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Location Addresses

Professional Med Team, Station 1

2445 Park st

Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

Muskegon Central Dispatch

770 Terrace St

Muskegon, MI 49442

Professional Med Team, Station 2

965 Fork St

Muskegon, MI 49442

Dalton Fire Department

1650 E Riley-Thompson Rd

Muskegon, MI 49445

Fruitport Township Fire Dept, Station 1

5815 Airline Rd

Fruitport, MI 49415

Muskegon Fire Dept, Station 3

770 Terrace St

Muskegon, MI 49442

White Lake Ambulance Authority

8220 Whitehall Rd

Whitehall, MI 49461

Rotation Overview:

During your month in EMS, you will spend time rotating with various fire departments, EMS and first response support services around our community. This is an incredible opportunity to gain first hand experience and insight into what the entire echelon of prehospital care goes through before a patient presents to your Emergency Department. Further, you will spend time in the regional medical control office located in suite 308B in the administrative building at Hackley Hospital. Here you will gain a small insight into how a Medical Control Authority (MCA) operates both in aspects of daily medical and logistical support, as well as in regards to regional disaster preparedness. As future emergency physicians and leaders, you may serve as an MCA director at some point in your career, especially if you with to practice rural medicine. 



Please contact Courtney Ploeg, the WMRMC administrative assistant, prior to the start of your rotation. She will provide you with your daily schedule and answer any questions you may have. 

Recommended Dress: 

While in the field, you will likely get dirty. Please dress respectfully, as you represent not only your fellow residents, but also the EMS organization that you are embedded with that day. Acceptable dress includes EMT pants or Khakis with a polo shirt while in the field. Keep in mind that anything you do wear, could potentially be destroyed. If you need pants for your rotation, and with not to purchase them, please ask your Chiefs, and attempts to borrow them from other residents will be made. Please do not wear scrubs while in the field.

Required Projects for Rotating EM Residents - to be completed during office days:

    1. Protocol Review and Update: 

As physicians, we are instrumental in the advancement of prehospital care. On a national level, prehospital medicine protocols are initiated at the Medical Control Authority level. Unfortunately, they are often the last changes in patient care to be made. While on rotation, please review the Muskegon County Protocols and select at least one protocol that you feel can be improved upon and create a draft of these changes. Dr. Evans will review your suggestions, and if it is favorable, your protocol will be submitted for possible implementation. Understanding this process as a resident will be instrumental in your career as an Emergency Physician. 

    2. Fire Department and EMS Education:

Please select a topic that you feel is pertinent to the education of prehospital care. Design an engaging lecture that you will provide to the regional Fire Departments, First Responders and Paramedics. You will set aside a time, which does not have to be during your EMS month, to present this material. Chad Lawton, the MCA Coordinator, will assist you with this process. 

Suggested Readings:

    1. Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Chapters

Chapter 1 -   Emergency Medical Services

Chapter 2 -   Prehospital Equipment 

Chapter 3 -   Air Medical Transport

Chapter 4 -   Mass Gatherings

Chapter 5 -   Disaster Preparedness

Chapter 6 -   Natural Disasters

Chapter 7 -   Bomb, Blast and Crush Injuries

Chapter 8 -   Chemical Disasters

Chapter 9 -   Bioterrorism 

Chapter 10 - Radiation Injuries 

Other Resources:


Courtney Ploeg

Administrative Assistant

West Michigan Regional Medical Consortium

1675 Leahy Street, Suite 308B

Muskegon, MI 49442

Work: (231) 728-1967

Chad Lawton

MCA Coordinator

West Michigan Regional Medical Consortium

1675 Leahy Street, Suite 308B

Muskegon, MI 49442

Work: (231) 728-1921

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