Probationary Firefighter – Edmonton – 2023

NewJobIcon Probationary Firefighter - Edmonton - 2023
City of Edmonton
December 31, 2022
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type
January 31, 2023
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


The recruitment process for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is competitive, multi-stepped and extensive. Candidates who move successfully through all stages of the process are placed on an eligibility list for consideration to be hired as a firefighter. Advancement and placement are based on the applicant’s performance in each stage.

Due to Edmonton Fire Rescue Services' lengthy application process, among other reasons, we will be accepting applications for next year's recruitment cycle before finishing the hiring process for this year. This is a typical occurrence and consistent with hiring practices from previous years. Applications will be accepted between January 1 - 31, 2023 through the City of Edmonton careers site, for potential recruit classes to be hired the following year.

Minimum Qualifications

Details and dates will be updated and may be subject to change.

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant embraces and actively promotes the behaviour and values of an inclusive, diverse and respectful work environment
  • It is a requirement to obtain and maintain a City Driver's permit
  • An overall satisfactory driver's record is required upon hire
  • Hire is dependent upon a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check
  • Adequate physical fitness is required and is evaluated at the fitness test stage
  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly and concisely in English under stressful conditions

Required Certifications and Licences

You must upload the following documentation as part of your application. Documents from previous or other applications will not be considered. Please review this checklist of required documents prior to applying. Proof of enrollment will not be accepted.

Please upload ONLY the following documents:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum valid Alberta Class 3 Drivers' Licence with Air Brake Endorsement (or provincial equivalent) - due at time of hire

Plus, a minimum requirement of one of the following certifications valid at time of application:

  • Certified 80 hours Advanced First Aid Alberta (AFA) OHS approved course or provincial equivalent
  • Certified Medical Responder (MFR) — 80 hours AFA/OHS approved course
  • Current Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Primary Care Paramedic (PCP or EMT or EMT-A), or Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP or EMT-P) certification
    • Courses must be ACP approved and candidates must be eligible to apply for ACP registration (ACP approved courses are eligible for ACP registration for up to one year).
  • Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) registration or provincial equivalent
  • Bachelor of Nursing with active registration with the College and 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

Additional Application Considerations

  • Ability to carry out orders combined with the capacity to assess and act on one’s own initiative.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and excellent interpersonal, time management and customer service skills.
  • Awareness and ability to communicate inclusively and respectfully with diverse community members.
  • Embraces and actively promotes the behaviour and values of an inclusive, diverse and respectful work environment.
  • Recognition of the importance of mental health, and an attitude of empathy, respect and support for those facing mental health challenges.
  • Ability to engage in periods of intense and sustained physical activity. Ongoing commitment to physical fitness as well as mental and emotional health and resilience.
  • A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to fire, rescue, dangerous goods, building construction and EMS, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment is considered an asset.
  • Previous firefighting or emergency response experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience working or volunteering in one’s community or with racialized people and other equity-seeking groups is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and ability to navigate through a second language or sign language is considered an asset.

Additional Information

It is the applicant’s responsibility to address all application requirements, meet deadlines and be available to attend scheduled assessments.

During the recruitment process, applicants are responsible for the accuracy of the information they provide. If it is confirmed that information was withheld, falsified or misrepresented by any source, applicants will not be considered for employment. A confirmed misrepresentation could lead to an offer of employment being rescinded and/or dismissal at any point during employment.

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