Firefighter/Medic Recruitment

St. Albert Fire Services is excited to be hiring for 5 new Firefighter/Medic positions in 2021!  Please check back for updates on the 2021 recruitment campaign.

Play an integral role in protecting our community

With over 100 years of service to its credit, St. Albert Fire Services plays an integral role in shaping and serving our community. We are excited to be recruiting for several new members to join our department in 2021. A career with a fully integrated fire and emergency medical service is exciting, fulfilling, diverse and challenging. Operating from three stations, St. Albert Fire Services members are ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department's dedicated team of professionals saves lives and protects properties by responding quickly and effectively to suppress fires and provide medical and rescue attention in disaster and other emergencies. We provide our members with ongoing professional development in firefighting, fire prevention, medical response, and search and rescue techniques.

2021 Recruitment Campaign

We are excited to be hiring for 5 new Firefighter/Medic positions in 2021! The application period for the 2021 Firefighter/Medic Recruitment Campaign will be announced in fall 2021. Please check back regularly for updates. You may also wish to subscribe for Career Alerts (this link brings you to the Job Opportunities page, then click on Career Alerts in the menu) to receive an email notification as soon as an opportunity in Fire Services is advertised.


Qualifications for applying to be a Firefighter/Medic

We seek applicants who hold the following minimum qualifications, as of the date you submit your application:

  • Completion of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Currently registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics as an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) or a 2nd-year Advanced Care Paramedic student (eligible to write the Advanced Care Paramedic Provincial Registration Examination no later than November 17, 2021). 
  • Hold a valid Alberta Class 4 driver’s licence and can provide a driver’s abstract demonstrating safe driving behaviour [six demerits or fewer].
  • Have the ability to successfully obtain, and maintain, a vulnerable sector police information check.
  • Ability to pass medical standards, including eyesight and audible, as outlined in the NFPA standard.

Please note:

  • A valid Alberta Class 3 driver’s licence and Air Brake (Q) endorsement are conditions of employment that must be obtained on or before the commencement date.


  • Completion of NFPA 1001, Level I and II with appropriate IFSAC or Pro Board Seals.
  • Emergency medical/fire response work experience
  • Current ITLS certification
  • Current PALS certification
  • Current ACLS Certification
  • Other education/volunteering

Things to Consider Before Applying

Before you submit your application, take the time to learn all you can about the job and requirements. Familiarize yourself with the job tasks and the different steps in the selection process. Do your homework; better to be over-prepared than unprepared.

  • Although exciting, this is also a dangerous job. You may be exposed to many hazardous conditions, loud noises, and contaminants, and have to work in extreme temperatures.
  • You need to be prepared to travel (if required) to complete various testing events. It is not always possible to participate in multiple tests in one trip.
  • A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring your wellness is essential to ensuring personal safety and longevity. Make sure you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of this career.
  • Ethical behaviour, professionalism and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success in the hiring process.
  • The job requires an ability to carry out orders during emergencies, combined with the capacity to assess and act on own initiative and/or work effectively as part of a team.
  • Job fit is one of the many critical factors considered in our decision-making processes. Successful completion of all steps in the process does not ensure a job offer.
  • You must be able to follow and act on complex oral and written instructions; you will be evaluated on these skills throughout our assessments.
  • A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to fire, rescue, dangerous goods and EMS, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment.

See Disqualifying Medical Conditions

Complete a Self-evaluation Questionnaire

Review the Duties of a Firefighter

Learn More About the University of Albert Firefighter Fitness Test

St. Albert Firefighters Union (IAFF) Collective Agreement


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Last edited: June 1, 2021