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Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

2019 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire 1903 - Flex - March 4, 2019

  • Online: March 4, 2019: Access to online learning module provided by email. You do not need to be at ESA for this online/theory part of the program. ESA will provide support and a study schedule.
  • Theory review and practical training scheduled at ESA: June 10 - 14, 2019 at the ESA campus, following online portion of the program.
  • Practical training and exams at Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre (ETC), Vermilion AB: June 17-21, 2019 & June 24-28, 2019 
  • Last Day of Program - June 28, 2019

ESA DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Notice of any changes will be listed on this website and can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.

Professional Fire Fighter - Enhanced

2018 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

Fire 1808E+   August Intake 2018 - August 13, 2018 to November 5, 2018

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Recognition Ceremony: Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, November 5, 2018

Fire 1903E+   March Intake 2019 - March 18, 2019 to June 10, 2019

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Recognition Ceremony: Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, June 10, 2019

Fire 1905E+   May Intake 2019 - May 27, 2019 to August 19, 2019

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Recognition Ceremony: Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, August 19, 2019

Fire 1908E+   August Intake 2019 - August 12, 2019 to November 4, 2019

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Recognition Ceremony: Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Last Official Day of Program: Monday, November 4, 2019

ESA DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ​Notice of any changes will be listed on this website and can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

Important information regarding the EMR Program

The EMR program will undergo significant revisions in the very near future. These revisions were developed to meet new requirements set by the Alberta College of Paramedics. Some of the major revisions include an increase in length of the program (minimum 240 hours) and a simulated and practical driving component. The program revisions will result in a fee increase for the program. We are currently working on finalizing the fees. The revised EMR program will commence January 1, 2019. 

ESA program dates and fees are subject to change.

Please note:

  • Access to E-Learning is provided upon acceptance to an EMR program, including receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract.
  • Early registration and pre-study is recommended, as the program can feel fast paced, especially if your high school or post-secondary education is limited.  This allows extra time to complete the pre-study.

DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE A MONTH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR PROGRAM TO CONFIRM DATES.

EMR 1809 - Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 (16 days, part-time)

  • Application Deadline - Friday, August 31, 2018.  No further applications will be accepted after August 31, 2018. 
  • Access to E-Learning - provided with acceptance into program, which is dependent on receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract
  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, November 4, 2018, (Saturdays and Sundays - 0830 to 1630 hrs).
  • No classes -  October 6 & 7, 2018 due to Thanksgiving weekend

EMR 1810 - Monday, October 29 to Thursday, November 22, 2018 (16 days, full-time) 

  • Application Deadline - Monday, October 22, 2018.  No further applications will be accepted after October 22, 2018. 
  • Access to E-Learning - provided with acceptance into program, which is dependent on receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract
  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, October 29 to Thursday, November 22, 2018;
  • Weeks 1, 2 & 4: Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • Week 3: Tuesday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs - November 13 to November 16, 2018 
  • No Classes - Monday, November 12, 2018 due to Remembrance Day

EMR 1811 - Monday, November 26 to Thursday, December 20, 2018 (16 days, full-time) 

  • Application Deadline - Monday, November 19, 2018.  No further applications will be accepted after November 19, 2018. 
  • Access to E-Learning - provided with acceptance into program, which is dependent on receipt of a signed and dated Alberta Enrolment Contract
  • ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, November 26 to Thursday, December 20, 2018; (Mondays to Thursdays - 0830 to 1630 hrs)

Changes to EMR in 2019

2019 EMR Dates

A complete description and fees for the new EMR program effective January 1, 2019 will be posted by Friday, October 26, 2018. 

EMR 1901 - Monday, January 7 to Friday, February 1, 2019 (20 days, full-time) 

  • Application Deadline - Monday, December 31, 2018.  No further applications will be accepted after December 31, 2018. 

EMR 1902 - Monday, February 4 to Friday, March 1, 2019 (20 days, full-time) 

  • Application Deadline - Monday, January 28, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after January 28, 2019. 

EMT PCP - Emergency Medical Technician/Primary Care Paramedic

The EMT/PCP Program at ESA consists of twenty-eight weeks of study:

  • 30 hours of Anatomy & Physiology online module
  • 370 didactic hours in the ESA classroom during the next 10 weeks of the program, followed by practicums:
  • Clinical Practicum (Minimum 60 Hours)
  • Transfer Practicum (Minimum 40 hours)
  • Ambulance Practicum (Minimum 192 Hours and 30 Calls).

The EMT/PCP Program at ESA is licensed by the Private Career Colleges branch of Alberta Advanced Education.

ESA DATES AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Notice of any changes will be listed on this website and can be confirmed by contacting ESA by phone or email.

