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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 through the Non-Residents Taxpayers Association of New Jersey. View the waiver form for eligibility requirements and to apply for courses that are $60 or less.

Upcoming Courses: ​​

Auto Extrication II

Saturday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 12, 2020
TIME: 0800 hrs. to 1600 hrs. Saturday
1900 hrs. to 2200 hrs. Tuesday

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.

NFA Health and Safety Program Manager
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2020
0800 hrs. to 1600 hrs.
To provide fire and emergency medical services (EMS) department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their organization. This is a 16-hour National Fire Academy accredited course.

Auto Extrication I

Thursday, April 2, Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2020
TIME: 1900 hrs. to 2200 hrs. Thursday
0800 hrs. to 1600 hrs. Saturday and Sunday
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.

Drill Ground Instructor:  Basic And Refresher

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (0800 hrs. to 1600 hrs.)

This program is designed to ensure that instructors know and understand the safety issues inherent in all areas of Fire Fighting training.  Instructors must be capable of demonstrating the proper methods of identifying and correcting an unsafe act/task as it occurs.  Safety must be stressed during training so the Fire Fighter develops good habits. 

Firefighter I

Friday, January 10, 2020 - Orientation (7:00 PM)
Classes Run from Saturday, January 11 to Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Firefighter I program meets on some Saturdays and Sundays at 7:45 am and some Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:45 pm.  This program will meet on the following dates: Jan. 11, 12, 13, 15, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, Feb. 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 19, 22, 23, Mar. 4, 7, 8, 11, 16, 18, 21, 22, 30, Apr. 1, 4, 5, 8, 15, 18, 19, 22, May 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 16, 17.  All dates are subject to change.  In addition, exam preparation classes, which are optional, will be offered on the following dates: February 11, March 9, 10, April 6, 7.