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Professional Fire Fighter - Flex

2022 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire Flex 2022-02:  January 31, 2022 - May 26, 2022

  • Application deadline: January 24, 2022
  • Online: January 31, 2022: 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 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 2022 - practical training days - Spruce Grove Fire Services
  • April 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 & May 24, 25, 26, 2022 - Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB
  • May 16, 17, 18, 2022 - Buck's Auto - Sherwood Park, AB

2023 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Flex   

Fire Flex 2023-02:  February 6, 2023 - June 2, 2023

  • Application deadline: February 6, 2023
  • Online: February 6, 2023:  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.

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

2022 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced 

Program Code - Fire 2022-03E+   March Intake 2022 - March 14, 2022 to June 3, 2022

  • Application Deadline: March 7, 2022
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 14, 2022
  • Last Official Day of Program: June 3, 2022
     

Program Code - Fire 2022-08E+   August Intake 2022 - August 8, 2022 to October 28, 2022

  • Application Deadline: July 29, 2022
  • Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
  • First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 8, 2022
  • Last Official Day of Program: Friday, October 28, 2022

2023 Professional Fire Fighter Program - Enhanced 

Program Code - Fire 2023-03E+   March Intake 2023 - March 20, 2023 to June 9, 2023

Application Deadline: March 13, 2023
Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, March 20, 2023
Last Official Day of Program: June 9, 2023
 

Program Code - Fire 2023-08E+   August Intake 2023 - August 8, 2023 to October 27, 2023

Application Deadline: August 1, 2023
Uniform Sizing: sizing will be done on the first day of classes at ESA
First Day of Program at ESA: Monday, August 8, 2023
Last Official Day of Program: Friday, October 27, 2023

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

Commencing 2022, EMR 2022-01, the EMR program curriculum and fees will include ESA’s Ambulance Operator Course. The program was developed by ESA to meet the Alberta College of Paramedics Professional Operator Course Objectives and Ambulance Operator Course Standards. The course includes instruction, assessment and evaluation in the academic and simulated setting performance environments. EMR 2022-01 and on will no longer be required to complete the APDOC corequisite.

ESA program dates and fees are subject to change.

2022 EMR Dates

Program Code - EMR 2022-02 (Part time/Weekends) - Tuesday, February 22, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, February 11, 2022.  Deadline has been extended to February 16, 2022.

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, June 12, 2022, at ESA are from 0830hrs to 1630hrs

  • March 26, 27
  • April 2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 30
  • May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29
  • June 4, 5, 11, 12

No Classes: Easter Weekend (Apr 16 & 17) and May Long Weekend (May 21 & 22)

   

Program Code - EMR 2022-03 (Full Time) - Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to Friday, May 13, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, March 11, 2022.  No further applications will be accepted after March 11, 2022. 

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, April 18 to Friday, May 13, 2022, at ESA

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

 

Program Code - EMR 2022-07 (Full Time) - Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Monday, August 29, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, June 24, 2022.  No further applications will be accepted after June 24, 2022. 

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Tuesday, August 2 to Monday, August 29, 2022, at ESA

  • Week 1 - Tuesday to Friday (Aug 2-5, 2022) - 0830 to 1630 hrs
  • Week 2, 3 & 4- Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 
  • Week 5 - Monday, August 29, 2022 - 0830 to 1630 hrs

 

Program Code - EMR 2022-08 (Full Time) - Tuesday, August 2, 2022 to Thursday, September 29, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, July 22, 2022.  No further applications will be accepted after July 22, 2022. 

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Tuesday, August 30 to Thursday, September 29, 2022, at ESA

  • Week 1 - 4  - Tuesday to Friday (Aug 30 - Sept 23, 2022) - 0830 to 1630 hrs
  • Week 5 - Monday to Thursday (Sept 26 - Sept 29, 2022) - 0830 to 1630 hrs

 

Program Code - EMR 2022-08B (Part time/Weekends) - Tuesday, August 23, 2022 to Sunday, December 11, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, August 12, 2022.  No further applications will be accepted after August 12, 2022. 

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, December 11, 2022, at ESA are from 0830hrs to 1630hrs

  • September 24, 25 
  • October 1, 2 , 15 , 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
  • November 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • December 3, 4, 10, 11

No Classes: Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct 8 & 9) and Remembrance Day Weekend (Nov 12 & 13)

 

Program Code - EMR 2022-10 (Full Time) - Tuesday, October 25, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, October 14, 2022.  No further applications will be accepted after October 14, 2022. 

