Fire Academy Announcement
We are starting to make the preparations for reopening the
Middlesex County Fire Academy for training on or about March 1,2021. As of
today, January 19, 2021 the Covid-19 Vaccine is being distributed out of the
Fire Academy by appointment only so this will limit the daytime class schedule.
The Fire Academy staff has met to reschedule the classes that were put on hold
due to the Covid-19 spread. We will start out slow making sure all policy and
procedures are in place and will be followed, no exceptions. We will make sure
that all students entering our doors follow our guidelines so they can train in
a safe environment. The facility will be decontaminated every night and will be
ready for the next day of teaching. My staff is currently working on one new Firefighter
I & II daytime class that I am anticipating will start in early
March. We are working very hard to reopen and I look forward to seeing
all of you here soon. The Middlesex County Fire Academy will reopen with night
classes anticipated on 3/1/21 for the following classes that were already in
Fire Official – 02-1802-20 will begin 3/2/21
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
Fire Prevention Inspector – 01-1801-21 will
begin 3/8/21 Monday and Wednesday Evenings – CURRENTLY FULL
NEW FFI & II CLASSES: ALL CLASSES CURRENTLY FULL
Combined Firefighter 1 & 2 Class:
Daytime Start: March 1,2021
Night Course #:
01-1001-21 Start: 3/22/21 Night class
accepting applications now
Night Course #:
02-1001-21 Start: 5/17/21 (Tentative
Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact my
office thank you and please stay safe.
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.
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