About Us

Who We Are

The EMS Cadets program is designed to provide an opportunity for young people aged 15 to 18 who are interested in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to gain exposure and hands-on experience in the field. The program is run in collaboration with industry professionals who mentor and guide the youth in the program. 


The goal of the program is to help the youth develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a member of the Emergency Medical Services. By working alongside industry professionals, the Cadets gain a practical understanding of the skills and knowledge required in this field.


The program provides free training to the youth, which is facilitated by industry professionals working in the field. This training covers a wide range of topics, such as basic first aid, CPR, emergency response, and communication skills. 


The EMS Cadets program is an excellent opportunity for young people who have a passion for helping others and are interested in pursuing a career in the Emergency Medical Services. The program provides a supportive environment for the youth to develop their skills, gain experience, and make a positive difference in their community.


EMS Cadets will contribute to developing and preparing youth for the transition to adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society through a dynamic, community-based Program.


A relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization offering a program for local youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun, challenging, well-organized and safe activities.

Our Training

Members are initially trained at the CSA Intermediate First Aid level with CPR and AED. Members can achieve their Advanced First Aid certificate through self-directed and instructor-led activities.

In Basic training, members learn how to perform a pre-hospital patient assessment, perform CPR and use an AED, and the skills necessary to assist a person with life-threatening conditions such as choking, severe bleeding and cardiac arrest.  Members follow the medical control guidelines established by Alberta Health Services.

Alberta Health Services Standard First Aid Medical Control Guidelines

In Advanced training, members will build on the skills learned in the previous training and further expand their knowledge base in anatomy and physiology, advanced pre-hospital patient assessments, testing blood glucose levels and symptom relief medications.  Upon completing the training, candidates will receive a certificate in Advanced First Aid from our national training partner.

The EMS Cadets is an interdependently operated non-profit association in Alberta.  The EMS Cadets Parents Council is a registered Canadian charity #848595641