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  • You are invited to attend ESA's public Information Sessions coming in 2017:

    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 pm 

    Each Information Session will include presentations focusing on "What's New at ESA?"   

    • Professional Fire Fighter P...
  • ESA Success Stories

    February 17, 2016

    Take a look at the website for the National Association of Career Colleges!  Click on the links a number of times to find some of the success stories from ESA!

  • Fire at ESA!

    January 22, 2016

    Transition from your current career to a career firefighter! Our Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex offers a flexible, part-time schedule allowing you to study while you continue to work!

    Our Professional Fire ...

  • Our Fire 1503 students had 15 days of live fire training at the Fire Emergency Training Center (ETC) in Vermilion.

    Hot times!

  • Fire 1503 students have completed fitness training at the Little Sweatshop in Sherwood Park.  Huge changes!

    Stack of fit Fire Students!

    A whole stack of fit Fire Students!

  • Congratulations to the students of Fire 1503 who completed 12 weeks of Fire training.

    Fire 1503 at ESA

    Fire 1503 in the ESA classroom, Sherwood Park.

  • Being physically fit is an important goal for first responders.  ESA Fire and EMT programs both include a fitness training component which focuses on the skills needed for these particular careers.

    Fitness training - a great way to deal with stress!

  • Fire 1408

    January 22, 2015

    ESA Fire Class 1408This is the Fire 1408 Class which was at ESA last fall for 12 weeks.  
     

    This picture was taken after a day of practical training.

    Location:  Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion AB

  • EMT Students tour STARS

    October 20, 2014

    Our EMT students had a tour of STARS last week.  This is Alberta's air rescue system, now home-based at the Edmonton International Airport.  

  • We're proud of our students!

    October 16, 2014

    Our EMS students are great.  Take a look at our ACP exam results from 2013:

    • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) students in 2013:
      • On the written exam:
        • 176 wrote
        • 160 passed
        • 90.9% of ESA EMR graduates passed the ACP written exam in 2013
      • On the practical exam: 
        • 158 participated
        • 154 passed
        • ...
  • Please join us as we follow one of the students in our current Fire Fighter Program (Fire 1408)!

    Jesse will be posting on this blog throughout his fire fighter training.  Your questions and comments are welcome.

    Jesse - Introduction to the Fire Program

    The first time being in the classroom at ESA for t...

  • ESA Fire Program Announcement

    September 22, 2014

    ESA is pleased to announce that our Professional Fire Fighter Program is now licensed under Private Vocation Training, Innovative and Advanced Education, Alberta.  As such, the accreditation for the NFPA modules in our program are regulated through the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Alberta.

    The Fire program is now designated for federal and provincial student funding.  

    • Alberta students may apply online through Stu...
  • New EMR Programs

    May 14, 2014

    We have added some new EMR Programs to our 2014 calendar - starting in June, and including some weekend classes in the fall.  Check the schedule!

  • ESA is now providing training for practicioners who are registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) with an EMR or EMT Restricted license.

    Details and an application form are on the Programs portion of this website.

    Please call 780.416.8822 or email info@ESAcanada.com if you have any questions about these courses.

  • Help for Clahens!

    March 26, 2014

    Hi everyone,

    This morning, 8 year old Judah and his mother got up at 0630 to make muffins for a fundraising bake sale at ESA.

    Today Judah raised $122.30 to send a 4 yr named Clahens to school in Haiti. This donation will also encompass medical care for Clahens and his immediate family.  The generosity exhibited by the ESA EMR and Fire classes was exceptional.

    We had projected raising $72, and the overwhelming number of "keep the change&qu...

  • EMR Refresher

    June 11, 2013

    Our EMR Refresher Course was upgraded as of August, 2013.  It is now a four day course with an enriched curriculum and access to E-Learning.  Please refer to the complete description on this website for details.

  • Get Fit with Fire!

    March 10, 2013

    We are very excited that we have a fitness component in the ESA Fire Program.

    Fitness training sessions are provided for ESA Fire students as part of their training program.  Training is job specific and helps students prepare for the Candidate Competition during the final week of the ESA Fire Program, for future job competitions, and ultimately for a career as a fire fighter. 

    Training is facilitated by ESA instructors who are career fire fighters...

  • Ice Rescue

    March 6, 2013

    Great one day course every spring - Ice Rescue.  Open to anyone interested in the skills and practical rescue techniques needed for effective surface ice rescues. Avoid being a victim of an ice environment.

    Call 780-416-8822 for information!

  • Twitter!

    February 19, 2013

    We're on Twitter!  Are you?  Come on and follow us!

    www.twitter.com/esaready

  • Open Houses at ESA

    February 1, 2013

    ESA hosts several Open House sessions throughout the year when instructors and staff are available to answer your questions about ESA programs and courses.

    Please watch our website for the next Open House date.  You are also welcome to contact ESA and arrange a personal tour.

  • We were pleased to have an international student register in our May 2012 Fire Program, and very pleased that he did so well!  Jeugenijs Muhametsins was the recipient of the Harold Criss Professionalism Award.  This is a summary of an email which he sent to ESA:

    My name is Jevgenijs and I would like to share my experience studying at ESA.

    I am an international student and firefighter from Latvia. I was a firef...

  • Thanks for the Fire Program!

    November 6, 2012

    The following comment was received by email from one of the graduates of our 2012 Fall Fire Program:

    I wanted to come in personally, but thank you for everything Kim!! The program was amazing and the candidate competition was a great learning experience! I certainly made the best choice with ESA and I'll be sure to let any future recruits where to get some of the best training in Canada.

    Brant Edland, Graduate of th...

  • Andrew Jeffrey of the Sherwood Park News authored the following article highlighting ESA graduates displaying their skills.  You can view the full article here.


    Saving lives takes practice

    Strathcona County's Emergency Services Academy (ESA) graduates got to show off their skills in a rare scenario for their firefighter and EMT classes.

    On ...

FROM THE BEST...

""To all of you from ESA who were instrumental in 0909, I want to say thank you. A couple weeks ago my chief handed me a red helmet, lieutenant badge, and radio. ESA 0909 was such a critical part of allowing me to have some success as a firefighter, and now as a fire officer. Thank you for your investment in providing solid and passionate training to the fire service. I, for one, appreciate it more than I can say, but I will say, thank you." Message received from Chris - Fire 0909. Congratulations Chris!"
-Chris, Fire 0909