Fire, rescue, and EMS training is offered on a continuing basis in Washtenaw County. Below you will find information and contacts for regularly scheduled training opportunities.
Very often fire departments in Washtenaw County sponsor or offer a training in a specific topic. When these opportunities arise they are posted on this website. So please make sure to subscribe to the WAMAA blog so that you can stay informed on all upcoming trainings and events.
EMS CONTINUING EDUCATION
Several WAMAA departments regularly EMS CE classes. As the information becomes available it will be posted on this web site.
IF YOU ARE RUNNING EMS, CE’S AND WOULD LIKE THEM POSTED, PLEASE FORWARD THEM TO Ernie Close at email@example.com
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
Huron Valley Ambulance offers a full range of classes from first aid to paramedic and even instructor courses.
Check their website for dates and locations of classes currently being offered.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS/REFRESHER AND INCIDENT COMMAND AWARENESS FROM MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Michigan State University, in conjunction with Industrial Safety Consultants, Inc., has developed two on-line Awareness Level training programs. The first covers Hazardous Materials Response and the second is a program on the Incident Command System. These training programs, located at saferesponse.com are designed for personnel working for federal, state, and local government agencies, including law enforcement personnel, fire and EMS personnel, Road Commission employees, Health Department personnel and other public sector personnel who may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials emergency.
First responders at the Awareness Level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. They are trained to begin the emergency response by notifying the proper authorities. They are also trained to define a hazardous material and the risks it may pose; to recognize a release; to identify the material, if possible; and to identify the need for additional resources, such as the area Haz mat Team. Additional training is required if the individual will be responding to the hazardous material emergency. Incident Command Awareness Training is a program designed for law enforcement, firefighters, emergency managers, emergency medical personnel, government agencies, the military, security, and facility management personnel who may respond to incidents or be involved in joint response operations. This program may be utilized as an Awareness Program or as a Refresher Program to the initial incident command training.
Michigan State University is offering these training programs for a limited time at no cost. If you have questions as to whether your organization qualifies for this free training, contact ISCI by email at –firstname.lastname@example.org.
A certificate of completion will be sent electronically to the participant. A representative from the employer will need to certify/sign each certificate. In order to be certified, each participant must complete the required information within the registration process. In addition, each participant must complete the training on an individual basis.
RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM CLASSES AVAILABLE
Our Association has a team of R.I.T. Instructors prepared to teach a R.I.T. class. Departments around the area can request the team to facilitate the training. Each Department is asked to provide the site for the hands on portion and a training room for the classroom portion of the training. When a department sponsors the training, the Mutual Aid Association handles all of the paperwork and registration and billing for the class. Contact us for more details or to arrange the class.
Call Ben Pinette at (734) 973-4872 with any questions.
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