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All across Alberta, our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams are there to respond whenever and wherever they are needed. Every year, more than 5,600 EMS professionals support nearly a half a million emergency and transfer calls, both on the ground and in the air.

EMS is often the first point of contact for patients during a crisis, we bring care to people and people to care, during every step of an emergency. Join our dynamic team and help make a meaningful difference in your community.

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Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)

Advanced care paramedics assess the scene and the patient, check and monitor vital signs, measure blood glucose levels and administer advanced pre-hospital medical care, such as intubation, suturing, or stabilizing an injured or ill person for transportation by ambulance to the hospital.

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Advanced Care Paramedic

Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)

Primary care paramedics assess emergency scenes and patients. They may administer medications, utilize basic life support (BLS), perform airway adjuncts, and engage in semi-automated defibrillation.

They provide in-ambulance care and transport ill or injured patients from emergency scenes and/or between facilities.

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Primary Care Paramedic

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Emergency medical responders are responsible for transporting ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities.

They operate ambulances or other modes of transportation, assess emergency scenes and patients, and provide pre-hospital care to patients.

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Advanced Care Paramedic

Emergency Communication Officer (ECO)

Emergency Communications Officers are the calm voice on the end of the line, collecting information about the emergency and location.

They dispatch EMS to help and transport patients to the nearest hospital and provide instructions for callers until EMS arrives.

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Emergency Communications Officer

Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation

EMS applicants must successfully complete a Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E). The test evaluates a prospective applicant's physical ability/capacity to perform the essential functions of their job without posing a health and safety risk to themselves or others.

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Assessment of International Applicants

Are you an international applicant? Provincial paramedic regulators utilize the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators (COPR) to assist them in assessing credentials of international applicants before they complete their provincial regulatory requirements.

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