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EMR Emergency Medical Responder

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Are you interested in a career in emergency medical services (EMS)? Would you like to take a step towards being an Emergency Medical Technician/ Primary Care Paramedic or Advanced Care Paramedic? The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) program is the first level of education and training for EMS practitioners in Alberta. 

EMR is an excellent introduction to EMS and provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for students continuing on to Emergency Medical Technician/Primary Care Paramedic programs in Alberta. It is also often a prerequisite for those seeking a career in the fire service.

Our EMR Program for 2019 has been approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) and is licensed with the Private Career Colleges branch, Alberta Learning.  

Questions?    Contact us today.   

Delivery Full-time (Monday to Friday)
Program Length 7 weeks: 3 Weeks Online Study + 4 Weeks Face to Face
Class Size Minimum 8; Maximum 24
Next Program Start Date August 25, 2020

Program Details

*****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.

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 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 

**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

  • Graduates of the ESA EMR program will be proficient as per the Paramedic Association of Canada definition of proficiency, to the standards and competencies outlined by the National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP) for Emergency Medical Responder. 
  • Staff, faculty, partners, and students of ESA will be provided with a safe and respectful working and learning environment.
  • Learning at ESA will be supported through provision of access for students to experienced, qualified faculty, and the support and guidance of professional administrative staff.
  • Achievement of proficiency will be supported through access to high quality learning materials and equipment, effective instructor to student ratios, and appropriate practical training environments. 
  • Professional development of ESA students and graduates will be enhanced through ESA’s demonstrated commitment to patient focused, evidence-based EMS, modeling of a team based approach to public safety, and an established culture of accountability to ethical and professional standards.

There are definite advantages to taking your EMR training at ESA:

  • The ESA EMR Program is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP).
  • Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) exam success rates for ESA students are excellent.
  • Low student to instructor ratios for practical training are maintained.
  • ESA instructors are career Fire Fighters, EMT/PCPs, Advanced Care Paramedics and Physicians.
  • ESA uses a case based program design.
  • Face to face learning is supplemented by online learning.    
  • The ESA EMR Program is licensed by the Private Career Colleges Branch of Alberta Advanced Education.

Accreditation

The ESA Emergency Medical Responder Program is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) and is licensed by the Private Career Colleges Branch, Alberta Advanced Education.

 

 

Credentials Awarded

  • ESA Emergency Medical Responder Certificate
  • BLS Provider Certificate (Heart & Stroke Foundation)
  • ITLS Basic Certificate (ITLS)
  • Driving Component (Corequisite)- APDOC Certificate (Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course) issued by APDOC Provider.

Prerequisites 

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Transcripts of Grade 12 High School Diploma/ GED/ equivalent or post-secondary education. As of January 1, 2019, this must include- English 30, Math 10 and Biology 30 or equivalent.
  • CPR- dated within one year as of the first day of the program, accepted courses include- BLS Provider, CPR Level C or Health Care Provider
  • ​Standard First Aid Certificate- dated within three years as of the first day of the program
  • Driver’s License- Class 5 minimum. 

Mature Students- If you are applying as a Mature Student, submit an updated resume and  transcript that includes your highest level of education completed in English, Math and Sciences.

**Driving Component (Corequisite)-

  • Register with CTEC,  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.
  • It is recommended that you participate in an APDOC course following your EMR Program, although, you can choose to participate in an APDOC course prior to your EMR program. Both the EMR and APDOC must be successfully completed within 6 months.

**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.

 

 

Application

To apply for the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program at ESA, you must use the ESA application package from this website. There are two files to download near the top of this page.  Click on:

  • Download Alberta Enrolment Contract EMR
  • Download ESA Application 

It is the responsibility of an applicant to ensure an application submitted to ESA is complete:

  • Application is filled out and signed
  • Prerequisites are complete and included
  • Payment is included
  • Alberta Enrolment Contract is completed, signed and dated.  

