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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If you are looking for a fresh cut CHRISTMAS TREE please shop with us at Silverton Firehouse. Trees will be delivered sometime on Saturday 11/27 and our members have to off load the truck and prep for sales. Depending on the delivery time, we may be open Saturday; if not Sunday at 10 am.There is a shortage on Christmas trees this year so get your tree early as we will have 400 in stock and they will go quick. All of our sales directly benefit the Silverton Volunteer Fire Company # 1. Come visit us, you will be happy with the quality of our trees. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Instructors of the Toms River Fire Training Center would like to wish all of our family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less
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The 75th annual Pancake breakfast is up and running. This event is delivery and to-go only. Stop by or call in to place your order! 732-349-0808 ... See MoreSee Less
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On Monday Nov 15th Lanoka Harbor Volunteer Fire Company #1 had the chance to practice their Mayday Skills with the Mayday Props @ the Toms River Fire Training Center. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tonight, Saturday the 6th we turn the clocks back. When the clocks are changed, take time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Don’t just test the batter, Change it. Smoke detectors save lives. #smoke #detectors ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Toms River Fire Training Center
On Thursday Oct. 28th 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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The current Firefighter Level 1 & 2 class had a moment of silence this morning before class in honor of Honorary Chief Prioli from Jackson Twp. Vol. Fire Company Station 55. As the recruits from Jackson Twp. Vol. Fire Company Station 55 read the Line of Duty Death announcement to the class. Chief Prioli had just returned from responding to a motor vehicle accident in Jackson Township when he suffered a medical emergency and passed away. Chief Prioli was a Life Member of the department with more then 26 years of service and he currently served as the Department Safety Officer and Treasurer. He leaves behind a large family.Chief Prioli Gone but never forgotten, we’ll take it from here. You have answered your last alarm. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today Southard Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Howell Twp. District 3 & the Career Division from Southard Fire Dept. 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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Station 21 Breton Woods Fire Company #1 & Station 22 Pioneer Fire Company from Brick Twp. trained today at the Fire Training Center on stabilization, lifting techniques and roof rolls on multiple vehicles. ... 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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On Tuesday Oct 19th 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 Wednesday October 20th Lakewood Vol. Fire Company Ladder 3 had the chance to practice Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (VEIS) Techniques, Search & Rescue and Advancing hose-lines through the simulated dwelling with live fire at the training center. ... See MoreSee Less
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Ladder 3 crew training this evening at Toms River Fire Training Center. For information on how to become a firefighter with the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department follow the link below. www.njfiredistricts.org/lakewoodfiredistrict1/MembershipContactForm.aspx ... 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: 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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2 months ago

Toms River Fire Training Center
Manchester Township Division of Emergency Services Fire Department, Manchester Township Volunteer Fire Department, Whiting Volunteer Fire Department, & Joint Base Fire Department trained at Toms River Fire Training Center. Companies performed various stations including forcible entry, primary search, SCBA confidence course, water can discipline, roof operations, and hose line advancement. It is training like this that allows for excellent fire-ground operations and teamwork for the Manchester community and residents. ... 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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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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