EMT/PCP 1803 - March 26, 2018 to October 8, 2018

  • First Day of Program: Monday, March 26, 2018.  
  • Practicums:  Commence July, 2018. 
  • End Date of Program:  October 8, 2018

EMT/PCP 1808 - August 7, 2018 to February 19, 2019

  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  
  • Practicums:  Commence November, 2018. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program:  February 19, 2019

EMT/PCP 1812 - December 10, 2018 to June 24, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Application Competition: November 28 - December 5, 2018
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: November 28, 29, 30, December 3 & 4, 2018 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 or Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, December 10, 2018.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started December 10, 2018 and completed before Monday, January 7, 2019,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Monday, January 7, 2019. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence March 2019. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: June 24, 2019

EMT/PCP 1902 - February 4, 2019 to August  19, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Application Competition: January 16 - 22, 2019
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: January 16, 17, 18, 21 & 22, 2019 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 or Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, February 4, 2019.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started February 4, 2019 and completed before Monday, March 4, 2019,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Monday, March 4, 2019. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence May 2019. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: August 19, 2019

EMT/PCP 1905 - May 27, 2019 to December 9, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Application Competition: May 13 - 22, 2019
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: May 13, 14, 15, 16 & 21, 2019 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 or Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, May 27, 2019.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started May 27, 2019 and completed before Monday, June 24, 2019,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Monday, June 24, 2019. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence September 2019. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: December 9, 2019

EMT/PCP 1908 - August 6, 2019 to February 7, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Application Competition: July 24 - 30, 2019
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: July 24, 25, 26, 29 & 30, 2019 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 or Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, August 6, 2019.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for this one day - Orientation, uniform sizing and introduction to A & P online module.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started August 6, 2019 and completed before Tuesday, September 3, 2019,
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence November 2019. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: February 7, 2020

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 2018

  • EMR Ref 1801: January 27, 28, February 3 and 4, 2018  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, January 19, 2018
  • ​EMR Ref 1803: March 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, February 23, 2018
  • ​EMR Ref 1807: July 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2018  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, June 29, 2018
  • EMR Ref 1810: October 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2018  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, October 5, 2018

EMR ACP Prep

EMR ACP Preparation Courses  

EMR ACP 1801 - Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1803 - Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2018 (course cancelled)

  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1805 - Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018

  • Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1809 - Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018

  • Application Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2018.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1811 - Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018

  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMT PCP Refresher

EMT/ PCP Refresher Course - 2018

EMT/PCP Ref 1809 - September 4 through December 21, 2018

  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Online Study - 14 weeks of online study with materials available September 5, 2018. Schedule of assignments will be provided September 5, 2018. Online study to be completed by December 7, 2018.
  • Review and practical training at ESA - December 10 to 14 and December 17 to 21, 2018 from 0900 to 1700 hrs.  Final examinations on December 21, 2018.

EMT PCP ACP Prep

EMT/PCP ACP Prep Courses  

​EMT/PCP ACP 1802 - Saturday,  February 10 and Sunday, February 11, 2018 (0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • EMT/PCP ACP 1802 - Application Deadline:  Friday, February 2, 2018
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018
  • ACP Exams: February 23 to 25, 2018

​EMT ACP 1806 - Saturday,  June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018 (0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • EMT/PCP ACP 1806 - Application Deadline:  Friday, June 8, 2018
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018
  • ACP Exams: June 22 to 24, 2018

​EMT/PCP ACP 1810 - Tuesday,  October 9 to Friday, October 12, 2018 (1700 to 2100hrs)

  • EMT ACP 1810 - Application Deadline:  Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018
  • ACP Exams: October 19 to 21, 2018

NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue 1

The application fee for Rope Rescue 1 will be waived for applicants applying for Fire (Flex program or Enhanced program) and Rope Rescue 1 at the same time.

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 - 2018

Rope 1806 - Starts June 4, 2018

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 4 to Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1803E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, May 28, 2018

​Rope 1811 - Starts November 5, 2018

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, November 5 to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9, 2018 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1808E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 29, 2018

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support - Basic and Advanced

ITLS Provider - Basic or Advanced

  • ITLS 1802 - February 24 & 25, 2018, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Please arrange to pick up your textbooks during business hours the week before the course start date.  A minimum of one week of pre-study is recommended.

Further dates TBA.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

 

​BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor 1804: April 14 & 15, 2018  (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)
Application Deadline:  Friday, April 6, 2018

 

Ice Rescue

2018

  • ICE1803 - Saturday, March 17, 2018 (0900 - 1700 hrs) - course cancelled

FROM THE BEST...

"The course all throughout the program was awesome. Three months ago, I didn't know anyone in the class and now with all the team efforts, we are all really close, good friends."
- Ron, Fire 1109