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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

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.



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 progress:

Firefighter 1


Firefighter 2



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


Combined Firefighter 1 & 2 Class:  

Daytime     Start: March 1,2021

Firefighter 1     Night      Course #: 01-1001-21     Start:  3/22/21   Night class accepting applications now

Firefighter 1     Night      Course #: 02-1001-21      Start:  5/17/21  (Tentative Start)


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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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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