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Gloucester Fire Academy

Gloucester Fire Academy

Upcoming Courses

Throughout the year, the Gloucester County Fire Academy offers several courses of interest to emergency services personnel.​Complete a registration form​ to sign up for a class. Residents and members of Gloucester County volunteer associations may be eligible for a grant t​​​​hrough the Non-Residents Taxpayers Association of New Jersey. View the waiver form for eligibility requirements and to apply for courses that are $80 or less. ​

Upcoming Courses: ​​

FIREFIGHTER I SPRING 2021 (Weeknight, Weekend)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 --ORIENTATION (7:00 PM)
Classes run from Saturday, January 16 to Saturday, May 8, 2021.

TECHNIQUES FOR EFFECTIVE DEPARTMENT DRILLS
Monday, March 1, Thursday, March 4, Saturday, March 6

​This course is designed to provide the participant with essential tools and skills to lead and execute effective company-level training drills.

RAPID INTERVENTION CREW (RIC) TECHNIQUES FOR THE INITIAL SUPPRESSION CREW
​March 13

The firefighter working as a two-person or three-person team, equipped with tools normally used for fire suppression while wearing full PPE and SCBA shall successfully complete the following tasks: Drags, carries, harness conversion, Removal of a downed member thru the floor, Victim removal by stairs and/or windows, Emergency air, Mayday.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR APRIL 2021

This course is required by the NJ Division of Fire Safety for Firefighters who wish to be certified as Level 1 fire service instructors.  This course will provide the student with an understanding of instructional planning, techniques and delivery as related to the fire service.  This program is eligible for Pro Board and IFSAC certification. 


AUTO EXTRICATI​ON I​
Thursday, April 15, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18

This comprehensive 19-hour course will consist of both lecture and hands-on training.  Participants will receive instruction and develop improved competency on all phases of auto extrication including: scene size-up, vehicle stabilization, removal of the vehicle from the entrapped patient, patient removal, etc.


AUTO EXTRICATION II
Saturday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 11

This course, mostly hands-on, continues where Auto Extrication I left off.  Using numerous skill stations and multi crash scenarios, students will be able to demonstrate the key principles and practices of safe and effective vehicle extrication practices.

HEAVY VEHICLE RESCUE – LEVEL 1
Friday, June 4, Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6

The Heavy Vehicle Rescue program is a specialized program focusing on accidents involving large trucks and autos.  The program eliminates time consumption of rescuers learning on the job.  Precious minutes of the Golden Hour are saved thus reducing the mortality of those involved in accidents.  Rescuers may apply these techniques immediately upon returning to their agency.​

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