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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

2021 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire Flex 2021-01:  January 11, 2021 - May 7, 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.
  • Theory review and practical training scheduled at ESA: April 19-23, 2021(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 26-30 & May 3-7, 2021(2 weeks)
  • Last Day of Program: May 7, 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.*****

2020/2021 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: TBD
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Recognition Ceremony: to be announced
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, October 30, 2020
  • 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 2021-03E+   March Intake 2021 - March 29, 2021 to June 18, 2021

  • Application Deadline: March 22, 2021
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 29, 2021
  • Last Official Day of Program: June 18, 2021

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 ACP 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

Canadian Traffic Education Centre (Edmonton)
https://ctec.ca/

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 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 2020-08 (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 online orientation

Mandatory Online Orientation - Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 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, September 19 to Sunday, November 29, 2020, 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 2020-08 online Orientation.
  • No Classes - Thanksgiving Weekend - October 10 & 11, 2020

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

Application Deadline – This class is fully registered.  No further applications will be accepted. 

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 

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 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

2021 EMR Dates

Program Code - EMR 2021-02 (Full Time) - Tuesday, February 9, 2021 to March 26, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, February 5, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after February 5, 2021. 

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

Mandatory Orientation - Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 1700 to 2000 hrs, at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 26, 2021, at ESA

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

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

Application Deadline – Friday, February 5, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after February 5, 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 – Thursday, April 1, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after April 1, 2021. 

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

Mandatory 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 11, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after June 11, 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 20, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after August 20, 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 15, 2021.  No further applications will be accepted after October 15, 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.

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 - Postponed due to an unusual decrease in practicum availability. Please contact our Administration Team regarding next steps.

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 May 2021. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 12, 2021

PCP 2021-04 - April 27, 2021 to November 2, 2021

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Application Competition: April 13-15, 2021
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 13, 14 & 15, 2021- to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 or Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, April 27, 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 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. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence August/September 2021. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: November 2, 2021

PCP 2021-09 - September 14, 2021 to March 22, 2022

  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Application Competition: August 30 - September 1, 2021
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: August 30, 31 & September 1, 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 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 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. Most classes are on weekdays at ESA from 0900 to 1700 hrs.
  • Practicums:  Commence January 2022. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: March 22, 2022

 

EMR Refresher

EMR Refresher Courses - 2020

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 Ref 2020-11: November 28, 29, December 5 & 6, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • November 28 & 29, 2020 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • December 5 & 6, 2020 - practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, October 30, 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 2020-09 - 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: 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 COPR Exam Prep

PCP COPR Exam Prep Courses -   2020

​PCP COPR 2020-08 - Tuesday, August 11 & Thursday, August 13, 2020 (1700 hrs to 2100 hrs)

  • PCP COPR 2020-08 - Application Deadline:  Friday, August 7, 2020

​PCP COPR 2020-11 - Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12, 2020 (1700 hrs to 2100 hrs)

  • PCP COPR 2020-11 - Application Deadline:  Friday, November 6, 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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