Firefighter – Edmonton (AB) – 2024

NewJobIcon Firefighter - Edmonton (AB) - 2024
City of Emonton
January 1, 2024
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type
Jan 31, 2024 11:59:00 PM (MST)
$29.334 ­- $50.282 (Hourly); $64,311.860 -­ $110,238.260 (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 team of dedicated professionals committed to protecting the lives, property, and environment of our citizens 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We 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.   


Up to 50 permanent full-time positions

Duties and Responsibilities

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

  • Combat, extinguish, and mitigate fires under emergency conditions
  • Respond to and mitigate emergencies safely and efficiently
  • Administer emergency medical aid
  • Respond to dangerous goods incidents
  • Perform rescue and extrication operations
  • Work under potentially hazardous, physically and psychologically demanding conditions
  • Communicate effectively, respectfully and inclusively with members of the diverse public at all times

Minimum Qualifications

  • Resume  (We've got you covered! - FireRecruitment Custom Resume)
  • Proof of High School Diploma or equivalent/higher education
  • Proof of ONE of the following - Must be valid and/or completed at the time of application:
    Note: Proof of enrollment is not considered valid

    • 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
    • To check if your certification is considered equivalent, refer to this document.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to: fire, rescue, dangerous goods, building construction and Emergency Management Services, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment would be considered an asset
  • Previous firefighting or emergency response experience is considered an asset
  • Experience and/or lived experience working with diverse communities, groups and/or organizations (i.e. ethno-cultural, equity-setting, racialized, faith-based, LGBTQ2S+, vulnerable, marginalized, persons with disabilities, and persons across all age groups) is an asset
  • Knowledge and proficiency in a second language or sign language is an asset
  • Knowledge, training and/or education related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
  • Previous Indigenous awareness training
  • Previous experience, training and/or delivering projects on topics such as anti-racism and implicit bias

Additional Information

What does success look like in this role?

  • Embrace and actively promote the behavior and values of an inclusive, diverse and respectful work environment
  • Recognition of the importance of mental health and a commitment to approaching it with empathy, respect, and support for those facing mental health challenges
  • Ability to follow orders effectively but also the capacity to independently assess situations and take appropriate action
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. This encompasses exceptional interpersonal skills, effective time management, and a strong focus on delivering outstanding customer service
  • Ability to collaborate seamlessly within a team and effectively contribute towards a shared goal and objective
  • Leadership skills that showcase: strong communication, decision-making, problem-solving collaboration, adaptability, compassion, integrity and ethics to uphold high standards.  A commitment to continuous learning and development to stay updated on best practices is essential
  • Ability to engage in extended periods of intense and demanding physical activity. A dedication to maintaining optimal physical fitness levels, as well as, nurturing mental and emotional well-being and resilience
  • Integrated and Excellent - able to foster an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.  For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit

Qualifications required at the time of hire: *Successful candidates will receive prompts to complete these steps only when required*

  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton and is a requirement of this position, there may be a cost associated with this requirement
  • Hire is dependent upon a pre-employment medical examination per the NFPA 1582 document
  • Meet the physical demands of the position
  • Hire is dependent upon obtaining and maintaining a Valid Alberta Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement or higher (or Provincial equivalent) before the time of hire; Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact [email protected].


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