for background process & cost)


Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

  • Recent operating system
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Active email account
  • Web camera and ability to access Microsoft Teams

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.

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 December 31st, 2022 .

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). The BDI Team and CMGNA 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 $950.00 is due by the first night of class (01/12/2023). Payment plans are available upon request.

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.

Registration Here