Supporting EMS Education and EMS Instructors in Michigan


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  • 16 Oct 2017 9:28 PM | Dena Smith (Administrator)

    Kim Lagerquist, Society member for over 30 years died suddenly at his home on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Kim was highly regarded by the EMS Community, especially those in southeast Michigan, as an instructor and passionate EMS advocate.  Visitation will be held on both Thursday and Friday (10/19 and 10/20) from 2pm-8pm at the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home 233 Northbound Gratiot, Mount Clemens, MI  48043.  It sounds like formal final respects and burial will be private.  Please go online to read the formal obituary.

  • 06 Aug 2017 6:34 PM | Dena Smith (Administrator)

    Harry Wagner

    Harry Wagner, SMEMSIC member for over 24 years, age 77, of Montrose, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2PM Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Birch Run Moose Lodge, 12326 Gera Road, Birch Run, Michigan. Harry was born July 10, 1940 in Parker, Pennsylvania to the late John and Alyce (Klavon) Wagner. He graduated from Montrose High School in 1958. Harry worked as an electrician for General Motors, retiring in 2007 with 47 years of service. He was also an EMT, and can be credited with initiating the emergency medical program at Buick City. Harry was also an EMT instructor, and an EMT instructor trainer, both for General Motors and for the public. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Birch Run, Clio Eagles Club, Clio Senior Center and the American Red Cross Association. Harry enjoyed lock smithing as a hobby, anything that had to do with medical training, andloved to watch the Detroit Tigers. Surviving are: Children: Bill (Dawn) Wagner, Cindy Chandler; Grandchildren: Brandy (Ryan) Erickson, Nichole (Tim) Bishop, James Chandler, Tony (Amanda) Chandler; Great Grandchildren: Wesley Erickson, Ava Erickson; Brother, Donald (Linda) Wagner; Sister-in-law, Paula Wagner. He was also preceded in death by his Brother, Jim Wagner. Please sign our guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at

    Funeral Home

    O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes

    239 East Hickory Street Montrose, MI 48457

    (810) 639-6181

    Published in Flint Journal on July 30, 2017

    RIP Harry Wagner, you will be missed

  • 26 Jul 2017 5:05 AM | Dena Smith (Administrator)

    Your voice has been heard!  For those that attended the Spring IC Conference in Traverse City in March, there was considerable discussion in the forums and in the general membership meeting about updating Michigan's CE requirements for ICs to remove the cap on IC credits that may be obtained in each category.  See the new form and email from the Bureau of EMS Trauma and Preparedness (BETP) sent on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  Kudos to those that voiced their opinions and shared them at the spring Conference!! 

  • 22 Jul 2017 4:04 PM | Dena Smith (Administrator)

    Lansing Community College is offering a blended (part online, part in-seat) IC course.  Details are in attached: LCC IC course information.pdf

  • 15 Jul 2017 7:28 AM | Dena Smith (Administrator)

    Apply for the QI Education Specialist-EMS at Livingston County using the link below (Livingston County EMS):

  • 24 Apr 2017 10:20 PM | Dena Smith (Administrator)

    SMEMSIC Representatives to the EMSCC and the Education subcommittee need your thoughts about this topic.  

    Click here  to visit the forum. You must be logged in as a member to view the forum.

  • 25 Mar 2017 9:23 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    SMEMSIC has opened a member discussion forum to seek input from members on the upcoming organization strategic planning and transition to new leadership. The current Executive Director, Tom Knapp, will be retiring after the spring 2017 conference and members are encouraged to post their ideas in the forum about the future needs of the organization as it relates to full time vs part time leadership and strategic planning in general.

    Click Here to visit the forum. You must be logged in as a member to view the forum.

  • 24 Mar 2017 8:59 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    At the opening of the SMEMSIC 76th Professional Development Conference in Traverse City, Michael Bowers was presented with the 2016 SMEMSIC Instructor of the Year Award.

    Michael Bowers has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to his professional development in EMS education. His efforts to expand his knowledge on new subjects related to EMS issues, treatment and procedures is never-ending. He embraces new concepts and change with unrelenting passion and energy. He actively participates on several local committees such as MCA, Dispatch review board, Emergency Management staying current with local policies. He stays abreast of current science trends in EMS by being well read in various trade journals and attending conferences on an annual basis. He has extraordinary passion for broadening his knowledge and embracing change for the betterment of EMS care. 

    Congratulations Michael!

  • 23 Mar 2017 7:15 AM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    We had a record number of nominees for out 2017 board of directors election. You may view the results of the election on the members section of our website.  Click Here to view the results and you will need to be logged in as a member to view the election page.

  • 03 Oct 2016 7:30 PM | Tom Knapp (Administrator)

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Board of Directors election.  You can submit your nomination by using the nominate button below. You will need to log in as a member to access the page. You will need to select the position you wish to be nominated for from the list below. 

    President Elect 
    Region 1 Representative 
    Region 2 Representative 
    Region 3 Representative 
    Upper Peninsula Representative 
    You will also need to provide the below information for the online nomination form:

    Provide a brief description of what you feel you have to offer our membership by serving on the Board of Directors.

    Provide a brief biography for our members to review on the voting form.

    Upload a digital picture when completing the online nomination form.

    Nominee Contact Information
    You name, address, phone number, and email. 

    The online nomination form must be submitted by January 7, 2017 for your name to be included on the ballot. The nomination form must be completed online by clicking on the above link.

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