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

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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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COURSE: VEHICLE EXTRICATION LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF TAYLORDATE: MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st & WEDNESDAY NOV 3rd @ 6:30pm, SUNDAY NOV 7th & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8:00amFEE: $300.00 (outside Toms River)In-depth training of vehicle rescue from planning, organizing, responding and the strategy/tactics of vehicle rescue. How to create safe areas on the road that will allow extrication teams to work, and identify hybrid/electric cars, defeat SRS systems, and promote scene safety. Students will operate heavy hydraulic rescue tools as well as air powered, e-draulic and hand tools. Students will be given various hands-on scenarios and will be expected to perform as a team at a basic skill level to perform a vehicle extrication of trapped occupants. Prerequisite: Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Registration for all courses 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 Taylor (732)232-7691 or email academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION (90 HOURS)LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAING CENTER DATES: CLASS STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 4th & ENDS JANUARY 2022CLASS WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS STARTING @ 7pmLEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYFEE: $350.00 +BooksThis 90-hour course is designed to give the student the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code for certification as a Fire Inspector and preform entry level field inspections. CONTENT: This course will include: legal aspects, life hazard uses, use groups, conducting inspections, building construction, plan review, general fire safety, occupancy loads, fire suppression and protection systems, specific uses, flammable or hazardous materials, retrofit requirements, fire investigation, and practical exercises. Course materials provided are: Code Enforcement & Inspection textbook and numerous technical handouts. AUDIENCE: Candidates for Fire Inspector, and existing Fire Inspectors wanting a thorough review. Prerequisites: Must provide the current Edition of the Uniform Fire Code Statutes and Regulations State of New Jersey Division of Fire SafetyAny questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley (732)814-8798 or email dfoley@trfire.orgRegistration for all courses 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: TUESDAY NOV 2nd, THURSDAY NOV 4th, TUESDAY NOV 9th, THURSDAY NOV 11th, TUESDAY NOV 16th FEE: $150.00LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYCOURSE 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 1 & 2, Incident Management Level 2 (IMS200)Registration for this course is open to Toms River Township Firefighters along with any Firefighters in the State of New Jersey.Registration for all courses 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 in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Foley (732) 814-8798 or dfoley@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICER (1) “STRATEGY & TACTICS FOR THE 1st LINE SUPERVISORLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: MONDAY SEPT. 27th, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 29th, OCTOBER MONDAY 4th, WEDNESDAY 6th, MONDAY 11th, WEDNESDAY 13th, MONDAY 18th, & WEDNESDAY 20th FEE: $150.00 + BOOKS (OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN TEXT BOOK)“Strategy and Tactics for the First Line Supervisor meets the NJDFS requirement for a strategy and tactics course (24 Hours). The course uses Chief John Norman’s “Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics.” Topics include Fire Officer Decision making, Engine company operations, Ladder company operations, Tactics at private dwellings, Multifamily dwellings, Store fire and below grade fires. Instructors for this class are well versed in the subject matter. Instructors for this course include: Chief John Novak Toms River Fire DepartmentBattalion Chief Rich Gorman Jersey City Fire DepartmentDeputy Chief James Gillespie Atlantic City Fire Department This course requires a Google Gmail account.as students will also be required to complete online quizzes and homework assignments in google classroom.Prerequisites: Firefighter Level 1 & 2, Incident Management Level 1 (IMS200), Building Construction for the Fire Service. Any questions in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Chief Novak via phone (848) 992-0560 or via email at jnovak@trfire.orgRegistration for this course is open to Toms River Township Firefighters along with any Firefighters in the State of New Jersey.Registration for all courses 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICER (1) “STRATEGY & TACTICS FOR THE 1st LINE SUPERVISORLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: MONDAY SEPT. 27th, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 29th, OCTOBER MONDAY 4th, WEDNESDAY 6th, MONDAY 11th, WEDNESDAY 13th, MONDAY 18th, & WEDNESDAY 20th FEE: $150.00 + BOOKS (OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN TEXT BOOK)“Strategy and Tactics for the First Line Supervisor meets the NJDFS requirement for a strategy and tactics course (24 Hours). The course uses Chief John Norman’s “Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics.” Topics include Fire Officer Decision making, Engine company operations, Ladder company operations, Tactics at private dwellings, Multifamily dwellings, Store fire and below grade fires. Instructors for this class are well versed in the subject matter. Instructors for this course include: Chief John Novak Toms River Fire DepartmentBattalion Chief Rich Gorman Jersey City Fire DepartmentDeputy Chief James Gillespie Atlantic City Fire Department This course requires a Google Gmail account.as students will also be required to complete online quizzes and homework assignments in google classroom.Prerequisites: Firefighter Level 1 & 2, Incident Management Level 1 (IMS200), Building Construction for the Fire Service. Any questions in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Chief Novak via phone (848) 992-0560 or via email at jnovak@trfire.orgRegistration for this course is open to Toms River Township Firefighters along with any Firefighters in the State of New Jersey.Registration for all courses 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: TUESDAY NOV 2nd, THURSDAY NOV 4th, TUESDAY NOV 9th, THURSDAY NOV 11th, TUESDAY NOV 16th FEE: $150.00LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYCOURSE 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 1 & 2, Incident Management Level 2 (IMS200)Registration for this course is open to Toms River Township Firefighters along with any Firefighters in the State of New Jersey.Registration for all courses 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 