Considering a career as a firefighter/paramedic?
It isn't just a career... it's a calling.
A career with a fully integrated fire and emergency medical service (EMS) 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 save lives and protect property by responding quickly and effectively. If you thrive on teamwork, love a diverse job, want to help those in need, and have the desire to contribute to your community, consider a career as a firefighter/paramedic.
Check out each of the pages below to learn more about how to join Strathcona County Emergency Services.
Why choose Strathcona County Emergency Services
Strathcona County Emergency Services is an exciting and diverse integrated department. Over 250 staff proudly wear the uniform, and they are committed to the safety and care of those they serve.
The application process can take up to six months to complete and includes a series of steps including various testing.
Next application process starts in March 2024.
Tips on how to prepare
Preparation will help to set you up for a successful process. Check out these resources available to help you prepare for the physical, knowledge and interviews. There is also answers to some frequently asked questions and information on how to prepare for a career as a firefighter/paramedic in the future.
Recruit training and career development
Learn about the 14-week recruit training program in Strathcona County Emergency Services.
Being a firefighter/paramedic is also a commitment to career-long training and development. It includes physical training, skills development, certifications and leadership training.
Upcoming recruitment events
Check out the recruitment events available to help you start your career in Emergency Services with Strathcona County. From open houses to presentations to ride alongs.