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 OFFICER LEVEL 1 "STRATEGY AND TACTICS FOR THE FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR"
LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTER
DATES: MARCH 23rd, 25th, 30th, APRIL 1st, 6th, 7th, 13th, & 15th Mondays & Wednesdays Starting @ 19:00
FEE: $150.00 + BOOKS
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF NOVAK
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to meet the Fire Officer 1 requirements for Toms River Firefighters. This course is not the NJDFS Fire Officer Level 1 class but can be used to meet the strategy and tactics component of the New State Fire Officer requirements. All students must use a Google email account that will need to be checked daily during class for course content updates, assignments and discussions.
The course is based on officer development with continual mentoring throughout. The student for this class, should have some sound firefighting experience. The student should also be a member who will be moving into the rank of Lieutenant. The concepts brought out in this course is best suited to someone who has had fireground experience. The course builds on those experiences and attempts to bring the student to a company level commander. There will be required classroom sessions. The course requires a great deal of reading and study by the student on his or her own time. There are quizzes, assignments and forums that are required to be submitted in a timely manner. Students will be required to participate in forum sessions and to be able to debate various subjects during classroom and online sessions. The course uses the following text book: "Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics" 3rd or 4th Edition, author John Norman.
Prerequisites: Firefighter Level 1, Firefighter Level 2, Incident Management Level 1 (IMS200), Building Construction for the Fire Service. Course requires a Google gmail account.

Any questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Chief Novak (848)992-0560 or jnovak@trfire.org
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.
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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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COURSE: INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER

LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTER
DATES: FEBRURAY 19th, 24th, 26th, MARCH 2nd & 4th Mondays & Wednesdays Starting @ 19:00
FEE: $150.00
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEY

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this National Fire Academy course is to prepare students who will be designated by an incident commander (IC) as the incident safety officer (ISO). This course will teach students how to monitor the various types of incidents including Fire, EMS, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Materials scenes, and report to the IC the status of conditions, hazards, and risks present

Prerequisite: Firefighter Level 2, Incident Management Level 2 (IMS200)

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 (732) 814-8798 or dfoley@trfire.org
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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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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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