The Propane Emergency Response Training (PERT) class is a state-certificated training program that includes classroom teaching and dramatic live-burn scenarios. The state-of-the-art training is divided into classroom sessions and outdoor, live fire training sessions.  Through an industry grant, the MPGA is proud to bring this training to your area free of charge to your department and personnel.

The classroom session covers properties and principles of propane. These courses are located throughout Michigan.  The outside hands-on session, consisting of interactive live-burn scenarios designed to simulate various types of propane fires will be held in several regional locations in 2023. The indoor training course is a prerequisite to complete state certification. Only personnel who attend both an indoor classroom training session AND an outdoor training session will receive certification.  All trainings are open to all first responders from any part of the state. All first responders are welcome and encouraged to attend any location of his/her choice.

Register for the trainings through the BFS SMOKE system. Bring your BFS OFFT 6 digit personal identification number. Turn out gear and SCBA are required for the hands-on, outdoor training portion.

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2023 Schedule

Manistee Region

Course: 2023-1-51-L16A-0288

Classroom Training
July 18, 2023
Norman Township Fire Department
17206 8th Street, Wellston

Outdoor Training
July 29, 2023
Norman Township Fire Department
17206 8th Street, Wellston

Zeeland Region

Course: 2023-2-70-L16A-0600

Classroom Trainings
August 2, 2023
Coopersville-Polkton FD
30 Conran Drive, Coopersville

August 3, 2023
Zeeland Charter Township FD
6522 Byron Road, Zeeland

August 10, 2023
Crockery Township FD
16875 Main Street, Nunica

Outdoor Training
August 26, 2023
Zeeland Charter Township FD
6522 Byron Road, Zeeland

Southwest Michigan Region

Course: 2023-2-80-L16A-0599

Classroom Trainings
September 19, 2023
New Buffalo Township FD
18959 US-12, New Buffalo    

September 20, 2023
Dowagiac City FD
302 Wolf Street, Dowagiac

September 21, 2023
Buchanan Township FD
15301 Main Street

September 28, 2023
Gobles-Pine Grove FD
15919 32nd St Gobles

Outdoor Training
September 30, 2023
Gobles-Pine Grove FD
Location: Gobles High School
409 N State St, Gobles