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Gloucester Fire Academy

Upcoming Courses

Throughout the year, the Gloucester County Fire Academy offers several courses of interest to emergency services personnel.​Complete a registration form​ to sign up for a class.

BASIC METER AND MONITORING

Date & Time: 

Feb. 15 1900 - 2200 hrs.
This is a great class for the new emergency responder and or seasoned emergency responder who needs a refresher on atmospheric air monitoring while using a single or multi gas detector. Knowing how to use your atmospheric meter is crucial.  
FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1

Dates & Times:  

Monday, Feb 19, 2024, 7-10 pm        Tuesday, March 5, 7-10 pm   

Wednesday, Feb 21, 7-10 pm             Friday, March 8, 7-10 pm      

Friday, Feb 23, 7-10 pm                      Sunday, March 10, 8 am – 4 pm

Sunday, Feb 25, 8 am - 4 pm             Saturday, March 16, 8 am – 4 pm

Thursday, Feb 29, 7-10 pm                 Sunday, March 17, 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday, March 2, 8 am - 4 pm        Monday, March 25, 7-10 pm​

This course is required by the NJ Division of Fire Safety for Firefighters who wish to be certified as Level 1 fire service instructors.  This course will provide the student with an understanding of instructional planning, techniques and delivery as related to the fire service.  This program is eligible for Pro Board and IFSAC certification.

FIRE OFFICER 1

Dates & Times:       ​

Saturday, Feb 24, 8 am-4 pm             Thursday, Mar 14, 7-10 pm   

Tuesday, Feb 27, 7-10 pm                   Tuesday, Mar 19, 7-10 pm     

Thursday, Feb 29, 7-10 pm                 Thursday, Mar 21, 7-10 pm 

Tuesday, Mar 5, 7-10 pm                    Tuesday, Mar 26, 7-10 pm

Thursday, Mar 7, 7-10 pm                   Saturday, Mar 30, 8 am – 4 pm

This 40-hour program will utilize modules based on NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.  This course will consist of classroom instruction and Job Performance Requirements (JPR) activities.  Textbook “Fire Officer: Principles and Practice" fourth edition, must be purchased prior to the start of the class.    

MARINE FIREFIGHTING AWARENESS​
Date & Time: 

 Feb. 24 or Feb. 26  - 8 AM - 5 PM (8 hour course)

The goal of “Marine Firefighting (Awareness)” is to provide participants with an awareness level of instruction on the unique aspects encountered in the maritime arena as well as the unique circumstances and operational conditions that prevail therein. Upon completion, the participants will understand the differences between incidents unique to the maritime environment versus land-based incidents.​

AUTO EXTRICATION I
​​Dates & Times: 

April 4, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.
April 6, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
April 7, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.

This comprehensive 18-hour course will consist of both lecture and hands-on training.  Participants will receive instruction and develop improved competency on all phases of auto extrication including scene size-up, vehicle stabilization, removal of the vehicle from the entrapped patient, patient removal, etc.


DRILL GROUND INSTRUCTOR:  BASIC AND REFRESHER​
​​Date & Time: 

​​April 6, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.

​This program is designed to ensure that instructors know and understand the safety issues inherent in all areas of Fire Fighting training.  Instructors must be capable of demonstrating the proper methods of identifying and correcting an unsafe act/task as it occurs.  Safety must be stressed during training, so the Fire Fighter develops good habits.​

RAILROAD EMERGENCY AWARENESS
​​Date & Time: 

​​April 8, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.

This is a three-hour course which is intended to provide first responders with necessary knowledge when dealing with emergent operations on or about the railroad. It will utilize a combination of power point and Railroad and FEMA produced DVD videos to educate and re-enforce the dos and don’ts of working on railroad property.

INVESTIGATING RESIDENTIAL ALARM SYSTEMS
​​Date & Time: 

​​April 9, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.​

​​This course is intended to educate firefighters and company officers in the installation and operation of typical smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in residential properties. Construction code requirements and operations will be reviewed. ​​

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM I-200.c 
Dates & Times: 

April 17, 0830 hrs. - 1700 hrs.
April 18, 0830 hrs. - 1400 hrs.

The 12-hour Incident Command System I-200.c course consists of the following topics in accordance with the NIMS (NJDFS requirement for Level 1 IMS Certification): Leadership and management; delegation of authority; management by objectives; functional areas and positions; briefings; organizational flexibility and transfer of command.​​

NFA INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER
Dates & Times: 

April 20, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
April 21, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.

This course is intended to provide either the “dedicated” safety officer or any member who might be assigned the role of “Incident” safety officer with skills to function effectively as the Safety Officer at fire department incident operations. The primary focus shall be on developing decision-making skills through the recognition of cues that affect personal safety.

LARGE AREA SEARCH/ROPE ASSISTED SEARCH
Dates & Times: 

April 26, 1800 hrs. - 2200 hrs.
April 27, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
A large area search is a search where a team is entering a fire building to do a primary or secondary search under arduous conditions because of a known life hazard. This type of search is used in a building that does not require a wide-open-area search or a patterned search. 

​RESIDENTIAL UTILITIES AND EMERGENCIES
Date & Time: 
April 29,  1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.
Three main types of residential utilities are electric, gas and water. Each type of utility has several appliances that branch off each service. More and more we are responding to some type of residential emergency. 

NJDFS APPARATUS DRIVING:

Essentials for the Professional Driver and Emergency Services Organization​​​


​​Date & Time: 
May 14 or May 21, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs. ​(Choose one date)
​​Apparatus driving is an essential skill that must be mastered through training and education to ensure the safety of responders and the general public.  Additionally, member organizations benefit from the training and education by reducing liability exposure and improving service life of their equipment.

NFA HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM MANAGER
​​Dates & Times: 
May 18, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
May 19, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.

To provide fire and emergency medical services (EMS) department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their organization. This is a 16-hour National Fire Academy-accredited course.

AUTO EXTRICATION II
Dates & Times: 
May 18, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.
May 21, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
This course, mostly hands on, continues where Auto Extrication I left off.  Using numerous skill stations and multi crash scenarios, students will be able to demonstrate the key principles and practices of safe and effective vehicle extrication practices.​

CEVO IV FIRE: COACHING THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR IV
​​Date & Time: 
June 1, 0830 hrs. - 1530 hrs.​

Are your apparatus operators truly qualified to drive the emergency equipment in your station?  Are you in a position to fully defend your agency's procedures, policies, and guidelines?  Can you defend your driver's training program?  Hardly a day goes by that, somewhere in the United States, a chief finds himself or herself, struggling to answer these questions while seated in a court of law.​

HEAVY VEHICLE RESCUE – LEVEL 1​
Dates & Times: 
June 7, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.
June 8, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
June 9, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.

​The Heavy Vehicle Rescue program is a specialized program focusing on accidents involving large trucks and autos.  The program eliminates time consumption of rescuers learning on the job.  Precious minutes of the Golden Hour are saved thus reducing the mortality of those involved in accidents.  Rescuers may apply these techniques immediately upon returning to their agency.​


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