Program Information

The FESP will provide students with on-site training related to emergency and health services. 

Students can gain High School credits and relevant certifications leading to a variety of health service occupations.  Training will be provided by members of the High River Fire Department and other experts in the High River area. 

Training will be based on Medical First Responder (MFR) and Fire Fighter Training (NFPA (1001).  Including Advanced First Aid and HCP CPR, Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Career Counselling


The training will take place primarily at the High River Fire Hall where 80% of the training will consist of hands-on activities while 20% is completed online.

Students will be required to commit one evening of each week to training at the Fire Hall, along with some full day Saturday training sessions. For a total of approximately 200 hours between October 2023 and May 2024.

Students will have an opportunity to earn High School credits based on the training they complete and the time they put into the program.

Students will not be scheduled into a class during the day, but must ensure that they have time in their week to complete the online training component, while also keeping up with their regular school work.


The program is open to students in Grade 11 or Grade 12 as of September 2023

There are only 12 spots available in the program for the session starting October 2023.  

It is recommended that students are enrolled in either Biology 20, Biology 30 and/or Sports Sciences.

Students must have credit in HCS 3000 - Workplace Safety Systems prior to acceptance in the program

Students will be asked to cover a small portion of the training cost ($250 per student) with the remaining amount to be covered by grants and donations.  Participants will have access to a bursary to help offset these costs if necessary.