An applicant is not accepted into an EMR Program until a complete application has been processed and approved by ESA.  This includes a signed Enrolment Contract (a copy may be included in application; original signed copy of the contract must be submitted to ESA before classes start at ESA). 

Applicants will be accepted into the program until the application deadline or until the maximum class size of 24 is reached. At the maximum, students can be added to a wait list or select an alternate EMR program.

Mature Students

Mature Students may be accepted into an EMR Program at ESA.

If you do not meet the educational requirements, please contact ESA to request a Mature Student Application form.  

Forward your completed Mature Student Application form to info@ESAcanada.com for review by the Registrar. You will be advised if you may proceed with an application to an EMR Program as a mature student.

2020 EMR Fees 

  • Administration Fee:     $125.00
  • Program Materials Fee (5% GST included):     $470.00
  • Tuition Fee (including Registration Fee of $500.00):     $2,400.00
  • Total EMR Fees- Payable to ESA:     $2,995.00
  • Additional Driving Component (Corequisite) Fee- Payable Directly to CTEC for APDOC : $1,150.00 + GST.

Payment of ESA Fees for EMR:

  • First Payment for EMR - Administration Fee ($125.00) + Program Materials Fee ($470.00) + Registration Fee ($500.00 credited to tuition) for a total payment of $1,095.00. This payment must be submitted with the Application to ESA.  
  • Registration Fee is credited towards Tuition. 
  • Second payment for EMR - Balance of Tuition Fees $1,900.00.  Due at the Mandatory Orientation at ESA.  

ESA may only accept the second payment before the Orientation at ESA if the fee is paid by a third party such as a government agency approved by the Private Career Colleges Branch. Third party payments may be made as a single payment covering all fees before the program at ESA.

Refund of Fees

  • Administration Fee: Non-refundable.
  • Program Materials Fee: Non-refundable once Online Learning has been accessed.
  • Registration Fee: If the Enrolment Contract with ESA is cancelled within five business days of signing, the Registration Fee is refunded. After five business days, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • Tuition Fees: The EMR Program at ESA is licensed by the Private Career Colleges Branch, Alberta Advanced Education. Cancellation and refund policies for the EMR Program are made in accordance with Section 17(1) Private Vocational Training Regulation. Any refunds of tuition fees depend on the percentage of training provided as of the withdrawal date and are listed in the Enrolment Contract signed by ESA and the student.

Methods of Payment:  All program fees are payable to Emergency Services Academy Ltd. Payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Debit Card. Cash payments must be for the correct amount as ESA does not keep any cash onsite.

Funds may be transferred to Emergency Services Academy Ltd. by INTERAC e-Transfer using the ESA email address:  e-Transfers@ESAcanada.com

Tuition Fees: Include EMR lectures and labs.

Online Learning: Students will receive an access code and course ID to access their online resources at the Mandatory Orientation.

EMR Fees provide accidental health and dental insurance coverage for students while attending ESA classes, off-site training and during practical assignments. EMR students are not covered under Workers Compensation.

Additional Expenses for the EMR Program & Additional Equipment Required

Stethoscope 

Students are required to have their own stethoscope for the EMR Program. This is not included in Program Materials Fees nor supplied by ESA.   

Safety Glasses

Safety glasses provide eye protection during practical training involving bodily fluids such as blood. 

Optional Expenses

Equipment is provided by ESA for students' use during the EMR Program. Purchase of optional equipment may include:

  • a mini maglite
  • universal scissors
  • a watch

Post Graduate Costs - Alberta College of Paramedics ("ACP") Fees

Registration as an EMR at the provincial or territorial level may be required before graduates can work as an EMR in Canada. Please confirm requirements and costs with the regional governing body in the area where you plan to work.

In Alberta, EMR graduates must pass the ACP provincial exam and be registered with ACP before they are licensed to work as EMRs in Alberta. The ACP exam must be written within one year of graduating from the EMR Program.

ACP fees for 2020 are listed on the ACP website. 

