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Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

2024 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex Dates 

Fire Flex 2024-02:  February 5, 2024 - May 31 2024

  • Application deadline: EXTENDED- February 2, 2024
  • Online: February 5, 2024:  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.
  • Practical Training Schedule - typically 9 am to 5 pm

Professional Fire Fighter- FLEX

MANDATORY- In-Person Practical Training Schedule- Spring 2004

Date

Activity

Location

April 8, 2024

Level 1 Skills

SCES Station 6, Sherwood Park

April 9, 2024

Level 1 Skills

SCES Station 6, Sherwood Park

April 10, 2024

Level 1 Skills

SCES Station 6, Sherwood Park

April 11, 2024

Hazmat Practical

SCES Station 4, Josephburg

April 12, 2024

Hazmat Practical Evaluation

SCES Station 4, Josephburg

April 13, 2024

Hazmat Written Exam

ESA, Sherwood Park

April 24, 2024

Level 1 Skills

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

April 25, 2024

Level 1 Skills

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

April 26, 2024

Level 1 Skills

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 6, 2024

Tower Runs

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 7, 2024

Tower Runs

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 8, 2024

Tower Runs

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 9, 2024

1001 Level 1 Written/Practical Exam

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 22, 2024

Vehicle Extrication

Bucks Auto, Sherwood Park

May 23, 2024

Vehicle Extrication

Bucks Auto, Sherwood Park

May 24, 2024

Vehicle Extrication

Bucks Auto, Sherwood Park

May 27, 2024

Industrial Fire

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 28, 2024

Industrial Fire

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

May 29, 2024

1001 Level 2 Written/Practical Exam

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Professional Fire Fighter- FLEX

OPTIONAL- In-Person Training Schedule- Spring 2024

Date

Activity

Location

April 2, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

April 3, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

April 4, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

April 5, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

 

Fire Flex 2024-07:  July 2, 2024 - October 28, 2024

  • Application deadline: June 17, 2024
  • Online: July 2, 2024:  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.
  • Practical Training Schedule - typically 9 am to 5 pm 

Professional Fire Fighter- FLEX

MANDATORY- In-Person Practical Training Schedule- Fall 2024

Date

Activity

Location

    Aug 30/2024

Level 1 Skills

SCES Station 6, Sherwood Park

Sept 3/2024

Level 1 Skills

SCES Station 6, Sherwood Park

Sept 4/2024

Level 1 Skills

SCES Station 6, Sherwood Park

Sept 5/2024

Hazmat Practical

SCES Station 4, Josephburg

Sept 6/2024

Hazmat Practical Evaluation

SCES Station 4, Josephburg

Sept 7/2024

Hazmat Written Exam

ESA, Sherwood Park

Sept 18/2024

Level 1 Skills

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Sept 19/2024

Level 1 Skills

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Sept 20/2024

Level 1 Skills

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 1/2024

Tower Runs

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 2/2024

Tower Runs

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 3/2024

Tower Runs

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 4/2024

1001 Level 1 Written/Practical Exam

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 16/2024

Vehicle Extrication

Bucks Auto, Sherwood Park

Oct 17/2024

Vehicle Extrication

Bucks Auto, Sherwood Park

Oct 18/2024

Vehicle Extrication

Bucks Auto, Sherwood Park

Oct 21/2024

Industrial Fire

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 22/2024

Industrial Fire

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Oct 23/2024

1001 Level 2 Written/Practical Exam

Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre, Vermilion

Professional Fire Fighter- FLEX

OPTIONAL- In-Person Training Schedule- Fall 2024

Date

Activity

Location

Aug 26, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

Aug 27, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

Aug 28, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

Aug 29, 2024

Hazmat Theory

ESA, Sherwood Park

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2025 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex Dates

Fire Flex 2025-02:  February 10, 2025 - June 6, 2025

  • Application deadline: February 7, 2025
  • Online: February 10, 2025:  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.
  • Practical Training Schedule: typically 9 am to 5 pm - dates and locations TBD

Fire Flex 2025-06:  June 30, 2025 - October 24, 2025

  • Application deadline: June 27, 2025
  • Online: June 30, 2025:  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.
  • Practical Training Schedule: typically 9 am to 5 pm - dates and locations TBD

Professional Fire Fighter - Enhanced

2024 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced Dates

Program Code - Fire 2024-03E+   March Intake 2024 - March 18, 2024 to June 10, 2024

  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 18, 2024
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Fitness: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
     

Program Code - Fire 2024-08E+   August Intake 2024 - August 12, 2024 to November 4, 2024

  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 29, 2024
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 12, 2024
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, November 1, 2024
  • Fitness: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)

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.

