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Recruitment and Careers

 

LFES Prehospital Care Student Recruitment Presentation Links

Presentations are run on the MS teams platform, mobile device users may need to download the app MS teams

(Session #1 Oct. 29th 10:00) LFES recruitment presentation session #1

(Session #2 Oct. 31st 12:00) LFES recruitment presentation session #2


 

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).
  • Candidates must obtain a Class 3 or above driver’s license/airbrake (Q endorsement) within the first year of employment
  • Must be fully immunized with an AHS approved COVID-19 vaccine

Hiring Process

  • Once the posting closes complete applications are reviewed according to listed qualifications and invitations for physical testing are made
  • Physical testing:
      • Fitness test (results recognized for 6 months)
        • Failures are common, applicants are urged to prepare early and completely for this test.
        • LFES peer fitness trainers have been made available to assist applicants in their preparation. Please contact the below e-mail link for further information:
        • LFD PFT Mailbox
        • Training Suggestions
  • Applicants who pass the physical are invited for testing in Lethbridge (selection is based on listed qualifications)
    • Testing in Lethbridge consists of
        • Fire Aptitude Test (written)
        • Medical Scenario
        • Multiple Choice Medical Exam
        • Interview
        • Inwald Personality Inventory
  • After testing is complete a short list of applicants will be booked with a phycologist to complete the inwald assessment
  • Once the entire process is complete offers of employment will be sent out

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 and 2
  • 1072 Hazardous Material Awareness and operations
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • (R2MR)Road to mental readiness
  • IAFF Fire Ground Survival
  • PETZL PES Escape Device Training
  • 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.   
  • Ride-Along Application
  • Waiver             
  • If you have questions about Ride-along applications please contact Chris Fahey.    

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 Cody Gundlock at 403-320-3163 or email Cody Gundlock.