Toms River Fire Training Center

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The Toms River Fire Training Center is one of the three state approved fire-training facilities in Ocean County. The Administration Building is the main building on the training center grounds and houses the offices for the Fire Training Center Directors and several classrooms, all of which are capable of holding separate courses. Two of these classrooms are separated by a collapsible partition that, when open will hold many students in one classroom. On the west side of the Administration Building you will find an indoor training area. This garage-like room has three -overhead garage doors for fire apparatus that is needed for training along with bleachers for students to sit during indoor training sessions. The area provides a location to enhance hands-on skills including donning PPE, SCBA preparation, ropes and knots practice and salvage and overhaul.

State mandates and firefighter safety considerations, Toms River firefighters must pass a NJ State Level 1 Firefighter Course and First Responder Course consisting of 140 Hours of introductory training. Training Center staff that is State Certified Fire Instructors conducts this training. This “Firefighter Level 1” course is held annually at the Training Center along with many advanced courses each semester, as well as State mandated annual training.

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COURSE: FIRE POLICE RECERTIFICATION LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYDATES: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14th 08:30This 8 Hour course will provide the basic knowledge & skill for all assigned Fire Police Officers, as well as those experienced firefighters involved with traffic and crowd control at an incident scene. This program meets the New Jersey Statute 15:8-4 concerning the training of Fire Police Officers. Topics covered are: history, demeanor, personal protective gear, Red & Blue light laws, scene size-up, workplace safety. Incident Management System (I-100/700) will be included and issued a separate certificate upon completion. The class includes indoor classroom instruction blocks and an outdoor practical evaluation. In accordance with NJ Highway Incident Traffic Guidelines for the First Responder.Prerequisite: Class II safety vest and a road flare to the outdoor practical classRegistration for Fire Police Recertification Course may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgRegistration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.comAll registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the classNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley dfoley@trfire.org or academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE POLICE CERTIFICATIONLEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYDATES: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th & SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14th 08:30FEE: $75.00 (outside Toms River) This 16 Hour course will provide the basic knowledge & skill for all newly assigned Fire Police Officers, as well as those experienced firefighters involved with traffic and crowd control at an incident scene. This program meets the New Jersey Statute 15:8-4 concerning the training of Fire Police Officers. Topics covered are: history, demeanor, personal protective gear, Red & Blue light laws, scene size-up, workplace safety. Incident Management System (I-100/700) will be included and issued a separate certificate upon completion. The class includes indoor classroom instruction blocks and an outdoor practical evaluation. In accordance with NJ Highway Incident Traffic Guidelines for the First Responder.Prerequisite: Class II safety vest and a road flare to the outdoor practical classRegistration for Fire Police Certification Course may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgRegistration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.comAll registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the classNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley dfoley@trfire.org or academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE DETECTION & SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS SEMINARDATE: WEDNESDAY MARCH 24th @ 7pmLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERLEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYFEE: $25.00 (OUTSIDE TOMS RIVER)This course provides a basic study of typical automatic signaling and detection devices, and special hazard fire suppression systems.Prerequisites: NJ Firefighter 1Registration for Fire Detection & Suppression Systems may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgRegistration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.comAll registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the classNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley dfoley@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATIONLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: FEBRURAY 22nd TILL MARCH 29th 2021 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 7:00-10:00pmFEE: $200.00LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYCOURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is designed to provide the student the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code for certification as a Fire Official, and to prepare the individual for advancement to an administrative position. CONTENT: This course includes: place in government, duties of a fire official, supervision, preparation and maintaining records, review and approval procedures, enforcement activities, legal responsibilities, relationship to other agencies, operating the local enforcing agency, budgeting, related statutes, appeals and case preparation, site and subdivision review.AUDIENCE: Candidates for Fire Official and current Fire Officials wanting a thorough review.Prerequisites: Students must hold a current New Jersey State Fire Inspector certification.Registration for the Fire Academy is open to Toms River Firefighters along with any NJ Firefighters.Registration for Fire Official Certification may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgRegistration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.comAll registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the classNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley dfoley@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN FOR THE FALL FIREFIGHTER LEVEL 1 & 2 (COMBINED CLASS)The Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Class starts Monday September 13th 2020 @ 7pmThe class will be a combined FF1 and FF2. All students attending the class must report to the fire training center with their Chief on Wednesday September 1st 2020 at 7pm for orientation, CPAT Testing, FIT Testing and paperwork.Registrations must be received by Aug 25th, 2020Registration for Firefighter Level 1 & 2 may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgRegistration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.comAll registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the classNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.For more information please contact Director Hansson @ academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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*** VIRTUAL CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT***COURSE: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE OFFICERLEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF JOHN NOVAKSTART DATE: MARCH 1st ENDS MARCH 22nd, 2021The building construction for the fire officer class is an instructor led, online training program conducted on the Google Classroom platform. The course reviews the five types of building construction. The instructor intertwines the knowledge of building construction combined with fire behavior and how both subjects affect the decisions of the fire officer. The material covered in the course follows “Building Construction for the Fire Service” 4th Edition by Francis Brannigan