Interested in filling a pair of our boots as a full time firefighter/paramedic?
If you are looking for a rewarding career as part of a supportive team with a family atmosphere, we want to hear from you. The time is now to make a change and start your new adventure with Spruce Grove Fire Services.
Fire and EMS services from Strathcona County, City of St. Albert and City of Spruce Grove have joined efforts and will conduct a regional recruit. Qualified candidates interested in working for a fully integrated fire and EMS service will have the opportunity to submit their resume during the active recruit in 2018.
The joint recruit competition opens in early 2018. Resumes will only be accepted during this time. The joint recruit includes Strathcona County, City of St. Albert and City of Spruce Grove. Applications for the current recruit are being accepted online only. No paper applications will be accepted.
A career with a fully integrated fire and emergency medical service (EMS) service is exciting, fulfilling, diverse and challenging. We are ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dedicated teams of emergency services professionals (from Strathcona County, City of St. Albert and City of Spruce Grove) save lives and protect property by responding quickly and effectively. If you thrive on teamwork, want to help those in need, and have a desire to contribute to your community, consider applying today. Complete a self-evaluation questionnaire.
Things to consider before applying
Before you submit your firefighter application, take the time to learn all you can about the job and requirements. Familiarize yourself with the job tasks and the different steps in the selection process. Do your homework; better to be over prepared than unprepared.
- Although exciting, this is also a dangerous job. You may be exposed to many hazardous conditions, loud noises, and contaminants, and have to work in extreme temperatures.
- You need to be prepared to travel (if required) to complete various testing events. It is not always possible to participate in multiple tests in one trip.
- A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring your personal wellness is essential to ensuring personal safety and longevity. Make sure you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of this career.
- Ethical behaviour and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success in the hiring process.
- An ability to carry out orders at emergencies, combined with the capacity to assess and act on own initiative and/or work effectively as part of a team.
- Job fit is one of many critical factors considered in our decision making processes. Successful completion of all steps in the process does not ensure a job offer.
- You must be able to follow and act on complex oral and written instructions; you will be evaluated on these skills throughout our assessments.
- A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to fire, rescue, dangerous goods and EMS, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment
- Your demeanour and input throughout the selection process are taken into consideration as part of the final hiring decision.
Minimum qualifications for applying to be a Firefighter
You must meet the following minimum qualifications on the date you submit your application.
You must have one of the following certifications:
- Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)
- Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP), with NFPA 1001-Level II
- 2nd year Advanced Care Paramedic student
- Primary Care Paramedic (PCP), with NFPA 1001-Level II
And the following minimum qualifications must be met:
- Hold a High School Diploma or GED.
- Currently registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics as an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) or Primary Care Paramedic (PCP).
- Hold a valid Class 4 drivers license.
- Have the ability to successfully obtain, and maintain, a vulnerable sector police information check.
- Ability to pass physical and medical standards, including eyesight and audible, as outlined in the NFPA standard.
- Driver's abstract with six demerits or fewer.
The following qualifications are preferred, but not mandatory:
- A valid Class 3 drivers license and Air Brake (Q) endorsement (a condition of employment)
- Current ITLS certification.
- Current PALS certification.
- Current ACLS certification.
Please refer to the list of pre-existing medical conditions which would be considered disqualifying.
Please read our FAQs if you have any other quetsions about the recruitment process.