FireMedic – Red Deer – 2021

FireMedic - Red Deer - 2021
Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
May 7, 2021
Red Deer, Canada
Job Type
May 24, 2021
Work Hours
Shift Work


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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Additional Information

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.

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