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Gloucester Fire Academy

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. Residents and members of Gloucester County volunteer associations may be eligible for a grant t​​​​hrough the Non-Residents Taxpayers Association of New Jersey. View the waiver form for eligibility requirements and to apply for courses that are $80 or less. ​
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Upcoming Courses:

AUTO EXTRICATION II
Dates: Saturday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Times: 0800 hrs. to 1600 hrs. Saturday | 1900 hrs. to 2200 hrs. Tuesday

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.​

DRILL GROUND INSTRUCTOR:  BASIC AND REFRESHER

Dates: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Times: 0800 hrs. to 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.​

​​SPRING FIRE OFFICERS SERIES​ - Back to the Basics

 All classes will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Dates:

January 27, 2022 - Chimney Fires 101
February 23, 2022 - Managing the Mayday
March 14, 2022 - Fire Attack and the Flow Path
April 21, 2022 - The 1st Ten Minutes

This program is designed to take the everyday situations we are faced with and break them down to build confidence in the youngest of officers or rebuild the foundation of the seasoned officer.

SUMMER FIRE OFFICERS SERIES - Back to the Basics

 All classes will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Dates:​

May 9, 2022 -  Pro Phoenix 101
June 22, 2022 - Gas Emergencies
July 21, 2022 - Fire Alarms and Sprinkler Systems
August 16, 2022 -  Initial Department Actions for a TRT or SAR Assignment​​

This program is designed to take the everyday situations we are faced with and break them down to build confidence in the youngest of officers or rebuild the foundation of the seasoned officer.
NFA HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM MANAGER

Dates: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2022
Times: 0800 hrs. to 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.

NFA INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER
Dates: Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022

Times: 0800 hrs. to 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.  This is a 16-hour National Fire Academy accredited course.  ​

BASIC SQUAD COMPANY CONCEPTS
Dates & Times: 

​Friday, June 10: 1900 - 2200 hrs.
Saturday June 11 - 0800 to 1630 hrs
Sunday June 12 - 0800 to 1630 hrs

This class will cover four of the fire service disciplines for Squad Companies, Engine Co, Truck Co, Rescue Co and Hazardous Materials. Various techniques will be covered to provide senior firefighters a refresher and to give newer firefighters the skills necessary to complete hands-on training evolutions.

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM I-200
Dates & Times: 

​Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 0800-1600 hrs
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 0800-1300 hrs

​The 12-hour Incident Command System I-200 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.​

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM I-300
Dates & Times: 

​Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 0800-1600 hrs
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 0800-1600 hrs
Thursday, August 12, 2022, 0800-1200 hrs

​​The I-300 course continues the IMS Training and consists of ICS Fundamental review, Unified Command, Incident/Event Assessment, Incident Objectives, Planning Process, Incident Resource Management, Demobilization, Transfer of Command and Closeout.

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