Emergency Services recruitment information
The joint recruit includes Strathcona County, City of St. Albert and City of Spruce Grove.
Volunteer opportunities? Fire fighting duties are performed by paid staff. Part-time (on-call) Firefighter/First Responders are paid on an hourly basis. At this time, there are no volunteer opportunities for fire fighters.
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Employment with Strathcona County Emergency Services is both extremely challenging and rewarding. Our Human Resource Development policy is in place to allow Members opportunity for advancement throughout their career.
Fire crews, both full-time and part-time, are led by a Fire Officer and work as a team at a variety of incidents. Although each team member has specific functions, individuals must be able to use their own judgment and foresight to help others and protect themselves.
Communication Operators, both full-time and part-time, are supervised by a Communication Officer. The Operators work as a team in a Regional Centre, processing emergency requests from over 40 municipalities in Northeast Alberta.
Please note: Ride-alongs are suspended indefinitely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SCES offers the opportunity for any interested paramedic, EMT or EMR student to participate in a ride-along. You are required to fill out the following forms:
- Ride Along Observer Program - Application (100.9 KB)
- Ride Along Observer Program - Waiver & Release (73.8 KB)
You can either drop off your filled out application & release forms to Fire Station 6 or phone 780-467-5216 if you have any questions. It takes approximately three weeks to process your request.
Strathcona County has established a policy whereby all applications for employment with Emergency Services will be accepted within a specified time frame, known as a recruitment period. It is only during such periods that Emergency Services invites applications from qualified persons. Positions and timelines will be posted on this website and may be advertised in local and regional media. All applications submitted during a recruitment period will be reviewed.
Emergency Services selects all candidates on the basis of merit.