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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.*****

2020 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire Flex 2020-06:  June 8, 2020 - October 2, 2020

  • Online: June 8, 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: September 14-18, 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: September 21-25 & September 28-October 2, 2020 (2 weeks)
  • Last Day of Program - October 2, 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

*****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.*****

2020 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced

Fire 2020-03E+   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: TBD

Fire 2020-08E+   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: Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, October 30, 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.

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).

ESA program dates and fees are subject to change.

2020 EMR Dates

Program Code - EMR 2020-03 (Full Time) - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to May 15, 2020

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 online with CTEC. The course runs Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at location to be disclosed. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.
  • Students can take the APDOC before or after the EMR program.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website.

Program Code - EMR 2020-06 (Full Time) - Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to July 31, 2020

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 online with CTEC. The course runs Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at location to be disclosed. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.
  • Students can take the APDOC before or after the EMR program.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website.

Program Code - EMR 2020-08 (Part Time/Weekends) - Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to November 29, 2020

Application Deadline – Monday, August 24, 2020.  No further applications will be accepted after August 24, 2020. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, September 19 to Sunday, November 29, 2020, at ESA

  • Saturdays/Sundays - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • No Classes - Thanksgiving Weekend - October 10 & 11, 2020

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

  • Register online with CTEC. The course runs Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at location to be disclosed. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.
  • Students can take the APDOC before or after the EMR program.
  • Additional course dates available on the CTEC website

Program Code - EMR 2020-10 (Full Time) - Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to December 4, 2020

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 online with CTEC. The course runs Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at location to be disclosed. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.
  • Students can take the APDOC before or after the EMR program.
  • Additional course dates available on CTEC website

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

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 online with CTEC. The course runs Monday to Friday- 0830 to 1630 hrs. Day 1 & 2 Driving Theory at location to be disclosed. Day 3, 4, & 5 at a driving track in the Edmonton area.
  • Students can take the APDOC before or after the EMR program
  • Additional course dates available on CTEC website

**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.

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.

PCP 2020-01 - 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

PCP 2020-04 - 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 11:30 am 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

PCP 2020-09 - 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

PCP 2021-01 - 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.  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 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. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence August/September 2021. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 12, 2021

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 2020

​EMR Ref 2020-01: January 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, December 20, 2019                                           

​EMR Ref 2020-03: March 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays; 0900 to 1700 hrs)

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, February 28, 2020

​EMR Ref 2020-08: 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 - 2020

EMR ACP Prep Program dates will be confirmed once the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) reschedules exam dates.

EMR ACP 2020-05 - Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2020 - currently postponed

  • 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 2020-09 - 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

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 at ESA - December 7 to 11 and December 14 to 18, 2020 from 0900 to 1700 hrs.  Final examinations on December 18, 2020.

 

PCP ACP Prep

PCP ACP Prep Courses -   2020

​PCP ACP 2020-03 - Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2020 (0900 to 1700hrs)

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

​PCP ACP 2020-06 - Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2020 (0900 to 1700hrs)

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

​PCP ACP 2020-11 - Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22, 2020 (0900 to 1700hrs)

  • PCP 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

*****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 2020-06 - Starts June 22, 2020

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 22 to Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26, 2020 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2003E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, June 15, 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

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 2020

Ice Rescue 2020-03 - Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:00am - 5:00 pm

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