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Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

*****DUE TO COVID-19, THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO PROGRAM START AND END DATES, PROGRAM LENGTH AND PROGRAM DELIVERY METHOD. PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.*****

2021 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire Flex 2021-01:  January 11, 2021 - June 3, 2021

  • Application deadline: January 4, 2021
  • Online: January 11, 2021: 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 -official schedule will be provided with Acceptance Letter
  • April 19 - 23, 2021 - practical training at Spruce Grove Fire Services in Spruce Grove, AB.
  • April 28 - 30, 2021 - practical training at Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB
  • May 3 - 6, 2021 - practical training at Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB
  • May 25 - 27, 2021 - practical training in Sherwood Park
  • June 1 - 3, 2021 - practical training at Lakeland College in Vermilion
  • Last Day of Program: June 3, 2021

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

*****DUE TO COVID-19, THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO PROGRAM START AND END DATES, PROGRAM LENGTH AND PROGRAM DELIVERY METHOD. PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.*****

2021 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

Fire 2021-03E+   March Intake 2021 - March 22, 2021 to June 14, 2021

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 22, 2021
  • Last Official Day of Program: June 14, 2021
  • PLEASE NOTE- Due to COVID-19, ESA will be presenting the theory portion of this program via LIVE lectures using the Zoom platform. All practical training will be conducted in person. Please contact our Administration Team for further clarification.

Fire 2021-08E+   August Intake 2021 - August 9, 2021 to October 29, 2021

  • Application Deadline: August 2, 2021
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 9, 2021
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, October 29, 2021

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

*****DUE TO COVID-19, THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO PROGRAM START AND END DATES, PROGRAM LENGTH AND PROGRAM DELIVERY METHOD. PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.*****

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).

Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course (APDOC) Information

**As required by the Alberta College of Paramedics, EMR students must complete an Alberta College of Paramedics approved, 40 hour professional driving course. The Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course (APDOC) is currently offered by a few providers in Alberta. All driving component fees will be paid directly to the APDOC provider by the student. The student will be responsible for registration and payment of fees to the provider. Successful completion of the ESA EMR Program requires successful completion of the 40 hour Professional Driving Course. 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. Students are welcome to take the APDOC training before or after the EMR program. ESA recommends that students take the APDOC with one of the following providers: 

Alberta Health and Safety Training Institute (Red Deer/Calgary)
http://www.safetyed.ca/info/apdoc

Keyano College (Fort McMurray)

https://www.keyano.ca/en/programs-and-courses/alberta-paramedicine-driver-operator-course-apdoc.aspx 

Western Institute of Emergency Education (Sherwood Park/Vermilion)
https://www.emergencyed.ca/apdoc-driving-course

ESA program dates and fees are subject to change.

2020/2021 EMR Dates

Please note, until further notice, ESA is offering the EMR orientation and the theory portion of the program using Zoom Meeting, an online classroom with live lectures format. Practical training will be provided at ESA throughout the program in small student groups that adhere to the requirements and guidelines of COVID-19 protocols. Students will be provided with a confirmed schedule at the online orientation.

Program Code - EMR 2020-12 (Full Time) - Tuesday, December 15, 2020 to January 29, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, December 4, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after December 4, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Online Orientation - Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs through ZOOM. Students will be provided with a ZOOM invitation to participate in the orientation online. 

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

2021 EMR Dates

Program Code - EMR 2021-02B (Part Time/Weekends) - Tuesday, February 9, 2021 to May 16, 2021

Application Deadline – Extended to Monday, February 1, 2021.

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

Mandatory Online Orientation - Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 1700 to 2000 hrs - online through ZOOM. Students will be provided with a ZOOM invitation to participate in the orientation online. 

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, March 6 to Sunday, May 16, 2021, online and at ESA

  • Saturdays - 0900 to 1600 hrs - theory will be presented on most Saturdays online through ZOOM
  • Sundays - 0800 to 1700 hrs - practical training will be at ESA on most Sundays with students wearing full PPE (masks & gloves provided by ESA) when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • A full schedule of classroom sessions will be provided at the EMR 2021-02B online Orientation.
  • No Classes - Easter Weekend - April 3 & 4, 2021

Program Code - EMR 2021-04 (Full Time) - Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to May 21, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, March 26, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after March 26, 2021. 

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

Mandatory Online Orientation - Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1700 to 2000 hrs - online through ZOOM. Students will be provided with a ZOOM invitation to participate in the orientation online.

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, April 26 to Friday, May 21, 2021, online and at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • A full schedule of classroom sessions will be provided at the EMR 2021-04 online Orientation.

Program Code - EMR 2021-06 (Full Time) - Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to July 30, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, June 4, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after June 4, 2021. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 1700 to 2000 hrs - online through ZOOM. Students will be provided with a ZOOM invitation to participate in the orientation online.

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 30, 2021, online and at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • A full schedule of classroom sessions will be provided at the EMR 2021-06 online Orientation.

Program Code - EMR 2021-08 (Full Time) - Tuesday, August 24, 2021 to October 8, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, August 13, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after August 13, 2021. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1700 to 2000 hrs - online through ZOOM. Students will be provided with a ZOOM invitation to participate in the orientation online.

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, September 13 to Friday, October 8, 2021, online and at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • A full schedule of classroom sessions will be provided at the EMR 2021-08 online Orientation.

Program Code - EMR 2021-10 (Full Time) - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to December 3, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, October 8, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after October 8, 2021. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1700 to 2000 hrs - online through ZOOM. Students will be provided with a ZOOM invitation to participate in the orientation online.

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, November 8 to Friday, December 3, 2021, online and at ESA

  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • A full schedule of classroom sessions will be provided at the EMR 2021-10 online Orientation.

