FireMedic – Red Deer – 2021
Working in a team environment, the FireMedic is a progressively responsible position for a registered professional emergency responder functioning in multidisciplinary roles that include fire suppression, medical, rescue and hazardous material incidents as well as providing non-emergency services to the community.
- Possesses registered professional status at the EMT-P/Advanced Care Paramedic designation or in the final year of a recognized EMT-P/Advanced Care Paramedic program.
- Must possess a valid Alberta Driver's License with less than 5 demerits and no license suspensions in the last 2 years. (Class 4 with Q endorsement)
- Must be able to perform work related duties while wearing a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
- Must be able to perform work from heights in various situations as required.
- Ability to effectively use all personal protective devices and clothing supplied by the Department.
- Demonstrate proficient use of a computer and numerous software programs.(Microsoft Office, others).
- Must pass a criminal record check.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
- Possess a valid Alberta Driver's License (Class 1 or 3)
- Certificates or Diplomas in areas of study applicable to emergency services work
- Demonstrate progression towards and or completion of certification in directly related areas of service delivery. (NFPA 1001 Level II.)
- Demonstrate a continuous progression towards completion of certifications in directly related areas of service delivery. (NFPA 1002, NFPA 1072 (HAZMAT Operations), NFPA 1006 (Technical Rescuer Operations)
- Preference will be given to those with a minimum of 1 year on duty experience in emergency services with an emphasis on emergency response intervention programs that include fire suppression, rescue, EMS.
- Volunteer experience and community involvement.
Specific Demands of the Job:
- Must be physically fit and have the ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
- May be required to work overtime when necessary and be able to immediately report to work beyond scheduled work days.
- Proven ability to perform work and meet objectives during stressful situations.
- Proven ability to modify approach and behaviour to effectively deal with specific situations, individuals or groups in various work environments.
Affiliation: IAFF, Local 1190
Hours of Work: 42 hours a week on a 4-day on and 4-day off rotation; 2-10 hour day shifts and 2-14 hour night shifts; following the initial training period.
Information Session: All interested candidates are welcome to join an information session about a career with Red Deer Emergency Services that will include outlining all steps associated with the recruitment process on the following dates: May 25 at 1800hrs and May 29 at 1100hrs. These sessions will be hosted virtually, to register for one of these sessions please email [email protected]
Shortlisted Candidates: If you are shortlisted for this position; you will be contacted by Human Resources and booked for an Aptitude test the week of May 31 -June 4 in Red Deer, you will also be instructed to register and complete the U of A physical testing on one of the following dates: June 7-8, and June 14-18. Interviews will be completed virtually between June 14 and June 18.
*You will be required to pay for the U of A testing; and if you are successful at securing employment with us, you will be reimbursed.