Provincial exam dates are scheduled by ACP throughout the year and are independent of training at ESA. Exam dates and current fees are listed on the ACP website.

Funding

The EMR Program at ESA is not eligible for Canada Student Loans and provincial loans and grants, as the period of study is shorter than the minimum 12 weeks required under these programs.   

For suggestions for alternate funding such as RESPs, please refer to Student Services on this website: www.esacanada.com/student-services#financial-aid

Curriculum

Online Learning

ESA's EMR Program includes online learning which is to be completed in advance of the first day of the program at ESA and ongoing throughout the program.

Students will receive an access code and course ID to access their online resources at the Mandatory Orientation.

Program Hours

The EMR program at ESA includes twenty full-time days and 200 hours of instruction.

Program Hours:

Mandatory Orientation- 3 hours

The following information will be reviewed at the orientation:

  • Program Materials
  • Login information for online access to Google Classroom
  • Login information for online access to JBLearning textbook and quizzes
  • Pre Study material and expectations
  • Program Schedule
  • Mark weighting
  • Didactic requirements
  • Practical requirements
  • Fitness requirements
  • Mental Health requirements
  • Patient Engagement requirements
  • Driving Component (Corequisite)
  • Daily Expectations

Online Learning-  Pre-Study hours - 32 hours

  • Students will receive their pre-study material at the orientation. Students must complete a pre-study assignment and an Anatomy & Physiology online course prior to the the first day of the program. On the first day of the program, students will submit their assignment and write an exam covering the pre-study material.
  • Students will need to complete online reading, chapter review and chapter quizzes.

Theory & Practical at ESA- 140 hours

  • Theory includes a combination of online learning and face to face lectures. Practical training includes scenarios, skill stations and high fidelity simulation.
  • Includes CPR recertification & ITLS Basic certification

Patient Engagement at ESA- 16 hours

  • EMR students will participate in high fidelity PCP scenarios throughout the program. Students will be required to assist in moving the patient, stretcher handling, obtaining vitals signs and patient history. Students will also be required to work as a team with other “healthcare providers” as well as develop a rapport with the patient.
  • Other options for Patient Engagement may include assessments on Fire or PCP students, interacting with clients at the Robin Hood Association or residents at Seniors Residences or blood pressure clinics in public facilities.

Fitness- 12 hours (minimum)

  • Students will be provided with a customized fitness plan developed by a professional fitness trainer. The fitness plan will include a variety of strength and cardiovascular workouts. Students will be required to complete and log a minimum of 12 hours of fitness training during the program, on their own time.  Sample strength and cardio workouts are included in the EMR Google Classroom program. Students are encouraged to also engage in other physical fitness activities.

Driving Component (Corequisite)- 40 hours

The Alberta Paramedicine Driver Operator Course ("APDOC") is required for the completion of the EMR Program.

  • APDOC training is a 5 day demerit point reduction course approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics.
  • The course consists of 2 days of classroom theory and 3 days of practical exercises. These exercises cover vehicle inspections, defensive driving and skid recovery in a driving simulator.
  • On track exercises are performed in an ambulance to assist in the knowledge of vehicle dimensions, and cornering techniques. The exercises are practiced on a secure, closed course being supervised by highly experienced Advanced Driver Training Instructors. These exercises provide precise training with a complete understanding and control of the vehicle dynamics.

EMR Program Content

The following lessons and labs are included in the theory and practical training at ESA:

  • CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Pre-hospital Care
  • Legalities
  • Patient Assessment
  • Vital Signs
  • History Taking
  • Patient Management Simulation (Scenarios)
  • Pharmacology for the EMR
  • Medication Administration
  • Airway Management
  • Moving the Patient
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Shock
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Chest Trauma
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Poisonings and Overdoses
  • Burns
  • Bites and Stings
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Geriatric Emergencies
  • Psychological Emergencies
  • Mental Health for the First Responder
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Aeromedical Patients
  • The Ambulance
  • Multi Casualty Incidents
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Vehicle Extrication Theory

ESA Exams

  • EMR Essentials Exam
  • HSF - BLS Provider
  • ITLS Basic
  • Midterm
  • Final Exam
  • Final Skills Evaluation
  • Final Scenario Evaluation

Alberta College of Paramedics- Provincial Registration Examination

Graduates of the ESA EMR Program may apply for Provisional Registration as an EMR with the Alberta College of Paramedics. Once registered, graduates may apply to take the Provincial Registration Examination. Upon successful completion of the Provincial Registration Examination, you will receive an EMR Practice Permit and be added to the General Register.

