Firefighter and dispatcher at a career fair

Check out the recruitment events we have to help you start your career in Strathcona County Emergency Services. 

Recruitment information day

Next event is February 24, 2024

This is your chance to get up close with firefighter/paramedics, recruiters, equipment and experience some of the physical activities you will be required to do during the physical exam.

Please sign up for a time:

10 a.m. session

11 a.m. session

12 p.m. Panel discussion - see details and sign up below

1 p.m. session

2 p.m. session

Each session is approximately 60 minutes and includes:

  • a presentation where you learn about the process, the department and have the opportunity to ask questions 

  • various stations will be set up putting participants through different physical activities in bunker gear.

    • Participants are asked to wear workout attire and bring boots (steel toed are preferred) and gloves.

    • You must be over 18 years of age to participate in physical activities. 

  • EMS station with SIMs and you can ask questions about the medical knowledge and scenario testing. 

  • various info booths on our specialty teams and wellness programs. 

  • a tour of Fire Station 6. 

This event is for those who are serious about a career with Strathcona County Emergency Services now, or in the future. Participants should be currently enrolled or planning to be enrolled in a paramedic or EMT program.

Panel discussion

Join us at 12 noon for a panel discussion with a Deputy Chief, Human Resources Talent Aquisition, IAFF Local 2461 representative and one of our probationary members of the department. This will be a great opportunity to complement the other recruitment sessions to ask further questions, get different perspectives and tips on how to prepare for the process. 

Sign up for the panel discussion

Watch the video below to see what you will experience during the event!

CTV On-location with Emily Olsen for the recruitment information event

Virtual information session

Attend a virtual information session with members of Emergency Services and Human Resources. Learn about the application process, requirements and ask questions.

Next virtual session will be March 7, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up for the virtual session

Please sign up by March 6. The session will be recorded and posted.

Watch a recording of a session held on March 7, 2023

Career fairs and presentations

Find us at a variety of different opportunities!

If your school, sports team or organization is interested in having a recruitment presentation from Emergency Services contact us.


Ride along program

This program is available to those that are paramedics or are currently enrolled in a paramedic or EMR program. Complete the Ride Along Observer Program form (82.2 KB) , scan and email it to Community Safety

Please allow up to three weeks for your application to be processed.

Have questions?

Contact Emergency Services for questions about the department

Contact Human Resources for questions about the recruitment process

Subscribe to the firefighter/paramedic recruitment newsletter

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 06, 2024
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