Firefighter Paramedic (Primary or Advanced Care) and Non-Fire Trained Advanced Care Paramedic

Requisition ID: 1315
Affiliation: IAFF Local
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: Multiple Openings for Current and Future Vacancies
Department/ Branch: Regional Emergency Services, Operations
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Probationary Rate: $ 45.02
Hourly Rate: $ 47.83
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480
Closing Date: 04/01/2023
Posting Type: Internal and External





The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking to fill Firefighter/Primary or Advanced Care Paramedic and Non-Fire Trained Advanced Care Paramedic positions. These are exciting and challenging career opportunities.  The Regional Emergency Services (RES) Department is a fully integrated Fire/EMS service that provides advanced life support including helicopter life flight, fire and rescue services within our region. These positions are within the IAFF Local 2494 Union.




  • Safely respond to emergency and non-emergency scenes within established RES guidelines.
  • Take direction from operations officers in matters pertaining to fire and medical response.
  • Take direction from officers where required in matters pertaining to training and prevention.
  • Perform routine duties related to shift operations in areas such as apparatus/equipment maintenance, reports, station maintenance, etc.
  • Work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Assist the department in public education, the promotion of fire safety, fire prevention and public relations.
  • Attend training courses as necessary to facilitate progression to First Class Firefighter.
  • Perform basic administrative functions. 
  • Perform such tasks as necessary to support and maintain continuity of the Regional Fire Service.
  • Understand and support the Corporate Mission, Vision and Value statements.
  • Performs other duties as required.








  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • NFPA 1001 Level I and II is required for Firefighter PCP/ACP positions.
  • Current Alberta College of Paramedics Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) or Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) Licence is required.
  • Valid CPR - Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification.





  • Valid Class Four (4) Alberta driver's licence with “Q” Endorsement is required.
  • Valid Class Three (3) Alberta driver’s licence (with "Q" endorsement) or equivalent out of province is an asset.
  • Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check is required for review and acceptance.

An outline of the recruitment and testing process can be found on our website: Firefighter and Paramedic Recruitment


Aptitude testing will take place in Fort McMurray on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Firefighter physical fitness testing is scheduled to take place at Keyano College on January 11 & 12, 2023.  


The RMWB will accept Firefighter physical fitness testing results from the University of Alberta (U of A), provided they have been completed within the last six (6) months.  U of A test results will need to be sent directly to the RMWB.  Candidates who wish to apply but have not completed the U of A physical fitness testing or may not complete the physical test in time for this recruitment are still encouraged to apply. 




As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible for understanding and actively participating in the RMWB’s health and safety management system, including all policies, practices, procedures, as well as properly utilizing all control measures including the required use of personal protective equipment. All employees must take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and others, as well as immediately report any concerns, near misses, incidents, and hazardous conditions to their supervisor.


To apply:  Please visit our website at

Current employees must apply through the internal careers site.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted. Late applications will not be accepted.