 

Thanks for the Referral!

If a new student is accepted into an EMR, PCP or Professional Fire Fighter Program at ESA, and lists the name of a former/current ESA student on their original application form in response to the question "How did you learn about ESA?", then we will e-transfer the former/current ESA student. Referrals are paid out semi-annually. Our way of saying “Thanks for the referral!”

Referrals for EMR are $50.

 

Employment Standards

ESA is committed to providing a quality program that will produce a confident and competent EMR. Our graduates are employed by industry, ambulance services and fire departments.

EMRs work in all areas including rural and remote locations where they may provide the highest level of pre-hospital care. Many are involved with volunteer service organizations.

EMR is often a prerequisite for employment in Fire, EMS or integrated Fire/EMS services in Canada.  

ESA Graduates

Recent EMR graduates are working for various EMS, Fire and industrial services in Canada. Many of our EMR graduates have also taken our Professional Fire Fighter Program or Primary Paramedic Program and with the two/ three certifications, are successful in their applications to work for large emergency services departments.

Employment places for ESA EMR graduates include:

  • Alberta Health Services, Alberta
  • Arctic Response Canada Ltd., Yellowknife NT
  • Associated Ambulance
  • CALA Safety, Lac La Biche AB
  • Calgary Fire Department, Calgary AB
  • Canadian Industrial Paramedics, Edmonton AB
  • City of North Bay Fire Department, North Bay ON
  • Devon Fire Rescue, Devon AB
  • Echo Medical, Safety & Training, Edson AB
  • Edmonton Emergency Response Department, Edmonton AB
  • Edmonton Fire Rescue, Edmonton AB
  • Firemaster
  • HSE Integrated, Whitecourt AB; Grande Prairie AB
  • Interhospital Ambulance Services (IHAS), Edmonton AB
  • IPSEMS, Nisku AB
  • Koala-T First Aid Services, Dawson Creek BC
  • Leading Edge Medical Services
  • Marmot Ski Basin, Jasper AB
  • Maskwacis Ambulance Authority
  • Mud Creek Medics, Rocky Mountain House AB
  • Rocky Mountain Medical Mobile Services, Edson AB
  • Scott Safety
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd., Edmonton AB
  • Strathcona County Emergency Services, Sherwood Park AB
  • Team Alberta Lacrosse Medical
  • Vegreville Emergency Services, Vegreville AB

​If you are a graduate of our EMR Program and successful in finding employment, please contact ESA so that we can maintain current records.

 