ESA fees are subject to review and will be updated by October 1 of each calendar year.

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2025 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced Dates

Program Code - Fire 2025-03E+   March Intake 2025 - March 24, 2025 to June 13, 2025

  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2025
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 24, 2025
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, June 13, 2025
  • Fitness: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
     

Program Code - Fire 2025-08E+   August Intake 2025 - August 11, 2025 to October 31, 2025

  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 28, 2025
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 11, 2025
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, October 31, 2025
  • Fitness: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)

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.

ESA fees are subject to review and will be updated by October 1 of each calendar year.

Professional Fire Fighter - NFPA Individual Modules

2024 Program Dates 

NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level I 

Group training requests only.

 

NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II

Group training requests only.

 

NFPA 1041 Level I Instructor

Group training requests only.

 

NFPA 1001 Level I Firefighter - 2024-08

(Course Code) NFPA 1001 Level I 2024-08

  • August 12 to 16, 2024 at ESA
  • August 19 to 23, 2024 at ESA
  • August 30, 2024 at Strathcona County Emergency Services, Station #6
  • September 3 & 4, 2024 at Strathcona County Emergency Services, Station #6
  • September 9 & 10, 2024 at ESA
  • September 11, 2024 TBD
  • September 18 to 20, 2024 at Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB
  • October 1-4, 2024 at Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB
  • Application Deadline: please contact ESA for availability

 

NFPA 1001 Level II Firefighter - 2024-08

(Course Code) NFPA 1001 Level II 2024-08

  • September 23 to 26, 2024 at ESA
  • October 7, 2024 at ESA
  • October 16, 17 & 18, 2024 (Vehicle Extrication) at Buck's Auto, Sherwood Park
  • October 21 to 23, 2024 at Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB
  • Application Deadline: please contact ESA for availability

 

NFPA 470 Hazmat Awareness & Operations (combined course) - 2024-08

(Course Code) NFPA 470 2024-08

  • August 26 to 29, 2024 at ESA
  • September 5 & 6, 2024 at Strathcona County Emergency Services, Station #6
  • September 7, 2024 at ESA
  • Application Deadline: please contact ESA for availability

 

NFPA 1002 Driver Operator - 2024-08

(Course Code) NFPA 1002 2024-08 

  • September 12 & 13, 2024 at ESA
  • September 16 & 17, 2024 at Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB
  • Application deadline: please contact ESA for availability

 

NFPA 1140 Wildland - 2024-08

(Course Code) NFPA 1140 2024-08

  • October 8 to 10, 2024 at ESA
  • October 11, 2024 at Strathcona County Emergency Services, Station #4
  • October 15, 2024 at Strathcona County Emergency Services, Station #4
  • Application deadline: please contact ESA for availability

 

ESA Aquatic Spinal Rescue - 2024 Program Dates 

This is a one day course. Please contact ESA directly for more information.

ESA Firefighter Survival Skills -  ESA Certificate Only 2024 Program Dates

This is a one day course. Please contact ESA directly for more information.

 

 

 

EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

ESA program dates and fees are subject to change.

2024 EMR Dates

Program Code - EMR 2024-03 (Part time/Weekends) - Thursday, March 14, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

Application Deadline – Friday, March 1, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after March 1, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Thursday, March 14, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, June 16, 2023, at ESA from 0830hrs to 1630hrs

  • April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • May 4, 5, 11, 12, 25, 26
  • June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

No Classes - Victoria Day Weekend - May 18 & 19, 2024

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-05 (Full Time) - Tuesday, May 7, 2024 to Friday, June 28, 2024

Application Deadline – Friday, April 26, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after April 26, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 28, 2023, at ESA

  •  Week 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Monday to Friday (Jun 3 - Jun 28) - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-07 (Full Time) - Tuesday, July 9, 2024 to Friday, August 30, 2024

