The Dutton Fire Department announces the Summer 2024 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the 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. EMTs 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 are part of a comprehensive EMS response system under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the essential equipment typically found in 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


Dutton Fire Department

3471 68th St SE

Caledonia, MI 49316

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


STARTS: May 2nd, 2024 ENDS: September 19th, 2024
TIME: 6:00 PM—10:00 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays



Payment plans are available. Please get in touch with the program manager to set up a payment plan.

Includes: (Includes Textbook, Navigate access, clinical uniform shirt & 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 a separate fee if needed)
• Pass a 5-Panel Drug Screen, criminal history & background screening


Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

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 20th.

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 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 at the discretion of the program manager. The remaining balance of $2400.00 is due by the first night of class (05/02/2024). 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