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Life Support Training Institute provides emergency medical education to health care providers, the general public, EMS organizations, municipal fire departments, public safety departments and police departments throughout Southeastern Michigan. We are committed to providing our community with the best emergency education and training services possible. For EMS professionals, Life Support Training Institute is the best choice for beginning, or enhancing, your EMS career. We have been providing EMS education since 1986. Our graduates work in EMS organizations, municipal fire departments, public safety departments, and hospitals. Some even become nurses and doctors.

We are committed to providing the best emergency education and training possible. We offer both initial and continuing education to the public, as well as to many of the largest health care provider organizations and municipal fire and public safety departments in southeast Michigan. Life Support Training Institute EMT-Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Classes are available at our Oakland County campus. On-site education can also be arranged upon request throughout Southeastern Michigan.


All 50 states require certification to become an EMT. In most states and the District of Columbia registration with the NREMT is required at some or all levels.Other states administer their own certification examination or provide the option of taking the NREMT or state examination.


EMTs and paramedics should be emotionally stable, have good dexterity, agility, and physical coordination, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads. They also need good eyesight with accurate color vision.


Paramedics can become supervisors, operations managers, administrative directors, or executive directors of emergency services. Some become instructors, dispatchers, nurses or physician assistants. 

Advance Your Career at Life Support Training Institute

Training is offered at progressive levels: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic.

EMT-Basic level coursework emphasizes emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and patient assessment. Formal courses are often combined with time in an emergency room or ambulance. The program provides instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. Students learn to use common emergency equipment, such as backboards, suction devices, splints, oxygen delivery systems, and stretchers. Graduates of approved EMT-Basic training programs must pass a written and practical examination administered by the state certifying agency or the NREMT.

EMT-Intermediate level training requirements vary by state. The nationally defined levels (EMT-Intermediate 1985 and EMT-Intermediate 1999) typically require 30 to 350 hours of training based on scope of practice. Students learn advanced skills such the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous fluids, and some medications.

The most advanced level of training EMT-Paramedic. At this level, students receive training in anatomy and physiology as well as advanced medical skills. Training is offered at LSTI or conducted at community colleges and technical schools. This education prepares graduates to take the NREMT examination and become certified as a Paramedic. Extensive related coursework and clinical and field experience is required. Refresher courses and continuing education are available for EMTs and paramedics at all levels.



Generally, a high school diploma is required to enter a training program to become an EMT or paramedic. Workers must complete a formal training and certification process.

Education Philosophy

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are often the first trained people to respond to emergencies and provide treatment and transport for the sick and injured. They play a crucial role in public safety. Many EMTs find a career in emergency medical service to be very exciting and rewarding.

The LSTI Advantage

LSTI is the smart choice because we partner with some of the largest EMS providers and hospitals around the area. These partnerships bring valuable insight, resources and real life training that can only come from real-world experience.Whether you are beginning your career as a Basic-EMT, enhancing your career to the Paramedic level, the classes we offer are designed to help you achieve your goals. LSTI does not offer Advanced Placement credit. Course applications are submitted to MDHHS for approval.