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Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

2020 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire Flex 2001 - January 6, 2020 - May 1, 2020

  • Online: January 6, 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: April 13-17, 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: April 20-24 & April 27-May 1, 2020 (2 weeks)
  • Last Day of Program - May 1, 2020

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 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

2020 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

Fire 2003E+   March Intake 2020 - March 30, 2020 to June 19, 2020

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Recognition Ceremony: to be announced
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, June 19, 2020

Fire 2008E+   August Intake 2020 - August 10, 2020 to October 30, 2020

  • Accepting Applications: Until the maximum number of students is reached.
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Recognition Ceremony: to be announced

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 commenced 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 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 (Dec 16-20) 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.
  • Additional course dates will be added, if required.

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 (Dec 16-20) 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.
  • Additional course dates will be added, if required.

EMR 1912 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, December 13, 2019.  No further applications will be accepted after December 13, 2019. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Monday, December 16, 2019, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, January 6 to Friday, January 31, 2020, 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 (Feb 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.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website

2020 EMR Dates

EMR 2002 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, February 7, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after February 7, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 27, 2020, 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 (Apr 6-10) 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.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website

EMR 2003 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, March 27, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after March 27, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, April 20 to Friday, May 15, 2020, 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 (May 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.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website

EMR 2006 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, June 12, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after June 12, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 31, 2020, 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 (Aug 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.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website

EMR 2007 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, July 17, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after July 17, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, August 10 to Friday, September 4, 2020, 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 (Sep 14-18) 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.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website

EMR 2008 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, August 14, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after August 14, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, October 2, 2020, 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-

  • Register for (Oct 5-9) - 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.
  • Additional course dates available on CTEC website

EMR 2010 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, October 16, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after October 16, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, November 9 to Friday, December 4, 2020, at ESA

  • Week 1- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • No Classes - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Weeks 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

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

  • Register for (Dec 14-18) - 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.
  • Additional course dates available on CTEC website

EMR 2012 - Full Time

Application Deadline – Friday, December 11, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after December 11, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 29, 2021, 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 (dates to be announced) 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.
  • Additional course dates "to be announced."

**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. 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 1908 - August 6, 2019 to February 7, 2020 

  • 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 2001 - January 6, 2020 to July 13, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Application Competition: December 17 - 19, 2019
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: December 17, 18 & 19, 2019 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 or Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, January 6, 2020.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for half day - uniform sizing 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started January 6, 2020 and completed before Monday, February 3, 2020.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts February 3, 2020. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence April/May 2020. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 13, 2020

EMT/PCP 2004 - April 21, 2020 to October 27, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020
  • Application Competition: April 7 - 9, 2020
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 7, 8 & 9, 2020 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 or Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for half day - uniform sizing 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started April 21, 2020 and completed before Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 19, 2020. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence August 2020. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: October 27, 2020

EMT/PCP 2009 - September 8, 2020 to March 16, 2021

  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020
  • Application Competition: August 25 - 27, 2020
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: August 25, 26 & 27, 2020 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 or Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  Mandatory attendance at ESA for half day - uniform sizing 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Online Module - Offsite (not at ESA): To be started September 8, 2020 and completed before Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts October 5, 2020. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence January 2021. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: March 16, 2021

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 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: November 30, December 1, 7 & 8 2019 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, November 8, 2019

EMR Refresher Courses - 2020

​EMR Ref 2001: January 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, December 20, 2019                                           

​EMR Ref 2003: March 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, February 28, 2020

​EMR Ref 2008: August 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, July 17, 2020

EMR ACP Prep

EMR ACP Preparation Courses - 2019

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

EMR ACP Preparation Courses - 2020

EMR ACP 2002 - Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 2005 - Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020- 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMR ACP 2009 - Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop-in class.
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020- 0900 to 1700 hrs - Written Exam and Review, Scenarios and Skill Stations
  • ​Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs - Skills and scenarios

EMT PCP Refresher

EMT/ PCP Refresher Course - 2019

EMT/PCP Ref 1909- September 3, 2019 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 Refresher Course - 2020

EMT/PCP Ref 2009 - August 31, 2020 through December 18, 2020

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, August 28, 2020
  • Online Study - 14 weeks of online study with materials available August 31, 2020. Schedule of assignments will be provided August 31, 2020. Online study to be completed by December 6, 2020.
  • Review and practical training at ESA - December 7 to 11 and December 14 to 18, 2020 from 0900 to 1700 hrs.  Final examinations on December 18, 2020.

 

EMT PCP ACP Prep

EMT/PCP ACP Prep Courses -   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

EMT/PCP ACP Prep Courses -   2020

​EMT/PCP ACP 2003 - Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2020 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • EMT ACP 2003 - Application Deadline:  Friday, March 6, 2020
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020
  • ACP Exams: March 27 to 29, 2020

​EMT/PCP ACP 2006 - Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2020 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • EMT ACP 1906 - Application Deadline:  Friday, June 5, 2020
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020
  • ACP Exams: June 26 to 28, 2020

​EMT/PCP ACP 2011 - Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22, 2020 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • EMT ACP 1906 - Application Deadline:  Friday, November 13, 2020
  • ACP Exam Registration Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020
  • ACP Exams: November 27 to 29, 2020

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 1907: July 15 & 16, 2019 (0830 to 1630 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Monday, July 8, 2019

 

Ice Rescue

TBA for 2020

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