Application Deadline – Friday, June 28, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after June 28, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 30, 2024, at ESA

  • Week 1 - Tuesday to Friday (Aug 6-9, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs
  • Week 2 - Monday to Saturday (Aug 12-17, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs  - Monday to Saturday - Sat in lieu of Heritage Day stat on Mon, August 5, 2024
  • Week 3 - Monday to Friday (Aug 19-23, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs
  • Week 4 - Monday to Friday (Aug 26-30, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-08 (Full Time) - Tuesday, August 6, 2024 to Friday, September 27, 2024

Application Deadline – Friday, July 26, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after July 26, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Tuesday, September 3, 2024 to Friday, September 27, 2024, at ESA

  • Week 1 - Tuesday to Saturday (Sep 3-7, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs -Sat in lieu of Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labour Day)
  • Week 2, 3 & 4 - Monday to Friday (Sep 9-27) - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-08B (Part time/Weekends) - Thursday, August 22, 2024 to Sunday, December 8, 2024

Application Deadline – Friday, August 9, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after August 9, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Thursday, August 22, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, December 8, 2024, at ESA from 0830hrs to 1630hrs

  • September 21, 22, 28, 29
  • October 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • November 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
  • December 1, 7 & 8

No Classes - Thanksgiving Weekend - October 12 & 13, 2024 

                      Remembrance Day Weekend - November 9 & 10, 2024 

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-10 (Full Time) - Tuesday, October 8, 2024 to Friday, November 29, 2024

Application Deadline – Friday, September 27, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after September 27, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 29, 2024, at ESA

  • Week 1 - Monday to Friday (Nov 4-8, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs
  • Week 2 - Tuesday to Saturday (Nov 12-16, 2024) - Sat in lieu of Remembrance Day stat on Mon, November 11, 2024
  • Week 3 & 4 - Monday to Friday (Nov 18-22 & Nov 25-29, 2024) - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

No Classes - Monday, November 11, 2024

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-12 (Full Time) - Tuesday, December 3, 2024 to Friday, January 31, 2025

Application Deadline – Friday, November 22, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after November 22, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, December 3, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, January 6 to Friday, January 31, 2025, at ESA

  •  Week 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Monday to Friday (Jan 6 - Jan 31) - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

 

Program Code - EMR 2024-12B (Part time/Weekends) - Thursday, December 5, 2024 to Sunday, March 16, 2025

Application Deadline – Wednesday, November 27, 2024.  No further applications will be accepted after November 27, 2024. 

Access to Self Directed Learning – Will be provided at the mandatory orientation at ESA

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Thursday, December 5, 2024, 1700hrs to 2000hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, January 4, 2025 to Sunday, March 16, 2025, at ESA from 0830hrs to 1630hrs

  • January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • February 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23
  • March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

No Classes - Family Day Weekend - February 15 & 16, 2025                    

 

PCP - Primary Care Paramedic

The PCP Program at ESA consists of twenty-nine weeks of study:

  • 100 hours (3-4 weeks) of pre-study including an Anatomy & Physiology online module
  • 440 didactic hours (12 weeks) at ESA, followed by practicums;
  • Clinical Practicum (Minimum 60 Hours)
  • Ambulance Practicum (Minimum 192 Hours and 30 Calls).

The 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.

2024 Program Dates

PCP 2024-01 (Program Code) - January 2, 2024 to July 22, 2024

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Application Competition: November 28, 2023 to December 6, 2023 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 or Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: December 4, 5 & 6, 2023 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to Pre-Study from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. Uniform measurements will be completed following the orientation at ESA.
  • Important Dates for Accepted PCP 2024-01 Students:
  • How To Study Session at ESA - January 13, 2024 - 10am - 2 pm
  •  PCP Skills Days at ESA - January 21 & 22, 2024 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - mandatory attendance required in preparation for the first day of classes at ESA.
  • Pre-Study: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started January 2, 2024 and completed before Monday, January 29, 2024.
  • Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
  • First Day and Last Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts January 29, 2024 and ends on April 19, 2024. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence May 2024. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 22, 2024