from Jones and Bartlett.The course has been designed to meet the building construction component for the NJ Division of Fire Safety fire officer certification.The three week course is broken down into six (6) sections: Loads, Wood Frame, Ordinary construction, Non-Combustible, Fire Resistive, Heavy Timber construction Students will be required to watch the instructor led [pre recorded PowerPoints] and then successfully complete the required quizzes and assignments.Google email account must be provided when registering (Please fill out the registration forms legibly. If we can’t read your email you will not be registered.) Students will be required to provide their own textbooks.Registration for BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE OFFICER may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgRegistration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.comAll registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the classAny questions on the class contact Chief Novak jnovak@trfire.org or academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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With blood and platelet supply being critically low, RWJ Blood Services are asking potential donors to sign up for their Blood Drive on February 6th at the Toms River Fire Training Center.Click the link below to sign up:www.rwjuhdonorclub.org/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=8072&opidhD2B4E2D8B5C3370CA3A625F926F1C8A9&... ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: EMT INITIAL TRAININGToms River Fire Training Center will now be offering the EMT Initial Training Course through RWJ Barnabas Health. For more information click the link www.rwjbh.org/treatment-care/training-center/emt-training-classes/emt-initial-training/ or email the Program Director Chris Ireland at chris.ireland@rwjbh.orgNew Jersey EMT training is a study intensive course equivalent to the workload of two college courses lasting a minimum of 190 hours. Students should be able to read at 10th grade level and will learn to assess and appropriately treat conditions ranging from simple fractures, stroke, and chest pain to critical trauma, cardiac arrest, and childbirth.RWJBarnabas Health offers a blended learning course that involves students watching interactive lectures and videos at home, participating in live review sessions, and reporting to the classroom to practice hands-on skills. All courses are identical regardless of what day(s) of the week they take place and prepare students for the National Registry EMT exam:Below you will find upcoming Emergency Medical Technician training being offered by RWJBarnabas Health, how to apply, and FAQ's. Are you ready for class? Take this optional self-audit to find out. If you have any questions after reviewing this page, please contact Program Director Chris Ireland at chris.ireland@rwjbh.orgwww.rwjbh.org/treatment-care/training-center/emt-training-classes/emt-initial-training/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Toms River Fire Training Center would like to announce the classes the training center will be offering this Upcoming Winter / Spring 2021. Dates will be announce within the next few weeks. Any questions on the Courses please email us at academy@trfire.orgPump Operations Aerial Apparatus OperatorTruck Company Operations IMS-300 Fire Officer 1 Fire Officer 1 "Strategy & Tactics for the first line SupervisorHaz-Mat On- Scene Incident Commander Building Construction Fire Instructor 1 Drill Ground Instructor Fire Official Certification Fire Police Certification Traffic Incident Management Rapid Intervention TeamAir Management Vent Enter Isolate Search Scene Size Up Art of Reading Smoke Basic Vehicle Extrication Basic Telecommunicator EMD & 911 Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Orientation Wednesday September 1st Class beings Monday September 13th Online registration forms can be found at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy ... See MoreSee Less
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On behalf of Director Hansson and the Instructors of the Toms River Fire Training Center we extend to our EMS, Fire and Police personnel and their families a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season. Photo Credit: 2019 TR Fire Training Center Photo Albums ... See MoreSee Less
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12/6/20 Silverton - Santa has been spotted at the fire house today making Christmas Tree deliveries. This mornings count is under 100 trees left for sale out of 400 Trees and the sun is out and we are now open till 9 pm. Thank you for the continued support and allowing us to bring some hoilday cheer to your family. ... See MoreSee Less
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Great class with two fine groups. Members from the Toms River Technical Rescue Team and members from Neptune Twp. Technical Rescue participated in a structural collapse operations level class. The course followed the individual requirements in NFPA 1006. Members participated in various skill stations including Moving and lifting, breaching and breaking and structural shoring using woods and Paratech Struts. ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder this Sunday November 1st, 2020 please remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change the clocks back.#FireSafetyTips #firesafety #fireprevention #smokedetector #changeclock ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday October 27th Station 54 Jackson Mills Fire Company, from Jackson Twp. Fire District #4 had the chance to practice Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) Techniques, Forcible Entry, Search & Rescue and Advancing hose-lines through the simulated dwelling with live fire at the training center. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS (16 HOURS) (12 EMT ELECTIVES)LEAD INSTRUCTORS: CHIEF FOLEY, CATAPANO, & HEROYLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: TUESDAY NOV 17th & THURSDAY NOV 19th @ 19:00 SATURDAY NOV 21st & SUNDAY NOV 22nd @ 08:30AMThis course is designed to instill defensive driving techniques in the emergency vehicle driver for safe navigation of our highways while responding to an emergency call. “Defensive Driving” will be the core of the course with emphasis on accident cause, collision avoidance, defensive driving attitudes, driver selection and driver reaction. Vehicle maintenance inspections and record keeping will be presented and students will be provided with materials to develop records tailored to their own apparatus. A practical driving course will be negotiated by students for assessment of their skills and training need areas. Students MUST bring a department apparatus for the last session day drive. This vehicle, pumper, large ambulance, rescue truck, should be the type the operator would normally use in a response. Brush trucks, passenger vans, ambulances or other small utility vehicles are not appropriate for this course. Department level training and certification should be done in addition to attending this course.Registration for the Training Center is open to Toms River, Ocean County & Out of County Firefighters. Registration for this course may be done online at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academyAll registration forms must be approved by the Chief prior to submission. No walk-ins will be allowed to attend. Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley (732)814-8798 or email dfoley@trfire.orgPrerequisite: Firefighter Level 1 & Letter from your Chief showing a minimum of 5-10 Hours of Driver Training ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday October 21st Ocean Fire Company, from Point Pleasant Beach had the chance to practice Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) Techniques, Forcible Entry, Search & Rescue and Advancing hose-lines through the simulated dwelling with live fire at the training center. ... See MoreSee Less
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Toms River Fire Training Center Staff

