There are paramedic training programs all over the state of Michigan which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Emergency Medical Services Section, which is also in charge of all emergency medical technicians and paramedics. EMTs and Paramedics across the state are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.

There are three levels of emergency medical technician / paramedic in Michigan. In order to become a full paramedic, one must have already been approved as an EMT B (basic) or EMT I. This requires being at least eighteen years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and passage of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam (NREMT). Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.

For more information, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Emergency Medical Services Section can be found at:

Michigan Department of Community Health
EMS and Trauma Systems Section
Capitol View Building, 6th Floor
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Fax: (517) 241-9458
Website: www.michigan.gov/ems