PCP 2024-04 (Program Code) - April 8, 2024 to October 28, 2024

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • Application Competition: March 12, 2024 to March 21, 2024 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 or Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at ESA
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: March 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2024 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, April 8, 2024. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to Pre-Study from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. Uniform measurements will be completed following the orientation at ESA.
  • Important Dates for Accepted PCP 2024-04 Students:
  • How To Study Session at ESA - To be determined (optional attendance)
  • PCP Skills Days at ESA - May 2 & 3, 2024 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - mandatory attendance required in preparation for the first day of classes at ESA.
  • Pre-Study: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started April 8, 2024 and completed before Monday, May 6, 2024.
  • Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
  • First Day and Last Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 6, 2024 and ends on July 26, 2024. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence August/September 2024. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: October 28, 2024

PCP 2024-09 (Program Code) - September 3, 2024 to March 24, 2025

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2024
  • Application Competition: August 7, 2024 to August 15, 2024 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, August 7, 2024 or Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at ESA
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: August 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2024 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, September 3, 2024. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to Pre-Study from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. Uniform measurements will be completed following the orientation at ESA.
  • Important Dates for Accepted PCP 2024-09 Students:
  • How To Study Session at ESA - To be determined (optional attendance)
  •  PCP Skills Days at ESA - September 28 & 29, 2024 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - mandatory attendance required in preparation for the first day of classes at ESA.
  • Pre-Study: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started September 3, 2024 and completed before Tuesday, October 1, 2024.
  • Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
  • First Day and Last Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts October 1, 2024 and ends on December 20, 2024. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence January 2025. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: March 24, 2025

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.

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2025 Program Dates

PCP 2025-01 (Program Code) - January 2, 2025 to July 23, 2025

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Application Competition: November 26, 2024 to November 29, 2024 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, November 26, 2024 or Wednesday, November 27, 2024 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at ESA
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: November 27, 28, 29, 2024 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  
  • First Day of Program: Thursday, January 2, 2025. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to Pre-Study from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. Uniform measurements will be completed following the orientation at ESA.
  • Import ant Dates for Accepted PCP 2025-01 Students:
  • How To Study Session at ESA- To be determined (optional attendance)
  •  PCP Skills Days at ESA - To be determined - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - mandatory attendance required in preparation for the first day of classes at ESA.
  • Pre-Study: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started January 2, 2025 and completed before Monday, February 3, 2025.
  • Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
  • First Day and Last Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts February 3, 2025 and ends on April 25, 2025. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence May/June 2025. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 23, 2025

PCP 2025-04 (Program Code) - April 29, 2025 to November 17, 2025

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 27, 2025
  • Application Competition: April 2, 2025 to April 7, 2025
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, April 2, 2025 or Wednesday, April 3, 2025 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at ESA
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 2, 3 & 4, 2025 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, April 29, 2025. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to Pre-Study from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. Uniform measurements will be completed following the orientation at ESA.
  • Import ant Dates for Accepted PCP 2025-04 Students:
  • How To Study Session at ESA- To be determined (optional attendance)
  •  PCP Skills Days at ESA - To be determined - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - mandatory attendance required in preparation for the first day of classes at ESA.
  • Pre-Study: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started April 29, 2025 and completed before Monday, May 26, 2025.
  • Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
  • First Day and Last Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 26, 2025 and ends on August 15, 2025. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence September 2025. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: November 17, 2025

PCP 2025-09 (Program Code) - September 2, 2025 to March 23, 2026

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, July 24, 2025
  • Application Competition: July 29, 2025 to August 1, 2025
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, July 29, 2025 or Wednesday, July 30, 2025 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at ESA
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: July 29, 30 & 31, 2025 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, September 2, 2025. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to Pre-Study from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. Uniform measurements will be completed following the orientation at ESA.
  • Import ant Dates for Accepted PCP 2025-09 Students:
  • How To Study Session at ESA- To be determined (optional attendance)
  •  PCP Skills Days at ESA - To be determined - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - mandatory attendance required in preparation for the first day of classes at ESA.
  • Pre-Study: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started September 2, 2025 and completed before Monday, September 29, 2025.
  • Fitness: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Dates TBD)
  • First Day and Last Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts September 29, 2025 and ends on December 19, 2025. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence January 2026. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: March 23, 2026

