Course Descriptions

Arson Awareness

Date Upon Request

This course is designed to assist firefighters and others in the recognition of indicators of a possible arson fire. The course will cover the firefighters role in the investigation process. Some of the topics will be scene preservation and evidence collection and the firefighters role in these tasks.

Class size: Minimum 14 students – Maximum 30 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Basement and Cellar Fires

Date Upon Request

This twelve-hour seminar is designed to review and discuss the definitions of basements, cellars, and sub‑cellars.  Many buildings are destroyed every year by fires originating in below ground level cellars and sub‑cellars.  The difficulties and hazardous conditions presented to fire fighters will be identified and discussed at length.  In addition, the course will cover direct and indirect fire fighting tactics with heavy emphasis on the safety of the fire fighter. Instruction on tactical operations of cellar and basement fires, including live burn practical operations, workshops, and a presentation of recent major fires with below grade origins will be covered.

Class size: Minimum 14 students – Maximum 20 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Class “A” Foams

Date Upon Request

Class will cover:

  • Basic foam properties
  • Applications and advantages over water
  • Case Studies
  • Overview of proportioners
  • Recommended injection rates and nozzle choices
  • Maintenance concerns
  • Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS)
  • Live demonstration of low/medium/high expansion foam utilizing aspirating and smooth bore nozzles and demonstration of CAF

Class size: Minimum 14 students – Maximum 26 students

PRE-REQUISITE:  Successful Completion of Fire Fighter 1

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Class “B” Foams

Date Upon Request

Class “B” Foams is designed to give the firefighter an understanding of the various foams available for hazardous materials and other combustibles.  This 9 hour course will cover, but not be limited to theory, use and misuse, types and application of foams available in the marketplace today. This offering includes some hands-on activities. Theory and application of Class B Foams for vehicle and spill fires with an introduction of the use of USAI Foam Tenders and equipment will be covered. Students will need to bring Personal Protective Equipment on for training ground evolutions.

Class size: Minimum 14 students – Maximum 26 students
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Developing SOP / SOG’s for the Fire Service

Date Upon Request

This six-hour course is designed for those individuals who will be developing SOP / SOG’s for their department personnel. The importance of all departments having a document outlining polices, expected behavior and performance requirements cannot be over emphasized. Topics to be covered include differences between SOP / SOG’s, their importance, areas which need to be addressed, resources that should be used in their development and who should be involved in the development of the document.

Class size is limited to 40.


Driver Simulator Training

All classes run from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

  • February 4, 2020
  • April 9, 2020
  • June 19, 2020
  • August 7, 2020
  • September 3, 2020
  • November 6, 2020

This course is designed to reinforce a driver’s ability to develop a system that will assist in making sound decisions and reduce driving risk.  Managing risk involves controlling visibility, time, space and being aware of the traction available.  The “Driving Simulator” is a training device which includes a steering wheel, brake, and accelerator controls, and provides a feel similar to those experienced in a real car.  Through the use of this new technology, the attendee will learn how to react to various traffic elements such as pedestrians, other vehicles and road conditions, and how to predict possible conflict with other highway users. The simulator allows for the measurement of reaction time, braking time and total stopping distance.

Class size is limited to 8.
This course is open to Fire, Police and EMS personnel.

Conducted by Det. Arnold Anderson (Retired) Leader of the Teen Safe Driver Coalition of NJ and Community Traffic Safety Coordinator, NJ Bike & Walk Coalition.


Elevator Emergency

Date Upon Request

This is a basic introductory awareness course. Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to understand the difference between a routine elevator incident and a true elevator emergency, the basic operation of elevators, the design features of elevator cars and elevator hoistways, the methods of accessing and controlling elevator cars in rescue incidents, the various elevator safety devices, the various methods of removing passengers from disable elevator cars, and pre-planning for elevator incidents.

Class size: Minimum 15 students – Maximum 30 students


Emergency Medical Dispatch

All classes run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

  • March 31 – April 3, 2020
  • October 6 – October 9, 2020

A required course for 9-1-1 Telecommunicator.  This state-approved certification course will enable the student to properly answer, prioritize and dispatch calls for medical aid, and to provide instructions for preliminary emergency medical care prior to the arrival of emergency medical personnel.  This class will include practical exercises and demonstrations. Class size is 25.

This course is being offered after the Basic Police Class graduates so that the recently graduated police officers can attend this course.

