The Life EMS Medical First Responder program follows and exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) curriculum. This 80+ hour course prepares the participants for the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder cognitive and psychomotor certification examinations.

Developed by the U.S. DOT, the MFR curriculum is designed to enable you to become an effective Medical First Responder. Time spent in the classroom will prepare you to manage many emergencies until an ambulance arrives.

Some core content includes:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care;
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition;
  • Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury; and,
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.

Course Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent

Course Fees:

  • $200 non-refundable registration fee to secure your seat in the course
  • $330 MFR course fee – due in-full a week before the start of the course

NOTE: The course fee includes textbook, workbook, MDHHS objectives, blood pressure cuff & stethoscope, CPR pocket mask, and AHA BLS Provider certification.

Upcoming Course Schedule:  ** All MFR courses must have at least 12 registered students in order to hold the class**

  • Future class dates to be determined


Current Courses:

Summer MFR Course:  June 8, 2021 – August 24, 2021.
The Summer MFR class will meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Class Location: LIFE EMS, 1279 Cedar St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.


Spring MFR Course:  May 24, 2021 – August 16, 2021.
The Spring MFR class will meet on Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Class Location: Courtland Township Fire Department, 7480 14 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341




Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $200 (due at the time of registration).

Full Course Fee: $530


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.

Serving you throughout the Greater Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo/Portage, Ionia/Belding, Newaygo, Lake & Mason Co’s, Allegan, and now Georgetown/Hudsonville/Jamestown areas and NE Van Buren County.