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Recruitment and Careers

 

 

 

A career as a Lethbridge Paramedic/firefighter includes:

  • ​EMS   
  • Firefighting
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazmat Team
  • Water Rescue Team
  • High Angle/Confined Space Team  

PLEASE CHECK BACK AS HIRING IS PLANNED FOR EARLY 2019.  


 
 

To sign up for alerts when firefighter jobs are posted on our website: 

  1. Navigate to https://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Career-Opportunities/Pages/default.aspx            
  2. Select "External job postings"
  3. Under location select "Fire Headquarters" - click "search"
  4. Select the bell/save icon
  5. Enter your e-mail address and click submit
  6. You will receive an email confirmation and future LFES external postings    

What do I need to apply?

  • Registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as a Primary care paramedic or Advanced care paramedic. (Preference will be given to Advanced care paramedics).
  • Class 2 or 3 drivers license with Q endorsement (needs to be obtained prior to first day of work)

Hiring Process

  • Fitness test (results recognized for 6 months)
  • Fire Aptitude Test (written)
  • Medical Scenario
  • Multiple Choice Medical Exam
  • Interview
  • Inwald Personality Inventory​

Invites to the physical and subsequent stages are made based on the following qualifications (in order of importance):

    1. Advanced Care Paramedic
    2. 2nd Year Advanced Paramedic Student
    3. Fire Training Certification
    4. Experience in an Advanced Life Support EMS System (excluding industrial)
    5. Other Education/Volunteering

New Recruit Training​

Successful applicants start their career with ten weeks of training lead by our Fire and EMS training officers. Material covered includes:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 1
  • 472 Hazardous Material Awareness
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • IAFF Fire Ground Survival
  • PETZL EXXO Escape Device Training
  • ICS 200
  • S100G Grassland Fire Program
  • Blue Card Command for the Firefighter

Ride-alongs are available:

  • Prerequisites
    • EMR, Primary care paramedic or Advanced care paramedic with ACP registration.  
    • Criminal record check.   
  • Printable Ride-along Application Form                       
  • If you have questions about Ride-along applications please contact Ward Eggli.    
For further information, contact Deputy Fire Chief Dana Terry 403-320-3163 or email Dana Terry.