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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19– County services are available on an appointment basis.


August 1, 2019

​The Middlesex County Fire Academy.  From 1992-2020 Celebrating 28 years of training and educating your local heroes!

For Information on the COVID-19 Vaccination dates please call 732 745 3100

Please be advised that ALL Firefighter I and Firefighter II classes being held at the Middlesex County Fire Academy have been suspended effective 12:00 pm today Tuesday December 8,2020 until February 2021 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. You will be notified when you are to return to class.

Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Fire Marshal Mike Gallagher at 732-316-7171.


The Middlesex County Fire Academy is a 26 acre, state of the art training facility conveniently located in
Central New Jersey. Our facility, located at 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872 is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike as well as other major highways.



Our 2020 course offerings include our Firefighter I, II and III programs. Other than our firefighter series courses, many advanced firefighting and rescue courses are also offered such as: ​ 

  • RIC Awareness and Operations,
  • Pump Operator,
  • MVX Operations,
  • Confined Space Operations,
  • Building Collapse Awareness,
  • Trench Rescue Operations, Fire Inspector & Fire Official Certification,
  • Fire Instructor Level I and Level II Certification & Recertification, Incident Management System (I-200, I-300, I-400),
  • cident and several Advanced Tactical Firefighting lecture
  • and practical hands-on courses including the fireground tactical and operations course series that have been part of our course curriculum.


Available for this semester we will be offering:
  • two (2) Night Firefighter I courses,
  • two (2) Daytime Weekday Firefighter I courses,
  • one (1) Night Firefighter II course and
  • two (2) Daytime Firefighter II courses.

The current New Jersey Division of Fire Safety approved Firefighter I and II training programs, student manuals and practical skills drills requirements adopted for use is the Fundamentals of Firefighter Skills-Evidence Based Practices, Enhanced 3rd Edition by Jones and Bartlett Publishing. The revised 3rd edition program meets and exceeds the recently approved NFPA 1001-2013 edition standard requirements. The Firefighter I & II programs are also approved for Pro-Board and IFSAC accreditation. Included in the Spring Semester of 2020 is the Evidence Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting Course which will be available for both general enrollment and Fire Instructor Refresher CEUs. This 3-hour course is based on the publication Evidence Based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting and is intended to provide information and resources on recent Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research focusing on modern fire behavior, building construction, and fireground strategy and tactics. We look forward to meeting all of your training needs and requirements with dedication and commitment at the Middlesex County Fire Academy and are anxiously anticipating the arrival of the upcoming semester.

 All of the staff at the Middlesex County Fire Academy would like to thank you for your endless dedicated support year after year.

 If you should have any questions or should need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.
               FIRE SAFETY TRAILER

The Fire Safety Trailer is a mobile, travel trailer that is a scaled down to a kid sized, two-story house.  The trailer interior is designed with a walk through a kitchen, living room and bedroom.  As the students walk through, they are instructed to spot fire hazards and will practice simple methods of eliminating potentially dangerous situations. They will have the experience of feeling an actual ‘hot door’, a live fire demonstration and home sprinkler system activation.  At the conclusion of the tour, the students will be able to exit the ‘house’ by escape ladder as the trailer fills with non-toxic smoke making their experience both educational and fun!        
Use of the Fire Safety Trailer (application)


 Middlesex County Fire Academy Historical information​


The Middlesex County Fire Academy first opened its doors in 1992 and has since trained thousands firefighters and emergency response personnel not only from throughout New Jersey, but  from across the Country---even firefighters from as far away as Colombia, South America!  The Fire Academy provides classroom instruction and dynamic hands on training in all aspects of fire, rescue and hazardous materials response.


Our Training Facility includes four classrooms each of which can be divided in half by closing a separating wall.  The A side classroom has seating for 30 people. The B side classroom has seating for 40 people.  Use of the full class room can fit 70 people.  In addition to our classrooms, we have our Amphitheater that seats as many as one hundred and sixty five (165) people with newly updated state of the art audio/visual capabilities.

Our training grounds consist of: a three story burn building, five story training tower, strip mall, burn building, flammable liquid training area, flammable gas (propane) area, vehicle extrication area, various confined space training areas,  hazardous materials, industrial training areas as well as a drafting pond.  

***  Return to Fire Marshal ​


COVID-19 Vaccination Dates Information: 732-745-3100

Middlesex County Fire Academy Staff:

Senior Fire Instructor:
Dave Petry
(p) 732-316-7175
Senior Fire Instructor
Robert Minkler Sr.
(p) 732-316-7176
Facility Coordinator:
Linda Hopkins
(p) 732-316-7174
Student Coordinator:
Mary McCormick
(p) 732-316-7170
Middlesex County Fire Marshal:
Michael Gallagher

Office of Emergency Management, Communications and Preparedness
Bureau of the Fire Marshal
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayreville, NJ  08872
Phone Number: (732) 727-0008
Fax: (732) 721-0158

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