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Recruitment and Careers



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

  1. Navigate to            
  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).
  • Candidates must obtain a class 4 driver's license with airbrake (Q endorsement) before they begin recruit training

Hiring Process

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
  • IAPD

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.    

LFES services include:

  • ​Emergency Medical Services (contracted provider for AHSEMS)  
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Prevention
  • Hazmat
  • Water Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue  
For further information, contact Deputy Fire Chief Dana Terry 403-320-3163 or email Dana Terry.