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​The Middlesex County Fire Academy hosts classes and training for emergency response teams and other organizations from around the world.


Overseen by the Fire Marshal's Office, the Middlesex County Fire Academy Administrative Staff consists of:
Robert Minkler, Senior Fire Instructor
Dave Petry, Senior Fire Instructor
Linda Hopkins, Facilities Coordinator
Mary McCormick, Student Coordinator
The Middlesex County Fire Academy is a 26 acre state of the art training facility located in Sayreville, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

The Academy opened in 1992 and has trained several thousand firefighters and emergency response personnel from throughout New Jersey as well as individuals from across the country and even firefighters from Colombia, South America. The academy provides classroom instruction and dynamic hands on training in all aspects of fire, rescue and hazardous materials response.

Our administration building includes four classrooms which can be divided in half.  The A room has seating for 30 people and the B room has seating for 45 people.  Use of the full class room can fit between 75-80 people.  
The amphitheater seats as many as one hundred and sixty five (165) people with state of the art audio/visual capabilities.

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


2018 Fire Academy Course Catalog

2018 Spring Semester Course Schedule

The Middlesex County Fire Academy is pleased to provide our training course schedule for the Spring Semester of 2018.  Above is a copy of the training course schedule that will enable you to plan and schedule your training courses.

Our 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, Rope Rescue Operations, Building Collapse Awareness, Trench Rescue Operations, Fire Inspector & Fire Official Certification, Fire Instructor Level II Certification & Recertification, 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 including the fireground tactical and operations course series that have been part of our course curriculum.

Available for this semester we will be offering three (3) 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. 

New for the Spring Semester of 2018 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. 

Also new for the Spring Semester 2018 is a revised version of the Firefighting Operations in High Rise Occupancies course which has been divided into three (3) separate courses. The new courses include, High-Rise Firefighting Operations Strategic Concepts-3hr Lecture,  High-Rise Firefighting Operations Tactical Command-3hr Lecture and High-Rise Firefighting Operations Hands-On Training-3hr Live Burn Practical.

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.

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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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