Medical First Responder (MFR)

2024 Dates MFR Full-time

Course Code - MFR 2024-07

  • July 29 - August 2, 2024 - Theory - Monday through Friday at ESA
  • August 6 - 10, 2024 - Practical - Tuesday through Saturday at ESA
  • Application deadline: Monday, July 22, 2024

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2025 Dates MFR Full-time

Course Code - MFR 2025-01

  • January 6 - January 10, 2025 - Theory - Monday through Friday at ESA
  • January 13 - January 17, 2025 - Practical - Monday through Friday at ESA
  • Application deadline: Monday, December 23, 2024

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses

Please note, until further notice, ESA is offering the theory portion of the course using Zoom Meeting, an online classroom with live lectures format. Practical training will be provided at ESA.

EMR Refresher Courses - 2024

EMR Ref 2024-06 (Course Code) June 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2024 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • June 15 & 16, 2024 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • June 22 & 23, 2024 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, May 23, 2024

EMR Ref 2024-10 (Course Code) October 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2024 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • October 19 & 20, 2024 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • October 26 & 27, 2024 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, October 3, 2024

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EMR Refresher Courses - 2025

EMR Ref 2025-01 (Course Code) January 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2025 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • January 4 & 5, 2025 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • January 11 & 12, 2025 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, December 12, 2024

EMR Ref 2025-03 (Course Code) March 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2025 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • March 8 & 9, 2025 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • March 15 & 16, 2025 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, February 13, 2025

EMR Ref 2025-05 (Course Code) May 24, 25, 31 & June 1, 2025 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • May 24 & 25, 2025 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • May 31 & June 1, 2025 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, May 1, 2025

EMR Ref 2025-07 (Course Code) July 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2025 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • July 12 & 13, 2025 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • July 19 & 20, 2025 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, June 19, 2025

EMR Ref 2025-10 (Course Code) October 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2025 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • October 18 & 19, 2025 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • October 25 & 26, 2025 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, September 25, 2025

 

 

EMR Entry To Practice Exam Prep

EMR "Entry to Practice" Exam Prep Courses - 2024

Program Code: EMR ETP Exam Prep 2024-07 - July 30, August 1 & August 6, 2024  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024
  • Thursday, August 1, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, April 25, 2024 

Program Code: EMR ETP Exam Prep 2024-10- October 29 , October 31 & November 5, 2024  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2024
  • Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, October 24, 2024 

PCP Refresher

PCP Refresher Course - 2024

Program Code - PCP Ref 2024-10 - October 15, 2024 to January 31, 2025

  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Online Orientation through ZOOM: Tuesday, October 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm
  • Online Study: - 14 weeks of online study with program materials provided October 15, 2024. Schedule of assignments and weekly review sessions will be provided October 15, 2024. Online study to be completed by January 19, 2025.
  • Review and practical training: begins January 20, 2025
  • January 20 to 24, 2025 practical training from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. 
  • January 27 to 31, 2025 practical training from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA .  Final examinations on January 31, 2025.

PCP Entry To Practice Exam Prep

PCP "Entry to Practice" Exam Prep Courses - 2024

Program Code: PCP ETP Exam Prep 2024-07 - July 30, August 1 & August 6, 2024  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024
  • Thursday, August 1, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, April 25, 2024 

Program Code: PCP ETP Exam Prep 2024-10- October 29 , October 31 & November 5, 2024  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2024
  • Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024
  • Application Deadline - Thursday, October 24, 2024 

NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue 1

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.

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 - 2024

Rope 2024-06 - Starts June 10, 2024

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14, 2024- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2024-03E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, June 3, 2024

Rope 2024-11 - Starts November 4, 2024

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, November 4 to Saturday, November 9, 2024- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8, 2024- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2024-08E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 28, 2024

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support - Basic and Advanced

 

Group training requests only.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

 

Group training requests only.

 

 

Ice Rescue

Ice Rescue 2024

PLEASE NOTE- DATE CHANGE- Due to the recent cold weather, the ice is too thick to host the Ice Rescue course on March 9, 2024. Rescheduled to April 6, 2024.

Ice Rescue 2024-03 - Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00 pm

  • Application Deadline - Friday, April 5, 2024

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