Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) is an educational program developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Life EMS is the first in the State of Michigan to offer this comprehensive course ensuring that ill and injured children receive the most comprehensive and up to date pediatric care available.

These courses are available to all medically licensed personnel (MFR, EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, Physician Assistant, and Physician) working in or with the EMS profession. All EMT-Specialists and paramedics that register for this course are eligible to participate in the CE practical for Pediatric Medication Administration to receive one practical credit.  This portion is at the end of the EPC course and has no extra fees associated with it.

For further information about this course please visit the NAEMT website.


EPC Hybrid Class Dates:

This EPC course is a hybrid course. At your convenience you will complete about 8 hours of online (didactic) training, then come in for an eight hours skills day to complete the course. This hybrid course requires that you have a computer and internet access.
Course Fees: Refresher Hybrid Course $245
Time: 9am-6pm

  • March 12, 2021 – Grand Rapids **CLASS IS FULL**
  • April 16, 2021 – Kalamazoo **CLASS IS FULL**
  • May 14, 2021 – Grand Rapids **CLASS IS FULL**
  • June 11, 2021 – Grand Rapids
  • July 16, 2021 – Grand Rapids
  • August 13, 2021 – Kalamazoo
  • September 10, 2021 – Grand Rapids
  • October 8, 2021 – Grand Rapids
  • November 12, 2021 – Grand Rapids
  • December 10, 2021 – Grand Rapids


EPC Initial Class Dates:

This class should be taken if you’ve never taken an EPC class before, or if your EPC provider card has expired.
Course Fee: EPC Initial $245
Time: 9am-5pm, both days

  • July 29 & 30, 2021 – Grand Rapids



Grand Rapids: 1279 Cedar St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Kalamazoo: 517 E North St Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Registration: Course registrations close 14 days before the course’s scheduled skills day. Class size limited to 12 participants.

** Refunds will only be issued with two-weeks advance notice of cancellation prior to the class start date **




Life Care Plus Membership Agreement

I understand that I am responsible for payment of ambulance services. The annual $49 membership fee for Life Care Plus discounts my out-of-pocket cost related to ambulance transports covered by insurance ($79 membership fee for those without insurance coverage) for medically necessary ground ambulance transportation provided by Life EMS.

I understand that my membership is effective upon receipt of full payment and signed membership contract, and coverage is through April 30th of the year following my sign-up.

I understand that Life Care Plus is not insurance and that Life Care Plus will bill for payments from my insurer or third party agency, (e.g. Medicare, BCBS, etc.) including any supplemental or complementary insurance. If the insurance company sends me a check for services rendered by LIFE EMS AMBULANCE, I agree to promptly forward that check to LIFE EMS AMBULANCE. I hereby authorize payment directly to LIFE EMS for ambulance services otherwise payable to me. I authorize any holder of medical or other information about me, to release to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), its agents, other insurance carriers, or LIFE EMS, any information needed to determine these benefits in the past, now or in the future.

I understand that Life Care Plus Membership Services are restricted to “medically necessary ambulance service”, defined as the specific need for ambulance service transportation to and from a hospital within the LIFE EMS service area in Kent, Ottawa, Kalamazoo, Newaygo, Lake, Ionia/Belding, Mason, Allegan counties, Georgetown/Hudsonville/Jamestown areas and NE Van Buren County (specific coverage area description available from the LIFE EMS business office), where use of alternate forms of transportation (wheelchair van, private car, taxi) would be medically inappropriate given the patient’s condition. LIFE EMS may require physician certification of the medical necessity of ambulance transport. I understand this membership can be terminated by LIFE EMS if it has evidence of abuse of this program. Ambulance transport to such places as a physician’s office is not covered.

I understand that if long-distance, non-emergency ambulance services are required outside the LIFE EMS service area, additional fees may be charged to me by LIFE EMS.

Wheelchair/Mobility Transportation and other services are available at special “member only” discounted rates. Please contact the business office for details.

The Life Care Plus program covers those residing in your household. A “household” is defined as self and spouse, or single parent, their children under the age of 26 years living at the same address, or a single individual household. I UNDERSTAND THAT I MUST USE THE SERVICES OF LIFE EMS AMBULANCE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS.

I understand that my initial membership payment covers the time period from the date on which Life EMS receives my signed contract and my full payment, and continues until April 30 of the year following my sign-up. Membership fees are not refundable, even if I attempt to terminate during a term.

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