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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.

​Orientation:
Sunday, August 4, 2024, 8:00 AM

​Dates & Times:
Classes run from Monday, August 12, 2024, to Sunday, January 26, 2025

The Firefighter I/II program meets every other Saturday and Sunday at 7:45 am and every Monday and Wednesday at 6:45 pm.  

This course follows the National Fire Protection Standard 1001 most recent edition and N.J.A.C. 5:73. 

NJDFS APPARATUS DRIVING:Essentials for the Professional Driver and Emergency Services Organization
Date & Time: 
​September 21 or October 10, 0830 hrs. - 1500 hrs.  (Choose one date)

STATE EXAM:  October 17, 2024 at 1900 hrs. (if you choose to be certified by NJDFS)  

Apparatus driving is an essential skill that must be mastered through training and education to ensure the safety of responders and the general public.  Additionally, member organizations benefit from the training and education by reducing liability exposure and improving service life of their equipment.​

CEVO IV FIRE: COACHING THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR IV
​Date & Time: 
​Sun., Sept. 22 or Fri., Oct. 11, 0830 hrs. - 1430 hrs. (Choose one date)

Are your apparatus operators truly qualified to drive the emergency equipment in your station?  Are you in a position to fully defend your agency's procedures, policies, and guidelines?  Can you defend your driver's training program?  Hardly a day goes by that, somewhere in the United States, a chief finds himself or herself, struggling to answer these questions while seated in a court of law.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1 
Dates & Times: 
Mon., Sept 23 - Fri., Oct. 18 (click the link for all dates and times)

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.  

This program is designed to be used with the text Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 9th Edition.  Participants are required to purchase the text listed above before class begins.  Text may be purchased online at www.ifsta.org.  ISBN number 978-0-87939-696-1, Item number 36342.

AUTO EXTRICATION I
Dates & Times: 
Thu., Sept 26, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs.
Sat., Sept 28, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.
​Sun., Sept 29, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.

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
​Date & Time: 
​Wed., Oct. 2 or Sat., Oct. 12, 0830 hrs. - 1500 hrs. (Choose one Date)

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.​

AUTO EXTRICATION II
Dates & Times: 
Sat., Oct. 19, 0800 hrs. - 1600 hrs.​
Tue., Oct. 22, 1900 hrs. - 2200 hrs..

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 INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER
Dates & Times: Choose one, two-day course
Sat. Oct 19, 0800-1630 hrs. and Sun. Oct 20, 0800-1500 hrs.
OR
Thu. Oct 24, 0800-1630 hrs. and Fri. Oct 25, 0800-1500 hrs. 

​This course is intended to provide either the “dedicated" safety officer or any member who might be assigned the role of “Incident" safety officer with skills to function effectively as the Safety Officer at fire department incident operations.  The primary focus shall be on developing decision making skills through the recognition of cues that affect personal safety.  This is a National Fire Academy accredited course.  ​ 

HARASSMENT, DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA: ISSUES FOR THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
​Date & Time: 
Tue. Oct. 22, or Sat. Nov. 16,  0830 hrs. - 1500 hrs. (Choose one Date)

New Jersey employers are required to provide training and education on the topic of recognizing and preventing workplace harassment and discrimination to both supervision and members of the workforce. Additionally, employers are also required to have a comprehensive workplace policy on this topic. Failure to do so leaves the organization vulnerable to liability exposure. Coupled with more than two decades of experience including investigative services and policy development, the program developer brings to the classroom both historical and recent court decisions from both New Jersey and Federal courts to educate members on what is and what is not harassment or discrimination. Additionally, participants will be educated on how to avoid unwanted consequences for postings on social media.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 1 
Dates & Times:
​Fri. Nov. 1 -  Tue. Dec. 10 ​(click the link for all dates and times)

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.  

This program is designed to be used with the text Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 9th Edition.  Participants are required to purchase the text listed above before class begins.  Text may be purchased online at www.ifsta.org.  ISBN number 978-0-87939-696-1, Item number 36342.

 FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2 DAY PROGRAM
Dates & Times: 
​Mon. Nov. 25 - Wed. Dec. 18, 8:30 -11:30 AM (click the link for all dates and times)

​Successful completion of this course is required by the NJ Division of Fire Safety for Fire Service Instructors who desire certification as a level-2 Fire Service Instructor.  NOTE: This course does include out of class assignments that are mandatory for completion.​

The NJ State Exam will be given at the end of the program.  This program is designed to be used with the text Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 9th Edition.  Participants are required to purchase the text listed above before class begins.  Text may be purchased online at www.ifsta.org.  ISBN number 978-0-87939-696-1, Item number 36342.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2 EVENING PROGRAM
Dates & Times: 
​Mon. Nov. 25 - Wed. Dec. 18, ​ 7-10 PM (click the link for all dates)

Successful completion of this course is required by the NJ Division of Fire Safety for Fire Service Instructors who desire certification as a level-2 Fire Service Instructor.  NOTE: This course does include out of class assignments that are mandatory for completion.​

The NJ State Exam will be given at the end of the program.  This program is designed to be used with the text Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 9th Edition.  Participants are required to purchase the text listed above before class begins.  Text may be purchased online at www.ifsta.org.  ISBN number 978-0-87939-696-1, Item number 36342.​

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