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Monday, November 21 to Friday, December 16, 2022, at ESA

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

 

Program Code - EMR 2022-12 (Full Time) - Tuesday, December 6, 2022 to Friday, January 27, 2023

Application Deadline – Friday, November 25, 2022.  No further applications will be accepted after November 25, 2022. 

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

Mandatory Orientation (First Day of Program) - Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1700hrs  to 1900 hrs - at ESA

ESA Classroom Sessions - Tuesday, January 3 to Friday, January 27, 2023, at ESA

  • Week 1 - Tuesday to Saturday (Jan 3-7, 2023) - 0830 to 1630 hrs -Sat in lieu of Jan 2, 2023
  •  Week 2, 3 & 4 - Monday to Friday - 0830 to 1630 hrs 

PCP - Primary Care Paramedic

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

  • 30 hours (3-4 weeks) of pre-study including an Anatomy & Physiology online module
  • 370 didactic hours (10 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.

2022/2023 Program Dates

PCP 2022-04 (Program Code) - April 26, 2022 to October 31, 2022

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Application Competition: April 7, 8, 11 & 12, 2022
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 7, 8, 11 & 12, 2022 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Monday, April 11, 2022 or Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at ESA. 
  • Online Module: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started April 26, 2022 and completed before Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 24, 2022. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence August 2022. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: October 31, 2022

PCP 2022-09 (Program Code) - September 6, 2022 to March 13, 2023

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Application Competition: August 11, 12, 15 & 16, 2022
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: August 11, 12, 15 & 16, 2022 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Monday, August 15, 2022 or Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at ESA. 
  • Online Module: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started September 6, 2022 and completed before Monday, October 3, 2022.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts October 3, 2022. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence January 2023. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: March 13, 2023

PCP 2023-01 (Program Code) - January 3, 2023 to July 10, 2023

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
  • Application Competition: December 8, 9, 12 & 13, 2022
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: December 8, 9, 12 & 13, 2022 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Monday, December 12, 2022 or Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at ESA. 
  • Online Module: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started January 3, 2023 and completed before Monday, January 30, 2023.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts January 30, 2023. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence April/May 2023. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: July 10, 2023

PCP 2023-05 (Program Code) - May 2, 2023 to November 6, 2023

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Application Competition: April 10 - 13, 2023
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2023 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 or Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at ESA. 
  • Online Module: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started May 2, 2023 and completed before Monday, May 29, 2023.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 29, 2023. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence August/September 2023. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: November 6, 2023

PCP 2023-09 (Program Code) - September 5, 2023 to March 11, 2024

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Application Competition: April 10 - 13, 2023
  • Interviews/Skills Stations: April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2023 - to be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. 
  • Competition Exam Dates: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 or Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
  • First Day of Program: Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Mandatory Orientation and introduction to A & P online module from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at ESA. 
  • Online Module: Offsite (not at ESA): To be started May 2, 2023 and completed before Monday, May 29, 2023.
  • First Day of Classes at ESA: The didactic portion of the program (lectures and practical training) starts May 29, 2023. Schedule to be provided at  orientation.
  • Practicums:  Commence August/September 2023. Individual dates TBD.
  • End Date of Program: November 6, 2023

 

​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 Refresher

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- 2022

​​​​EMR Ref 2022-03 (Program Code): March 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • March 5 & 6, 2022 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • March 12 & 13, 2022- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022

​​​​EMR Ref 2022-07 (Program Code): July 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • July 16 & 17, 2022 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • July 23 & 24, 2022- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022

​​​​EMR Ref 2022-09 (Program Code): September 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • September 10 & 11, 2022 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • September 17 & 18, 2022- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022

​​​​EMR Ref 2022-12 (Program Code): December 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays) 

  • December 10 & 11, 2022 - theory online through ZOOM (not at ESA) - 0900hrs to 1600 hrs
  • December 17 & 18, 2022- practical training and final exam at ESA - 0800hrs - 1700 hrs
  • Application Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022

