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August 1, 2019

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

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.

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.  
Dear Chiefs, 
Pursuant to the Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act (PEOSHA), N.J.S.A. 34:6A-25 et. Seq, the State of New Jersey requires minimum levels of safety and health standards for State and local public employees and has adopted regulations setting standards for fire protective clothing and equipment, which are enforced by the New Jersey Department of Labor.
Effective Monday, March 18, 2019, the Middlesex County Fire Academy will be sending all Fire Departments that will be enrolling Firefighters to our Firefighter 1 and Firefighter II classes the below form.  The Fire Department will be responsible for selecting appropriate equipment and self-assessing its suitability. The local Fire Chief will sign the form for each student attending class.  No student will be allowed to continue class until gear assessment form is turned in and signed off by the Fire Chief.
At the time of the MCFA inspection of gear, the MCFA Instructor will conduct a cursory visual inspection.  The instructor will be looking for rips, tears, and making sure each student has corrected
size of gear for training.   Should you have any questions or concerns please contact my office.
Michael Gallagher, CFEI,CVFI
Middlesex County Fire Marshal
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayreville, New Jersey 08872
732-316-7171 phone
732-316-7638 fax 
The Middlesex County Fire Academy is pleased to provide our training course schedule for the Spring Semester of 2020
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.   
Our course offerings include our Firefighter I, II and III programs.  Other than the firefighter series courses, many advanced firefighting and rescue courses are also offered such as:  RIC Awareness, Confined Space Technician, Fireground Survival, Fire Inspector & Fire Official Certification, Fire Instructor Level I Certification & Fire Instructor Recertification Courses, Incident Management System (I-100, I-200, I-300, I-400 and I-700)  Haz-Mat Incident and several Advanced Tactical Firefighting lecture and practical hands-on courses as well as many others.
Available for this semester we will be offering two (2) Night Firefighter I courses, one (1) Daytime Weekday Firefighter I course, one (1) Night Firefighter II course and Daytime Firefighter II course.  The Middlesex County Fire Academy will be using the NJ Division of Fire Safety approved firefighter training program published by Jones and Bartlett for our Firefighter I & II courses.  
Due to an overwhelming demand during the 2019 Spring Semester, we will also be offering our Pump Operator Course and MVX Operations Course as an addition to the 2019 Fall Schedule.
The NJ Division of Fire Safety Fire Officer I course is also scheduled to be offered starting in October 2019 using the Jones & Bartlett Fire Officer Principals and Practice Curriculum 3rd Edition.

The Middlesex County Fire Academy has several fireground tactical and operations courses that have been part of our course curriculum.  The courses include a Strategy and Tactics Series that is comprised of seven separate new courses that will include both lecture and hands on training.  These courses are Firefighting Operations in High Rises, Garden Apartments, Townhouses and Multiple Dwellings, Basements and Cellars, Strip Malls and Taxpayers, Residential Dwellings, Tactical Considerations for the Initial Incident Commander and Strategy and Tactics Hands-On Practical Operations. 
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  need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call the Middlesex County Fire Academy 732-727-0008.
                                                    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)



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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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