Fire Academy

 20160708_133442academyThe Toms River Fire Academy is one of the three state approved fire-training facilities in Ocean County. The Administration Building is the main building on the academy grounds and houses the offices for the Fire Academy 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. Academy staff that is State Certified Fire Instructors conducts this training. This “Firefighter Level 1” course is held annually at the Training Academy along with many advanced courses each semester, as well as State mandated annual training.

Fire Training Center Course Catalog

Toms River Fire Academy YouTube Training Videos

Toms River Fire Academy Staff

Director Robert Hansson:

John Novak:

Sam Seaman:

General Email:

Training Course Announcements



FF 1 & 2

On-Scene Incident Commander


Training Course Registration Process

Registration for the Fire Academy is open to Toms River Firefighters along with Ocean County Firefighters. Registration for any course listed may be done via regular mail, phone (732-255-4024), fax (732-255-9432). All registration forms must be approved by the Chief prior to submission. No walk-ins will be allowed to attend any class.

Toms River Fire Academy Class Registration Form

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Academy Cancellations

If for any reason the Training Center has to cancel or postpone a course, an announcement of the cancellation will be made via:

1. Toms River Communications Fire Channel 1
2. Call Toms River Dispatch Center – 732-349-2285

Directions to TRFA

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. Academy is on the left about ½ past the Parkway.

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. Academy is on the left about ½ past the Parkway.

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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