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We may have funds available to help with the costs associated with providing education programs such as EMT-B initial education or continuing education days. When funds are available, we will include that information here with links to the appropriate web page.
For more information, please contact:
MiREMS Programs Manager
If funds are available to offset the cost of initial EMT-B education, we will post that information here.
We will also include upcoming classes that others have asked us to share.
If funds are available to offset the cost of continuing education, we will post that information here.
dWe will also include upcoming classes that others have asked us to share.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives and the communities in which they live. Firefighters and EMS workers learn about the importance of early intervention and how, as first responders, they can intervene in the field and provide direct assistance to someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.
The Addicted Brain
MiREMS has partnered with Dr. Kirk Klemme, M.D., Addiction Medicine Physician at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Larium, MI, to provide an education program across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula called “Neurobiology of the Addicted Brain” for EMS professionals.
Dr. Klemme will call on his personal experience, and his professional knowledge from a career in
Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, to lead participants through the neurobiological
mechanisms of addiction; genetic and environmental risk factors for the development of addiction; an
understanding of the similarities and differences among various manifestations of addiction; effects of
cannabis use on the adult and adolescent nervous system; and the spiritual, social, psychological, and
medical aspects of addiction treatment.
Dr. Klemme started his “encore career” in the field of Addiction Medicine with Aspirus in the Spring of
2019 and successfully completed the requirements and examination to become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine as of February 2022. He combines his personal experience, and his professional knowledge from a "first career" in Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, to speak about the neurobiological mechanisms of addiction.
If your agency is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and you are interested in this fascinating educational opportunity, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your needs.
High-Performance CPR (HP-CPR) is a “pit crew”, coordinated approach to resuscitation following cardiac arrest.
This approach integrates both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) to maximize hands-on chest compression and eliminate breaks in resuscitation. This program and has led to remarkable improvements in survival rates following cardia carrest.
Scientific studies have convincingly shown that minimal breaks in chest compressions, full recoil, adequate depth, and adequate compression rate are all factors that can significantly increase survival.
In order to have effective HP-CPR, ALL involved must work as a team. In order to achieve this goal HP-CPR must start at the top and be endorsed by dispatch, the Medical Director, the EMS agency director, and the hospital receiving the patient.
This exciting education you give you the initial tools and content needed to achieve HP-CPR on your next resuscitation and learn how to incorporate this technique into your own EMS system. This is NOT just another CPR course!
If you are interested in getting your agency trained, contact:
MiREMS Programs Manager
Mobile Training Units
RESOURCES/MOBILE TRAINING UNITS (Below)
MiREMS has Mobile Training Units (MTUs) available for loan to those needing equipment to adequately conduct an initial education program, continuing education day or High-Performance CPR training.
We currently have three (MTUs) available to borrow, with an additional two being added near Fall 2022.
To borrow the MTU and its contents, and to ensurethe dates needed are available, please complete theMobile Training Unit loan request and email to:
All borrowers will be required to agree to and sign the following Mobile Training Unit Loan Agreement
Rural Resources - Federal
Am I Rural? (Eligibility for federal programs)
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
National Rural Health Resource Center
USDA Rural Development
Rural Resources - Michigan
Michigan Center for Rural Health
Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Heath
Rural Health Information Hub
FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants
Federal Grants Portal
NVFC-Recruiting and Retaining: The Future of Volunteer Fire Departments
Applying for Grants for Rural Projects
Finding Rural Health Stats and Data
Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN)
Beyond the Save-Opioid Response
EMS Interest Organizations - Michigan
MI Dept. of Health & Human Svcs – EMS Division
Michigan Association of Ambulance Services
Michigan Association of EMTs
EMS Interest Organizations - National
National Association of EMTs
National Association of State EMS Officials
American Ambulance Association
National Association of EMS Physicians
International Association of Firefighters
Recruitment and Retention
Rural EMS Toolkit
Rescue Divas EMT Recruitment Toolkit
National Volunteer Fire Council
IAFF Recruitment Toolkit
A 10 Step Assessment & Planning Toolkit to increase the number of EMS professionals in your community.
Beyond the Save utilizes strategies which range from prevention to treatment and recovery. We promote multi-disciplinary collaboration, reducing stigma, and addressing barriers that prevent people from seeking or receiving help for substance use disorder.