Director Robert Hansson: rhansson@trfire.org

John Novak: jnovak@trfire.org

Sam Seaman: sseaman@trfire.org

General Email: academy@trfire.org

Training Course Announcements

Training Course Registration Process

Registration for the Training Center is open to Toms River, Ocean County & Out of County Firefighters. Registration for any course listed may be done online here . All registration forms must be approved by the Chief prior to submission. No walk-ins will be allowed to attend any class.

 

Training Center Emergency Closings

If the Training Center is forced to suspend operations (inclement weather, natural disaster, etc.) notice of the closing will be available through the following method.

Email Notifications
Pager Announcements
Facebook
Radio Stations
Call Toms River Fire Dispatch Center 732-349-2285

Every effort will be made to reschedule suspended classes at the earliest available date. Students will be informed of the rescheduling when the class meets next.

Directions to TRFTC

FROM THE NORTH:
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 88 and turn right onto State Highway Route 70 West.
Take Rt 70 West for approximately 4 miles to New Hampshire Avenue. Turn left using a right-handed jug handle to New Hampshire Avenue south for approximately 3 miles to Church Road. Turn left onto Church Road and follow the road east under the Garden State Parkway. Training Center is on the left about ½ past the Parkway.

FROM THE SOUTH:
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 83. Take Lakewood Road (State Highway Route 9) north approximately 3 miles to Route 9. Turn Right onto Church Road and follow the road east under the Garden State Parkway. Training Center is on the left about ½ past the Parkway.

FROM THE WEST:
Take Route 70 East to New Hampshire Avenue. Turn Right onto New Hampshire Avenue and travel south for approximately 3 miles to Church

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