Firefighter/Medic Recruitment

Please note that the application period has closed for the 2020 Firefighter/Medic recruitment campaign. Please check back regularly for updates on future hiring.

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 2020. 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.

If you thrive on teamwork, want to help those in need, and have a desire to contribute to your community, consider applying! Qualified candidates interested in working for a fully integrated fire and EMS service will have the opportunity to submit their resume during the active application period of January 10 - February 17, 2020.

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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 29, 2020). 
  • 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

See Disqualifying Medical Conditions

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.

Review the Duties of a Firefighter

2020 Firefighter/Medic Selection Process 

Firefighter Aptitute Test Preparation Material

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn More About the University of Albert Firefighter Fitness Test

St. Albert Firefighters Union (IAFF) Collective Agreement

Application Process

The application period for the 2020 Firefighter/Medic Recruitment Campaign has closed as of February 17, 2020. Please check back regularly for updates on future hiring. 

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Last edited: February 21, 2020