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Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

2020 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire 2003 - Flex - March, 2020-

  • Online: March, 2020: Access to online learning modules provided by email. You do not need to be at ESA for the online/theory part of the program. ESA will facilitate your online learning by providing the online learning materials, schedule and support.
  • Theory review and practical training scheduled at ESA: June, 2020 (1 week) at the ESA campus, following online portion of the program.
  • Practical training and exams at Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre (ETC), Vermilion AB: June, 2020 (3 weeks)
  • Last Day of Program - End of June, 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

2019 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

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

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • Uniform Sizing: February 25, 2019; 1500hrs at ESA
  • 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 1908E+   August Intake 2019 - August 12, 2019 to November 4, 2019

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • Uniform Sizing: July 15, 2019; 1500hrs at ESA.
  • 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

Our new EMR program commences January 2019. Significant revisions and additions were made to meet new program standards set by the Alberta College of Paramedics. Some of the major changes include an increase in length of the program and a practical driving component (corequisite).

ESA program dates and fees are subject to change.

2019 EMR Dates

EMR 1902 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday January 11, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after January 11, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning - Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Monday, January 14, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Monday, February 4, to Friday, March 1, 2019, at ESA.

  • Weeks 1, 2 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • Week 3- Tuesday to Saturday- 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • No Classes - Monday, February 18, 2019 (Family Day) - Classes on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in lieu of holiday

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 or 7- (Mar 11-15 or Mar 18-22 or Mar 25-29). Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1903 - Part Time

Application Deadline – Friday February 8, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after February 8, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning - Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Saturday, March 2, to Sunday, May 26, 2019, at ESA

  • Class Days are Saturdays & Sundays - 0830 to 1630 hrs  
  • No Classes - Saturday, March 23 & Sunday March 24, 2019 (Spring Break); Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21, 2019 (Easter); Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 2019 (May Long Weekend).

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course-

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 - (Jun 3-7 or Jun 10-14) Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1905 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Thursday, April 18, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after April 18, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning - Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Monday, May 13, to Friday, June 7, 2019, at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • Week 2- Tuesday to Saturday- 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • No Classes - Monday, May 20, 2019 (Victoria Day) - Classes on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in lieu of holiday

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course-

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 - (Jun 10-14 or July 8-12) Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1906 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, May 17, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after May 17, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning - Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Monday, June 10, to Saturday, July 6, 2019, at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2 & 3- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • Week 4- Tuesday to Saturday- 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • No Classes - Monday, July 1, 2019 (Canada Day) - Classes on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in lieu of holiday

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course-

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 or 7- (Jul 8-12 or Jul 15-19) Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1907 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, June 14, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after June 14, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Monday, July 8 to Friday, August 2, 2019, at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course-

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 or 7- (Aug 12-16 or Aug 19-23 or Aug 26-30) Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1908 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, July 12, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after July 12, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 30, 2019, at ESA

  • Week 1- Tuesday to Saturday- 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • Weeks 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course-

  • Dates TBA (Following  Aug 30)-  Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1909 - Part Time

Application Deadline – Friday August 30, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after August 30, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning - Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Saturday, September 21, to Sunday, December 8, 2019, at ESA

  • Class Days are Saturdays & Sundays - 0830 to 1630 hrs  
  • No Classes - Saturday, October 12 & Sunday October 13, 2019 (Thanksgiving); Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 2019.        

**Driving Component (Corequisite)-

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 or 7- (Dec 16-20 or Jan 6-10, 2020 or Jan 13-17, 2020) Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

EMR 1911 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, October 25, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after October 25, 2019. 

Access to Online Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation

Mandatory Orientation- Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions- Monday, November 18 to Friday, December 13, 2019, at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

**Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC- Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course-

  • Register for Week 5 or 6 or 7- (Jan 6-10, 2020 or Jan 13-17, 2020 or Jan 20-24, 2020) Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at ESA. Day 3, 4, 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.

