Female Firefighter Recruitment

Take your paramedic, medicine, or nursing experience to the next level and join Spruce Grove Fire Services, an integrated fire and emergency medical service.

A career with Spruce Grove Fire Services is fulfilling, diverse and challenging. You’ll join a team that’s like family. We work in an environment that’s action packed and no two days are ever the same. We are ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications on the date the application is submitted.

One of the following is mandatory:

  • Registered Advanced Care Paramedic.
  • Second year Advanced Care Paramedic students, registered as a Primary Care Paramedic, writing the Provincial Registration Exam no later than December 2021 (must successfully pass the exam).
  • Registered Primary Care Paramedic and NFPA 1001 Level I & II Certification (certification must be held on the date of application).
  • Registered Nurse with College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) (or equivalent).
  • Medical doctor registered with a provincial medical association.

In addition, all of the following are required:

  • Current registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics as an Advanced Care Paramedic or Primary Care Paramedic or Nurse registered with CARNA (or equivalent), or a Medical Doctor registered with a provincial medical association.
  • Valid Class 4 drivers license, including driver’s abstract demonstrating a satisfactory driving record with six demerits or fewer. A valid Class 3 drivers license and Air Brake (Q) endorsement must be obtained by start date.
  • Clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to pass physical and medical standards, including eyesight and audible, as outlined in the NFPA standard.

The following are preferred, but not mandatory:

  • Emergency medical/fire response work experience
  • Current ITLS certification
  • Current PALS certification
  • Current ACLS certification

Medical conditions

Please refer to the list of disqualifying medical conditions.

Recruitment timelines

Firefighter recruitment has many steps and usually takes six months to complete.

  • Applications open
  • Firefighter fitness testing
    Candidates who have passed the fitness test within the last six months will not have to re-test, provided test results are confirmed. Candidates are responsible for all testing fees. It’s a good idea to be physically prepared for this assessment, read more about firefighting fitness testing.
  • Knowledge test
    A wide-ranging test that measures skills in verbal comprehension, reading and understanding written information, numeracy, maps, diagrams, and mechanical reasoning, teamwork, and community relationships.
  • Medical knowledge testing - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
    An in-depth written exam and a series of short practical evaluations where candidates provide clinical assessments, diagnoses, and treatment options.
  • Behavioural based interviews
    Candidates should be prepared to use the STAR format for the interview. STAR is a structured style of responding to behavioural based interview questions by discussing the specific Situation, Task, Action, and Result of the situation you are describing.
  • Conditional offer of employment
    Following the successful tests and interview, selected candidates will be given conditional offers of employment.
  • Pre-employment medical assessment and drug screening
    This is a condition of employment and includes a general physical assessment and is another measure to ensure candidates meet the physical demands of firefighting.
  • Anticipated start


City of Spruce Grove
Rebecca Furry - HR Business Partner