Applications for programs and courses at ESA can be submitted now.  However, selection and acceptance dates differ between programs so please check out the prerequisites and apply early!

Applicants to ESA must be at least 18 years of age and in good physical condition.

Transcripts of Grade 12 High School Diploma/GED/equivalent, or higher education are required for EMR, EMT/PCP and Fire Programs.

Mature Students 
Students who do not meet the above admission requirement for existing education may be considered for EMR, EMT/PCP and/or Fire Programs at ESA.  Submit an application including details about the level of education achieved, and apply as a mature student. Such applications and documentation will be forwarded to the ESA Registrar for review.  Applicants must sign a waiver stating they are applying without a GED or HS transcript and that they are aware future employers may require same.

Please refer to the Application Packages on this website for Accessory Courses.  These list the prerequisites and procedures for each program and course.

Questions? Want to apply? Contact us today.


""To all of you from ESA who were instrumental in 0909, I want to say thank you. A couple weeks ago my chief handed me a red helmet, lieutenant badge, and radio. ESA 0909 was such a critical part of allowing me to have some success as a firefighter, and now as a fire officer. Thank you for your investment in providing solid and passionate training to the fire service. I, for one, appreciate it more than I can say, but I will say, thank you." Message received from Chris - Fire 0909. Congratulations Chris!"
-Chris, Fire 0909