in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Foley (732) 814-8798 or dfoley@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICER ORIENTATIONLEAD INSTRUCTOR: CATAPANOLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8th @ 7pmFEE: $25.00 (outside Toms River)Course Description: Fire Officer Orientation will provide new and current officers with information about other services, and agencies that they may encounter and interact with as a Fire Officer. This class will give you a brief overview of these services, information and resources. Prerequisites: NJ Firefighter 1 & 2Registration for all courses 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 in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Catapano (732) 600-7425 or jcatapano@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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***Toms River Fire Training Center 2020-21 Fall/Winter Class***Congratulations Firefighter Matthew Garabedian from the Ship Bottom Vol. Fire Company Station 46 on receiving the Spike Baran Leadership award. This award is in honor of Chief Baran's dedication to this academy and to his great love of training and education. This award is presented to one recruit in each Level One Class for outstanding performance from a combination of high academic, attendance and practical scores. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE OFFICER (1) “STRATEGY & TACTICS FOR THE 1st LINE SUPERVISORLOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: MONDAY SEPT. 27th, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 29th, OCTOBER MONDAY 4th, WEDNESDAY 6th, MONDAY 11th, WEDNESDAY 13th, MONDAY 18th, & WEDNESDAY 20th FEE: $150.00 + BOOKS (OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN TEXT BOOK)“Strategy and Tactics for the First Line Supervisor meets the NJDFS requirement for a strategy and tactics course (24 Hours). The course uses Chief John Norman’s “Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics.” Topics include Fire Officer Decision making, Engine company operations, Ladder company operations, Tactics at private dwellings, Multifamily dwellings, Store fire and below grade fires. Instructors for this class are well versed in the subject matter. Instructors for this course include: Chief John Novak Toms River Fire DepartmentBattalion Chief Rich Gorman Jersey City Fire DepartmentDeputy Chief James Gillespie Atlantic City Fire Department This course requires a Google Gmail account.as students will also be required to complete online quizzes and homework assignments in google classroom.Prerequisites: Firefighter Level 1 & 2, Incident Management Level 1 (IMS200), Building Construction for the Fire Service. Any questions in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Chief Novak via phone (848) 992-0560 or via email at jnovak@trfire.orgRegistration for this course is open to Toms River Township Firefighters along with any Firefighters in the State of New Jersey.Registration for all courses 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION (90 HOURS)LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAING CENTER DATES: CLASS STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 4th & ENDS JANUARY 2022CLASS WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHTS STARTING @ 7pmLEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYFEE: $350.00 +BooksThis 90-hour course is designed to give the student the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code for certification as a Fire Inspector and preform entry level field inspections. CONTENT: This course will include: legal aspects, life hazard uses, use groups, conducting inspections, building construction, plan review, general fire safety, occupancy loads, fire suppression and protection systems, specific uses, flammable or hazardous materials, retrofit requirements, fire investigation, and practical exercises. Course materials provided are: Code Enforcement & Inspection textbook and numerous technical handouts. AUDIENCE: Candidates for Fire Inspector, and existing Fire Inspectors wanting a thorough review. Prerequisites: Must provide the current Edition of the Uniform Fire Code Statutes and Regulations State of New Jersey Division of Fire SafetyAny questions on the class contact Lead Instructor Foley (732)814-8798 or email dfoley@trfire.orgRegistration for all courses 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER LOCATION: TOMS RIVER FIRE TRAINING CENTERDATES: TUESDAY NOV 2nd, THURSDAY NOV 4th, TUESDAY NOV 9th, THURSDAY NOV 11th, TUESDAY NOV 16th FEE: $150.00LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF FOLEYCOURSE 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 1 & 2, Incident Management Level 2 (IMS200)Registration for this course is open to Toms River Township Firefighters along with any Firefighters in the State of New Jersey.Registration for all courses 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 in regard to the class please contact Lead Instructor Foley (732) 814-8798 or dfoley@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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***Toms River Fire Training Center Summer Day Class 2021***Congratulations Firefighter Louis Nazzaro from the Laurelton Fire Company #1 Station 23 on receiving the Spike Baran Leadership award. This award is in honor of Chief Baran's dedication to this academy and to his great love of training and education. This award is presented to one recruit in each Level One Class for outstanding performance from a combination of high academic, attendance and practical scores. ... See MoreSee Less
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FALL/WINTER FIREFIGHTER LEVEL 1 & 2 (COMBINED CLASS) FULLThe 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.Any questions on the Fall/Winter Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Class contact the training center academy@trfire.org ... See MoreSee Less
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COURSE: VEHICLE EXTRICATION LEAD INSTRUCTOR: CHIEF TAYLORDATE: MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st & WEDNESDAY NOV 3rd @ 6:30pm, SUNDAY NOV 7th & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14th @ 8:00amFEE: $300.00 (outside Toms River)In-depth training of vehicle rescue from planning, organizing, responding and the strategy/tactics of vehicle rescue. How to create safe areas on the road that will allow extrication teams to work, and identify hybrid/electric cars, defeat SRS systems, and promote scene safety. Students will operate heavy hydraulic rescue tools as well as air powered, e-draulic and hand tools. Students will be given various hands-on scenarios and will be expected to perform as a team at a basic skill level to perform a vehicle extrication of trapped occupants. Prerequisite: Firefighter Level 1 & 2 Registration for all courses 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 Taylor (732)232-7691 or email 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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