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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Toms River Fire Training Center Upcoming Winter / Spring 2020 Course Schedule:

Fire Official Certification Mondays & Wednesdays February 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th March 2nd & 4th @ 18:30

Incident Safety Officer Mondays & Wednesdays Feb 19th, 24th, 26th March 2nd & 4th @ 19:00

Building Construction Mondays & Wednesdays March 9th, 11th, 16th, & 18th @ 19:00

Fire Officer 1 (FDCO-1) "Strategy and Tactics for the First Line Supervisor" Mondays & Wednesdays March 23rd, 25th, 30th, April 1st,6th, 7th, 13th, & 15th @ 19:00

Fire Instructor 1 (FI-1) Mondays & Wednesdays April 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th, May 4th, 6th, 11th, & 13th @ 19:00

Air Management Sunday May 3rd @ 08:30

Drill Ground Instructor (.5 Instructor CEU's) Saturday May 16th 08:30

HAZ-MAT On- Scene Incident Commander Mondays & Wednesdays May 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th, June 1st, 3rd, 8th, & 10th

Pump Operations Mondays & Wednesdays @ 19:00 , Saturdays & Sundays @ 08:30 June 1st, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 10th, & 14th


Dates to be announce at a later time for the following Spring courses:

Truck Company Operations
Aerial Apparatus Operator
Arson Detection Awareness For The First Responder
Art of Reading Smoke

Online registration forms can be found at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy
Any questions on the Training Center or Upcoming Courses email us at academy@trfire.org
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICER LEVEL 1
Starts Monday January 6, 2020 ends February 17, 2020
LOCATION: Toms River Fire Training Center
Lead Instructor: Chief John Novak
FEE: $150.00 (outside Toms River)
The Fire Officer Level 1 Principles and Practice will meet the Division of Fire Safety requirement as one of the components for the State fire officer 1 certification. The course will use “Fire Officer Principles and Practice” 3rd edition from Jones and Bartlett. At the completion of the course participants can take the State fire officer 1 exam. All non-Township students will be responsible to provide their own textbook.
All students will need to have a Google G-Mail account. The bulk of the class will be completed through Google Classroom. Students will be required to complete skill sheets that are provided by the Division and Kean University. The course is an essay driven, distance learning environment.
All students will be required to report to the Toms River Fire Academy on January 6, 2020 at 7 PM for class orientation. Actual in-class time will be limited to minimal sessions with the emphasis toward distance learning.
Please provide a Gmail address when registering.
Registration for Fire Officer Level 1 may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.org
Registration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.com
All registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the class
No walk-ins will be allowed to attend.
Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Novak jnovak@trfire.org
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION
LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTER
DATES: FEBRURAY 3rd TILL MARCH 4th 2020 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-9:30pm
FEE: $200.00
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEY

COURSE 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.org
Registration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.com
All registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the class
No walk-ins will be allowed to attend.

Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley dfoley@trfire.org
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On behalf of Director Hansson and the Instructors of the Toms River Fire Training Center we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas ... See MoreSee Less

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The yearly Santa announcement will be done at 8 pm on Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24, 2019 on Toms River EMS 1,Toms River Fire 1 and Toms River Police 4.

For family members and friends that do not have access to a radio or pager, you can internet search “toms river fire scanner” and listen to this message via a web page

www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/28148/web
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Firefighter Level 1 & 2 class today, Students were able to play with some cool stuff today. The assisting special teams class gave students a chance to work with some specialized equipment. Members of the Toms River Technical Rescue Team helped provide the training. ... See MoreSee Less

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COURSE: FIRE DETECTION & SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS
DATE: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4th @ 7pm
LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTER
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEY
FEE: $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 1

Registration for Fire Detection & Suppression Systems may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.org
Registration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.com
All registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the class
No walk-ins will be allowed to attend.
Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley dfoley@trfire.org
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Course: Fire Officer Level 1
Starts Monday January 6, 2020 end February 17, 2020
Location: Toms River Fire Training Center
Lead Instructor: Chief John Novak
FEE: $150.00 (outside Toms River)

The Fire Officer Level 1 Principles and Practice will meet the Division of Fire Safety requirement as one of the components for the State fire officer 1 certification. The course will use “Fire Officer Principles and Practice” 3rd edition from Jones and Bartlett. At the completion of the course participants can take the State fire officer 1 exam. All non-Township students will be responsible to provide their own textbook.

All students will need to have a Google G-Mail account. The bulk of the class will be completed through Google Classroom. Students will be required to complete skill sheets that are provided by the Division and Kean University. The course is an essay driven, distance learning environment.
All students will be required to report to the Toms River Fire Academy on January 6, 2020 at 7 PM for class orientation. Actual in-class time will be limited to minimal sessions with the emphasis toward distance learning.
Please provide a Gmail address when registering.

Registration for Fire Officer Level 1 may be done via online registration at www.tomsriverfire.org/fire-academy/ or email academy@trfire.org
Registration forms are available at www.tomsriverfire.com
All registration forms will be approved by the Fire Chief prior to the start date of the class
No walk-ins will be allowed to attend.
Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Novak jnovak@trfire.org
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11/15/19 Friday night event is here - 6 pm to 10 pm $ 25 per person payable at the door for the social and roundtable.

Doors open at 6pm for a roundtable discussion featuring some of the best truck company minds in the fire service and share stories over beverages.

PintheQ Production will be our special moderator for the event!

Come out and join us for a great night of discussion and brotherhood as you meet old friends and make new ones!
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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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