EMR "Entry to Practice" Exam Prep

EMR "Entry to Practice" Exam Prep Courses - 2022

Program Code: ​EMR ETP Exam Prep 2022-02 - Tuesday, February 8 & Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 & Thursday, February 10, 2022 at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • PLEASE NOTE- Additional session added for written exam practice. Please contact our Admin team to schedule a time to write exams at ESA during business hours.
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, February 3, 2022

Program Code: ​EMR ETP Exam Prep 2022-05 - May 3, 5 & 10, 2022 at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, April 28, 2022

Program Code: ​EMR ETP Exam Prep 2022-08 - Aug 2, 4, & 9, 2022  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
  • Thursday, Aug 4, 2022
  • Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, July 28, 2022 

Program Code: ​EMR ETP Exam Prep 2022-11 - Nov 1, 3 & 8, 2022  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022
  • Thursday, Nov 3, 2022
  • Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, Oct 27, 2022

PCP Refresher

PCP Refresher Course - 2022

PCP Ref 2022-09 - September 1, 2022 through December 23, 2022

  • Application Deadline:  Monday, August 29, 2022
  • Online Orientation through ZOOM: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Online Study - 14 weeks of online study with program materials provided September 1, 2022. Schedule of assignments will be provided September 1, 2022. Online study to be completed by December 11, 2022.
  • Review and practical training: begins December 12, 2022
  • December 12 to 16, 2022 practical training from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA
  •  December 19 to 23, 2022 practical training from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA .  Final examinations on December 23, 2022.

PCP Refresher Course - 2023

PCP Ref 2023-09 - September 5, 2023 through December 22, 2023

  • Application Deadline:  Friday, September 1, 2023
  • Online Orientation through ZOOM: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 5:00 pm
  • Online Study: - 14 weeks of online study with program materials provided September 5, 2023. Schedule of assignments will be provided September 5, 2023. Online study to be completed by December 10, 2023.
  • Review and practical training: begins December 11, 2023
  • December 11 to 15, 2023 practical training from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA. 
  • December 18 to 22, 2023 practical training from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ESA .  Final examinations on December 22, 2023.

PCP "Entry to Practice" Exam Prep

PCP "Entry to Practice" Exam Prep 2022

Program Code: ​PCP ETP 2022-02 - Tuesday, February 8 & Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 & Thursday, February 10, 2022 at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • PLEASE NOTE- Additional session added for written exam practice. Please contact our Admin team to schedule a time to write exams at ESA during business hours.
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, February 3, 2022

Program Code: ​PCP ETP 2022-05 - May 3, 5 & 10, 2022 at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022 
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, April 28, 2022

Program Code: ​PCP ETP 2022-08 - Aug 2, 4, & 9, 2022  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
  • Thursday, Aug 4, 2022
  • Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, July 28, 2022 

Program Code: ​PCP ETP 2022-11 - Nov 1, 3 & 8, 2022  at ESA - 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs

  • Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022
  • Thursday, Nov 3, 2022
  • Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 
  • Application Deadline- Thursday, Oct 27, 2022

NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue 1

NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1 - 2022

​Rope 2022-06 - Starts June 6, 2022

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 6 to Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 2022- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2022-03E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, May 30, 2022

Rope 2022-11 - Starts October 31, 2022

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, October 31 to Saturday, November 5, 2022- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 4, 2022- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2022-08E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 24, 2022

​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 - 2023

​Rope 2023-06 - Starts June 12, 2023

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, June 12 to Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, 2023- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2023-03E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, June 5, 2023

Rope 2023-10 - Starts October 30, 2023

  • Option 1- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- IFSAC/ Proboard- Monday, October 30 to Saturday, November 4, 2023- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 6 days.
  • Option 2- NFPA 1006: Rope Rescue 1- ESA Certificate Only- Monday, October 30 to Friday, November 3, 2023- 0900 to 1700 hrs, 5 days.
  • This is the week following Fire 2023-08E+.
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, October 23, 2023

​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.

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

 

 

Ice Rescue

Ice Rescue 2022

Ice Rescue 2022-03 - Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Application Deadline - Monday, March 7, 2022

FROM THE BEST...

"Applied to many processes (Edmonton, Strathcona, Medicine Hat) and worked many small jobs while I waited for responses (teaching first aid/CPR, oilfield medical/Fire for Scott Safety, worked as EMT-A with AHS IFT). I was and still am very pleased with my experience at ESA. I'm proud to say I came from ESA...All programs are very professional well put together and a lot of pride is taken into the teaching."
- Chad, Fire