Firefighter – Edmonton – 2021

Firefighter - Edmonton - 2021
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
May 2, 2021
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type
May 31, 2021 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
$29.334 ­- $50.282 (Hourly); $64,311 -­ $110,238 (Annually)
Work Hours
10-hour day shifts and 14-hour night shifts, on a 4 platoon shift schedule, averaging 42 hours per week


Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) Firefighters are a proud group of professionals leading their peers across the continent. Every day, Edmonton firefighters demonstrate excellence across the spectrum of duties – on service calls, through collaboration, building relationships with our community and through our commitment to protecting the safety of our citizens. We will look for your commitment to our four core values as you help ensure a safe and secure Edmonton for everybody in this dynamic, diverse community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Extinguish and mitigate fires under hazardous and difficult conditions
  • Respond to and mitigate emergency situations safely and efficiently
  • Administer life-saving medical aid
  • Respond to dangerous goods incidents
  • Perform rescue and extrication operations
  • Demonstrate well-developed problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and concisely
  • Provide excellent customer service and time management skills
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with Edmonton’s diverse communities, the public and colleagues, including actively participating in ensuring EFRS continues to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization
  • Demonstrate leadership by observing, identifying, and communicating regarding mental health matters
  • Show willingness to participate in mental health sessions and counseling for the development and maintenance of positive and resilient mental health
  • Personal health habits that develop and maintain resiliency
  • Collaborate and work effectively and respectfully in a diverse team, including participation in group projects and discussions, physical fitness, training and in-station activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED
  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • Hire is dependent upon a pre-employment medical examination in accordance with the NFPA 1582 document
  • Meet the physical demands of the position
  • Successful applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Valid Alberta Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement or higher (or Provincial equivalent) at time of hire; Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of High School Diploma/GED
  • And a minimum requirement of one of the following certifications valid at the time of application
    • Certified 80 hrs Advanced First Aid (AFA) Alberta OHS approved course or provincial equivalent
    • Certified Medical First Responder (MFR) - 80 hrs AFA OHS approved course
    • Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) registration or provincial equivalent
    • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or Primary Care Paramedic (PCP or EMT or EMT-A) or Advanced Care Paramedic (EMT-P) certification, courses must be ACP approved and candidates must be eligible to apply for  ACP registration (you are eligible to apply for general registration if you have graduated from an approved education program and are within one year of completing your ACP approved course) or provincial equivalent
    • Bachelor of Nursing with active registration with the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or provincial equivalent
    • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) or provincial equivalent

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