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.

2021 Course Catalog

Class Registration

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.

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Toms River Fire Training Center YouTube Training Videos

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First hands on day for the 2021 pump class. ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to the Fire Training Center Deputy Director John Novak on his promotion to Chief Inspector of the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention.Congratulations to Lead Inspector John Novak on his promotion to Chief Inspector of the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention. We wish him the best in this well deserved promotion. ... See MoreSee Less
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On Monday June 7th Ship Bottom Fire Company Station 46 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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On Tuesday June 8th East Dover Volunteer Fire Company had the chance to practice extinguishing vehicle fires @ the Toms River Fire Training Center. ... See MoreSee Less
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Let's take a moment to honor all of the fallen soldiers who died while serving in the military. They will be truly missed. We mourn for those who lost their lives during the war. ... See MoreSee Less
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On Tuesday May 25th Squankum Fire Company No. 1 District 19-1 from Howell Twp. Fire District #1 & Farmingdale Fire Department 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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On Thursday May 27th Station 23 Laurelton Fire Company, from Brick Twp. had the chance to practice Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) Techniques, Forcible Entry, Search & Rescue, Standpipe Operations and Advancing hose-lines through the simulated dwelling with live fire at the training center. ... See MoreSee Less
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REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN FOR THE SUMMER FIREFIGHTER DAY TIME LEVEL 1 & 2 (COMBINED CLASS)The class will start on Monday 6/28/2021 (for approximately 7 Weeks) 0800 until 1600 Monday through FridayThe cost will be $1000.00 for out of township recruit(s). The class size will be limited to 15 students.Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday June 1st, 2021.All registration forms shall be approved by the Fire Chief of your department.​Registration for the Summer Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Day Class may be done via online registration atwww.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.For more information please contact Director Hansson @ academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Toms River Fire Co. 1 training with the natural gas prop at the Toms River Fire Academy. #tr1fd @trfd_sta25 #pintheq_productions #pintheq ... See MoreSee Less
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Toms River Fire Investigators were working at a 2nd alarm structure fire in The the Pleasant Plains section of town today. The first arriving units were able to hold the fire to 1 unit with smoke and water damage to the adjoining unit. A great job by all! Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Department Toms River Fire Dept., Company #1 Toms River Fire Company 2 Silverton Volunteer Fire Company East Dover Fire Company Island Heights Fire Company ... 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 2021 @ 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 2021 at 7pm for orientation, CPAT Testing, FIT Testing and paperwork.Registrations must be received by Aug 25th, 2021Registration 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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*** SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE***COURSE: AIR MANAGEMENT LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CATAPANODATES: MONDAY MAY 17th & WEDNESDAY MAY 19th @ 6:30PMThis training class will help you understand the Rules of Air Management and help to keep you aware of your air consumption during your firefighting objectives. This training is based on the NFPA standard, and following the ROAM, will provide an increase margin for error, increasing the overall scene safety. It is time we change the way we operate on the fireground – “Tradition versus Practice”. This is an eight hour training class which will consist of lecture and hands-on training. Full PPE and SCBA required for numerous fireground activities and live fire conditions. Prerequisite: Firefighter Level 1 Registration for Air Management 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 Catapano jcatapano@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN FOR THE SUMMER FIREFIGHTER DAY TIME LEVEL 1 & 2 (COMBINED CLASS)The class will start on Monday 6/28/2021 (for approximately 7 Weeks) 0800 until 1600 Monday through FridayThe cost will be $1000.00 for out of township recruit(s). The class size will be limited to 15 students.Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday June 1st, 2021.All registration forms shall be approved by the Fire Chief of your department.​Registration for the Summer Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Day Class may be done via online registration atwww.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.For more information please contact Director Hansson @ academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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On Wednesday May 12th Stafford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company # 1 Station 47 from Manahawkin 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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REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN FOR THE SUMMER FIREFIGHTER DAY TIME LEVEL 1 & 2 (COMBINED CLASS)The class will start on Monday 6/28/2021 (for approximately 7 Weeks) 0800 until 1600 Monday through FridayThe cost will be $1000.00 for out of township recruit(s). The class size will be limited to 15 students.Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday June 1st, 2021.All registration forms shall be approved by the Fire Chief of your department.​Registration for the Summer Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Day Class may be done via online registration atwww.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.For more information please contact Director Hansson @ academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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***SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE******NEW DATE FOR THE TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS CLASS***LEAD INSTRUCTOR: YEZZILOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: MONDAY MAY 10th & WEDNESDAY MAY 12th @ 7pm & SATURDAY MAY 15th @ 08:30This class consists of classroom lecture and hands on operations. Students will receive instruction on the following topics; VEIS, Forcible Entry, ground ladder use and placement, ventilation, Search & Rescue, & patient packing.Prerequisite: Firefighter Level 1 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 Yezzi (732) 684-0895 myezzi@trfire.org or academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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*** SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE***COURSE: AIR MANAGEMENT LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CATAPANODATES: MONDAY MAY 17th & WEDNESDAY MAY 19th @ 6:30PMThis training class will help you understand the Rules of Air Management and help to keep you aware of your air consumption during your firefighting objectives. This training is based on the NFPA standard, and following the ROAM, will provide an increase margin for error, increasing the overall scene safety. It is time we change the way we operate on the fireground – “Tradition versus Practice”. This is an eight hour training class which will consist of lecture and hands-on training. Full PPE and SCBA required for numerous fireground activities and live fire conditions. Prerequisite: Firefighter Level 1 Registration for Air Management 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 Catapano jcatapano@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN FOR THE SUMMER FIREFIGHTER DAY TIME LEVEL 1 & 2 (COMBINED CLASS)The class will start on Monday 6/28/2021 (for approximately 7 Weeks) 0800 until 1600 Monday through FridayThe cost will be $1000.00 for out of township recruit(s). The class size will be limited to 15 students.Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday June 1st, 2021.All registration forms shall be approved by the Fire Chief of your department.​Registration for the Summer Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Day Class may be done via online registration atwww.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.orgNo walk-ins will be allowed to attend.For more information please contact Director Hansson @ academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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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

Toms River Fire Training Center Staff

Director Robert Hansson: rhansson@trfire.org

Deputy Director John Novak: jnovak@trfire.org

Chief Instructor Sam Seaman: sseaman@trfire.org

General Email: academy@trfire.org

Craig Bierbaum
Roger “Joe” Brown
Dave Burns
Joseph Catapano
Michael Cocco
Brian Doyle
Doug Foley
Richard Garbiel
William Giordano
Daniel Goresh
Richard Gorman
Christopher Hansson
Robert Hansson
Richard Heroy
William Ihrig
Matthew Janora
Jason Kaye
John Keating Jr.
Dana Kearney
Thomas Mccann
Leonard Minkler
John D. Mount
John Novak
Ed Ruhl
Kyle Schmitt
Sam Seaman
Christopher Silva
Gary Simone
Kenneth Taylor
Richard Tutela
Connor Wells
Christopher Whitam
Matthew Yezzi

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