  • Coworkers who work in the emergency services told me that ESA was "the king of all EMR schools". ESA prepares its students the best for their ACP exams.  (Sarah, EMR 1501C)
  • I really enjoyed the knowledge and expertise that the instructors possessed. They created a focused environment with the drive to learn and develop. (Ian, EMR 1501B)
  • Instructors were great. Doing hands on scenarios was very helpful. (Morgan - EMR 1104)
  • Excellent instructors and facilities, and extremely professional. Loved the course and was very well prepared for the ACP Exam. (Andrea - EMR 1107)
  • I learned a lot and I am looking forward to taking my Professional Fire Fighter program and EMT course at ESA in the near future! I will highly recommend ESA for EMS/Fire training to anyone interested. (Adam - EMR 1104)
  • [I enjoyed] the hands on learning and different perspectives of the instructors. I was also pleased with the pre-study quizzes. They really encouraged the students to be diligent and stay on course. If we were having trouble with anything, it was very clear that extra help was always available. (EMR 1107B)
  • I'm convinced that ESA's tough love learning system is the best in Alberta. (Michael - EMR 1301C)
  • Fast paced program with good delivery. (Gordon - EMR 1311A)
  • I really enjoyed the EMR program.  It was very challenging but I felt it prepared me well both for the ACP exam and for the EMS industry. (Kirsetn - EMR 1311B)
  • Your program was awesome.  I had found training related employment before joining the army as a Medical Technician, and am currently stationed in Borden, Ontario.  (Naomi - EMR 1207)
  • Working in industry is very eye-opening.  I was one of the very, very few EMRs to work in a clinic...with Paramedics who were willing to teach and help me along.  (Jesse - EMR 1305)
  • I really enjoy my career as an EMR.  I work full-time in the Oil & Gas industry.  Thank you for the excellent training.  Cheers! (Connie - EMR 1308)
  • Really good instruction! Wouldn't change anything about having different teachers everyday. It's nice to fill the toolbox from everyone!
    (Linda - EMR 1503B)
  • The instructors are great, they're fun, share lots of real life experience, and give the class a relaxed atmosphere. The "real" scenarios and MCIs were an amazing shift in perspective from the stiff word for word surveys we practiced,to learning to apply it effectively in stressful and dynamic situations.
    (Michael - EMR 1503B)
  • I am definitely happy I chose ESA for the EMR program, don't think I could've gotten better instruction anywhere else. (Ramsey - EMR 1809)
  • Loved the course and the instructor. No questions went unanswered! (Conner - EMR 1809)
  • I really enjoyed learning from instructors who are currently in the field, and have a ton of real world stories/experience to share with the lessons. (Niklaus - EMR 1810)
  • I really enjoyed the EMR program. I loved having a variety of instructors with different backgrounds and experiences and I felt like it was a great atmosphere overall. The format of the classes made for very practical learning. (Lindsay - EMR 1801)
  • I enjoyed the real life experience of all instructors, the daily scenarios were a lot of fun, every day flew by. (Shane - EMR 1810)
  • *very hands on *brilliant instructors *great admin staff *high expectations *team like structure *t shirts *instructors were always respectful of students and each other (Jenica- EMR 1810)
  • The half days of scenarios were a blast and all the skill stations were a lot of fun, along with the teachers because every single teacher was friendly and super helpful. (Cole - EMR 1902)
  • I enjoy the content and the scenario practice a lot, the instructors and environment were very positive. (Aidan - EMR 1902)
  • I enjoyed the small classes which really ensured that teacher to student ratio was good. (Calista - EMR 1905)
  • The hands on work and slides were fantastic. The instructors are very knowledgeable and patient. (Amanda - EMR 1906)
  • it was a great introduction to the emergency services field. the information was always interesting and i never found myself bored. the instructors were amazing. (Natalie - EMR 1906)
  • I really enjoyed the amount of hands-on experience we got with this course. The instructors were all very clear, concise, and helpful with any questions I had! (Tina - EMR 1907)
  • The EMR program was very well put together, the instructors were very helpful and easy to get along with and willing to take the time to help every student succeed. I had a lot of fun during this course. (Sally - EMR 1907)
  • I enjoyed how small my class was and how hands on the learning and training was. (Jeremy - EMR 1908)
  • I loved the instructors, all were very nice, helpful, and funny. Scenario practice helped a lot! (Cassandra - EMR 1911)
  • Nearly everything about the program was great. Having different, active duty instructors coming through and sharing their knowledge and experiences was extremely valuable. The equipment was well maintained and utilized. The facility was clean and professional looking. (Cailtin - EMR 1911)
  • The instructors were what made the learning experience so enjoyable. (McKenna, EMR 1911)

FROM THE BEST...

"I would recommend ESA for fire fighter training because I was trained by real fire fighters not just people who could read out of a text book "
- Adam, Fire 0809