New Job Firefighter In Alberta



Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $29.33–$50.28 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Number : 45537

Answer the Call. Firefighting is more than a Job.

Our Core Values: Service. Safety. Relationships. Teamwork.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) Firefighters are a team of dedicated professionals committed to protecting the lives, property, and environment of our citizens 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We look for your commitment to our four core values as you help ensure a safe and secure Edmonton for everybody in this dynamic, diverse community.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

  • Combat, extinguish, and mitigate fires under emergency conditions
  • Respond to and mitigate emergency situations safely and efficiently
  • Administer emergency medical aid
  • Respond to dangerous goods incidents
  • Perform rescue and extrication operations
  • Work under potentially hazardous, physically and psychologically demanding conditions
  • Communicate effectively, respectfully and inclusively with members of the diverse public at all times

In EFRS, firefighters demonstrate effective communication, compassion, humility, emotional intelligence, resilience, creative problem solving, excellent customer service and the ability to work as a team.

Please view/print this Checklist of required documents prior to applying. You must upload/submit proof of the requested documentation (as noted in the checklist) as part of your application, please upload ONLY these documents - documents from previous/other applications will not be considered. Please clearly label all documents.

  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED
  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • Hire is dependent upon a pre-employment medical examination in accordance with the NFPA 1582 document
  • Meet the physical demands of the position
  • Hire is dependent upon obtaining and maintaining a Valid Alberta Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement or higher (or Provincial equivalent) prior to time of hire; Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position

Certifications / Licenses Required: (refer to the checklist above, these are required as part of your application. Proof of enrollment will not be accepted).

  • Completion of High School Diploma/GED
  • And a minimum requirement of one of the following certifications valid at the time of application
    • Certified 80 hrs Advanced First Aid (AFA) Alberta OHS approved course or provincial equivalent
    • Certified Medical First Responder (MFR) - 80 hrs AFA OHS approved course
    • Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) registration or provincial equivalent
    • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or Primary Care Paramedic (PCP or EMT or EMT-A) or Advanced Care Paramedic (EMT-P) certification, courses must be ACP approved and candidates must be eligible to apply for ACP registration (you are eligible to apply for general registration if you have graduated from an approved education program and are within one year of completing your ACP approved course) or provincial equivalent
    • Bachelor of Nursing with active registration with the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or provincial equivalent
    • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) or provincial equivalent

Further considerations for your application:

  • A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to: fire, rescue, dangerous goods, building construction and EMS, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment would be considered an asset
  • Ability to carry out orders combined with the capacity to assess and act on own initiative and work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills coupled with effective judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; excellent interpersonal, time management, and customer service skills are required
  • Previous Firefighting or emergency response experience would be considered an asset
  • Experience working or volunteering in your community or with racialized people and other equity seeking groups would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge and ability to navigate through a second language or sign language would be considered an asset
  • Awareness and ability to communicate inclusively and respectfully with diverse community members
  • Embraces and actively promotes the behaviour and values of an inclusive, diverse and respectful work environment
  • Recognition of the importance of mental health, and an attitude of empathy, respect and support for those facing mental health challenges
  • Ability to engage in periods of intense and sustained physical activity. Ongoing commitment to physical fitness as well as mental and emotional health and resilience.
  • Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit

Please visit the Edmonton Firefighter Jobs Page for more information.

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact [email protected].

COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.

For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure (

100 permanent full-time positions available

Hours of Work: 10 hour day shifts and 14 hour night shifts, on a 4 platoon shift schedule, averaging 42 hours per week

Salary: $29.334 - $50.282 (Hourly); $64,311.860 - $110,238.260 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: RD/MZ

Classification Title : Firefighter
Posting Date : Jan 1, 2023
Closing Date : Jan 31, 2023 11:59:00 PM (MST)
Number of Openings (up to) : 100 - Permanent Full-time
Union : EFFU
Department : Fire Rescue Services
Work Location(s) : Various Locations (City Wide)