PCP - Primary Care Paramedic

*****DUE TO COVID-19, THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO PROGRAM START AND END DATES, PROGRAM LENGTH AND PROGRAM DELIVERY METHOD. PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.*****

The 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 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.

2021/2022 Program Dates

PCP 2021-01 (Program Code) - January 4, 2021 to July 12, 2021

  • Application Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2020
  • Application Competition: December 15-17, 2020
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: December 15, 16 & 17, 2020- to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 or Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, January 4, 2021.  
  • Online Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ZOOM information provided in Acceptance Letter. 
  • Online Module: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started January 4, 2021 and completed before Monday, February 1, 2021.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts February 1, 2021. 
  • Schedule: Classes are Monday through Friday
  •  8:30 am to 11:30 am - online theory through ZOOM (subject to change)
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - practical training at ESA (subject to change)
  • Practicums:  Commence May 2021. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 12, 2021

PCP 2021-04 (Program Code) - April 27, 2021 to November 2, 2021

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Application Competition: April 12-15, 2021
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2021- to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates - See options below:
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  •  Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  •  Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Mandatory ZOOM Online 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 27, 2021 and completed before Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 25, 2021. 
  • Schedule: Classes are Monday through Friday
  •  8:30 am to 11:30 am - online theory through ZOOM (subject to change)
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - practical training at ESA (subject to change)
  • Practicums:  Commence August/September 2021. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: November 2, 2021

PCP 2021-09 (Program Code) - September 14, 2021 to March 22, 2022

  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Application Competition: August 30 - September 2, 2021
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: August 30, 31, September 1 & 2, 2021- to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 or Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  Mandatory ZOOM online 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 14, 2021 and completed before Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts October 12, 2021. Schedule to be provided at online orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence January 2022. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: March 22, 2022

PCP 2022-01 (Program Code) - January 4, 2022 to July 11, 2022

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, December 9, 2021
  • Application Competition: December 13-16, 2021
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: December 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2021- to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 or Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Monday, January 4, 2022. Mandatory ZOOM online 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 4, 2022 and completed before Monday, January 31, 2022.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts January 31, 2022. Schedule to be provided at online orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence Apr/May 2022. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 11, 2022

EMR Refresher

​​​​EMR Ref 2021-08 (Program Code): August 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2021 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

August  7 & 8, 2021 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
August 14 & 15, 2021- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
Application Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021

EMR Refresher Programs

Please note, until further notice, ESA is offering the theory portion of the program using Zoom Meeting, an online classroom with live lectures format. Practical training will be provided at ESA in small student groups that adhere to the requirements and guidelines of COVID-19 protocols.

EMR Refresher Programs- 2021

​​​EMR Ref 2021-02 (Program Code): February 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2021 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • February 20 & 21, 2021 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • February 27 & 28, 2021- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, January 29, 2021

​​​​EMR Ref 2021-08 (Program Code): August 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2021 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • August  7 & 8, 2021 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • August 14 & 15, 2021- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021

​​​​EMR Ref 2021-11 (Program Code): November 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2021 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • November 20 & 21, 2021 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • November 27 & 28, 2021- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021

EMR COPR Exam Prep

EMR COPR Exam Prep Courses - 2021

Program Code: ​EMR COPR 2021-05 - Tuesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  •  Application Deadline:  Friday, May 7, 2021

Program Code: ​EMR COPR 2021-08 - Tuesday, August 10 & Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, August 6, 2021

Program Code: ​EMR COPR 2021-11 - Monday, November 8 & Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Thursday, November 4, 2021

PCP Refresher

PCP Refresher Course - 2020

PCP Ref 2020-09 - 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: begins December 7, 2020
  •  December 7 to 11, 2020 online through ZOOM from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (not at ESA) 
  •  December 14 to 18, 2020 practical training from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA .  Final examinations on December 18, 2020.

PCP Refresher Course - 2021

PCP Ref 2021-09 - August 30, 2021 through December 17, 2021

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Online Study - 14 weeks of online study with materials available August 31, 2020. Schedule of assignments will be provided August 30, 2021. Online study to be completed by December 5, 2021.
  • Review and practical training: begins December 6, 2021
  •  December 6 to 10, 2021 online through ZOOM from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (not at ESA) 
  •  December 13 to 17, 2021 practical training from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA .  Final examinations on December 17, 2021.

PCP COPR Exam Prep

PCP COPR Exam Prep Courses -   2021

Program Code: ​PCP COPR 2021-05 - Tuesday, May 11 & Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  •  Application Deadline:  Friday, May 7, 2021

Program Code: ​PCP COPR 2021-08 - Tuesday, August 10 & Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, August 6, 2021

Program Code: ​PCP COPR 2021-11 - Monday, November 8 & Wednesday, November 10, 2021

  • Online through ZOOM - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Thursday, November 4, 2021

NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue 1

*****DUE TO COVID-19, THERE MAY BE CHANGES TO PROGRAM START AND END DATES, PROGRAM LENGTH AND PROGRAM DELIVERY METHOD. PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.*****

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 - 2020

Rope 2020-11 Starts November 2, 2020

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, November 2 to Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, November 2 to Friday, November 6, 2020- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2008E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 26, 2020

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 - 2021

​Rope 2021-06 - Starts June 14, 2021

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 14 to Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 14 to Friday, June 18, 2021 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2021-03E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, June 7, 2021

Rope 2021-11 - Starts November 1, 2021

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, November 1 to Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5, 2021 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2021-08E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 25, 2021

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

Ice Rescue 2021

Ice Rescue 2021-03 - Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Application Deadline - Monday, March 8, 2021

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