 

**As required by the Alberta College of Paramedics, EMR students must complete an ACP approved, 40 hour professional driving course. The Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course (APDOC) will be taught by industry leaders, Canadian Traffic Education Centre (CTEC). All driving component fees will be paid directly to CTEC by the student. The student will be responsible for registration and payment of fees to CTEC. Successful completion of the ESA EMR Program requires successful completion of the 40 hour Professional Driving Course. ESA recommends that students take the APDOC with CTEC which will fill Week 5 first, then Week 6, then Week 7. Maximum 8 students per course. Register early to secure your spot. Once a course is full, an additional course will be opened. Both components (EMR Program and APDOC) must be successfully completed within 6 months in order to receive an EMR Program Certificate and Transcript from ESA.

EMT PCP - Emergency Medical Technician/Primary Care Paramedic

The EMT/PCP Program at ESA consists of twenty-seven 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)
  • 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 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: Monday, 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: Monday, January 21, 2019 or Tuesday, January 22, 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 - POSTPONED

Due to ambulance practicum scheduling delays, EMT/PCP 1905 will be postponed. 

Practicum schedules are set by ambulance service providers throughout Alberta and are not within our control. We understand our applicants have invested a significant amount of time and energy into applying. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. This decision was made to ensure we have ample practicums scheduled for all our current and future EMT/PCP students. We take great pride in ensuring our students experience a seamless and timely transition from the didactic portion of the program to practicum. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have already submitted your application, please contact our office by email (info@ESAcanada.com) to forward your application to EMT/PCP 1908. Time sensitive documents will be accepted and grandfathered.

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

Student Aid Applications for PCP 1908 will not be available online until the middle of June 2019.  See studentaid.alberta.ca

  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Application Competition: July 24 - 26, 2019
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: July 24, 25, 26, 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

EMT/PCP 1912 - December 9, 2019 to June 15, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Application Competition: November 27 - 29, 2019
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: November 27, 28 & 29, 2019 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 or Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, December 9, 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 December 9, 2019 and completed before Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts Monday, January 6, 2020. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence March/April 2020. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: June 15, 2020

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 2019

EMR Ref 1903: March 30, 31, April 6 & 7, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 22, 2019                                                    

​EMR Ref 1907: July 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Friday, June 14, 2019                                            

EMR Ref 1909: September 28, 29, October 5 & 6, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Friday, September 6, 2019                                           

​EMR Ref 1912: December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Friday, November 15, 2019

 

EMR ACP Prep

EMR ACP Preparation Courses - 2019

EMR ACP 1903 - Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1905 - Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1909 - Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 1911 - Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019

  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

 

EMT PCP Refresher

EMT/ PCP Refresher Course - 2019

EMT/PCP Ref 1909- September 3 through December 20, 2019

  • Application Deadline:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Online Study - 14 weeks of online study with materials available September 3, 2019. Schedule of assignments will be provided September 3, 2019. Online study to be completed by December 6, 2019.
  • Review and practical training at ESA - December 9 to 13 and December 16 to 20, 2019 from 0900 to 1700 hrs.  Final examinations on December 20, 2019.

 

EMT PCP ACP Prep

EMT/PCP ACP Prep Courses -   2019

​EMT/PCP ACP 1902 - Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10, 2019 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • EMT ACP 1902 - Application Deadline:  Friday, February 1, 2019
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • ACP Exams: February 22 to 24, 2019

​EMT/PCP ACP 1906 - Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16, 2019 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • EMT ACP 1906 - Application Deadline:  Friday, June 7, 2019
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019
  • ACP Exams: June 19 to 23, 2019

​EMT/PCP ACP 1910 - Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20, 2019 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • EMT ACP 1910 - Application Deadline:  Friday, October 11, 2019
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019
  • ACP Exams: October 25 to 27, 2019

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 - 2019 

​Rope 1906 - Starts June 10, 2019

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1903E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, June 3, 2019

Rope 1911 - Starts November 4, 2019

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, November 4 to Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8, 2019 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 1908E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 28, 2019                                                   

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 1902: February 23 & 24, 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Ice Rescue

2018

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

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