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Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology

Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Program will provide you with knowledge of fire prevention, protection and suppression systems and techniques, as well as the emergency medical skills necessary for employment as a firefighter or emergency medication technician (EMT). Upon completion of your coursework, you will be prepared to take the state and national certification exams required to be a firefighter and/or EMT. In addition to providing a pathway for those interested in public service positions, the program has also been designed for individuals interested in entering or advancing in the fire protection/suppression industry.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology

  1. High pass rates on the EMT national registry examinations: 85% in 2016, 87% in 2017 and 91% in 2018
  2. High pass rates on the State Firefighter certification exam: 100% in 2016 and 2017, and 96% in 2018
  3. Save $20,000 by starting here – more than 75% of our students leave debt free

Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology Courses at Macomb


  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician Lecture
  • Basic EMT Lab
  • Basic Fire Academy: Firefighter 1
  • Basic Fire Academy: Firefighter 2
  • Clinical Rotation for the Basic EMT
  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Principles of Emergency Services
  • Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • Fundamentals of Fire Protection
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire Hydraulics and Water Supply
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Fire Investigation

Career Opportunities in Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician. With a certificate or skill specific certificate in Fire and Emergency Medical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include firefighter, emergency medical technician and fire protection systems technician.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Technology Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


Accreditation

International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC): IFSAC Administrative Office, 1812 West Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74078, Fax: 405.744.8802.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Fire and Emergency Medical Technology Program?

For more information, contact the Fire and Emergency Medical Technology Program advisor: Professor Kenneth Staelgraeve, 586.226.4991.

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