PRE-REQUISITES: 9-1-1 Telecommunication’s Training & C.P.R Certification. Copies of Certificates must accompany registration.

Conducted by the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety
Communications Division


Emergency Vehicle Driver / Officer Operations

Date Upon Request

This course will discuss the rights and responsibilities of the emergency vehicle driver. Also discussed will be the officer/passengers responsibilities. Using case studies of apparatus crashes the student will gain a better understanding of emergency vehicle driving under emergency conditions.

Class size: Minimum 20 students – Maximum 30 students


Engine Company Operations

  • April 18 & 19, 2020
  • September 12 & 13, 2020

This course is designed to cover the roles and responsibilities of the first and second arriving Engine Companies.  This includes establishing a water source, stretching a dry attack line, stretching a wet attack line, line placement and searching off the line.  This is a Friday night and all day Saturday course.  Friday night will be conducted in a classroom and Saturday will be all day on the fire grounds.  This course is along the same format as Truck Company Operations.

Class size: Minimum 15 students – Maximum 25 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1. Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


FEMA NIMS I-200

  • March 30 & 31, 2020: 2 days (starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • September 28 & 29, 2020: 2 days (starts at 8:30 a.m.)

This sixteen-hour program addresses the need for an incident management system, an overview of the structure and expansibility of ICS, an understanding of the command skills needed by officers and firefighters to use ICS’ guidelines effectively, using scenario practices in its application. Appendixes including guidelines and resource information for setting up and implementing a departmental ICS will be provided.

This course will meet the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:75-6.1 for certification of Incident Management Level I.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of ICS I-100 and I-700.

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


FEMA NIMS I-300

  • May 4, 5 & 6, 2020: Daytime (starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • October 26, 27 & 28, 2020: Daytime (starts at 8:30 a.m.)

This twenty-four-hour program addresses the next level of incident management.  The course provides the scenarios and applications of using the NIMS Incident Command System at this level. Both lecture and interactive training are used to reinforce the methods and application of this level of management

This course will meet the requirements of NJAC5:75-6.1 for certification of Incident Command Level 2 and the requirements of the NJ Governor’s Executive Order #50. 

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of ICS I-200

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


FEMA NIMS I-400

  • June 1 & 2, 2020 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • November 16 & 176, 2020 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

This sixteen-hour course addresses the next level of incident management.  The course provides the scenario and applications for planned and unplanned events using the NIMS Incident Command System at this level.  Both lecture and interactive training are used to reinforce the methods and application of this level of management.

For the best results of this course EMS, Fire and Police agencies need to be in attendance together. Outreach courses held by individual jurisdictions (towns, boroughs, fire districts) alone or in conjunction with other jurisdictions is preferred.

This course meets the requirements of NJAC5:75-6.1 certification of Incident Management Level 3 and the requirements of the NJ Governor’s Executive Order #50.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of ICS-I-300.

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Fire Fighter 1

  • Date: January 21 – May 16, 2020 (T/Sat)
    Course Number: 20-FF1-V-02-35-15
    Orientation: January 13, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Mandatory PT: January 18, 2020
  • Date: June 15 – July 17, 2020 (M-F)
    Course Number: 20-FF1-V-05-35-15
    Orientation: June 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Mandatory PT: June 13, 2020
  • Date: August 11 – December 5, 2020 (T/Sat)
    Course Number: 20-FF1-V-09-35-15
    Orientation: August 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Mandatory PT: August 8, 2020

Along with the Academy registration form, the following must be read and/or completed to attend this class:

Fire Fighter 1 is the first level of a progressive program.  This level introduces the novice firefighter to the basics of nationally recognized firefighting techniques.  Methods of instruction will include classroom theory as well as skill oriented “hands‑on” drill sessions.  Student performance will be evaluated throughout the course including mid‑term and final exams, both written and practical.  The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety’s standardized Fire Fighter 1 test is given as part of the final exam.

Fire Fighter 1 meets the performance objectives of the N.F.P.A. standard 1001 and N.J.A.C. 5:73‑4.3 standard which will allow a firefighter to perform firefighting under direct supervision.  All students will receive ICS, Orientation, and Bloodborne Pathogens, Right to Know and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operational Levels of training as required by N.J.A.C. 5:75-6.1.  Full Personal Protective Equipment is required for ALL sessions.

Class size: Maximum 35 students

Note: There will be a ‘Physical Agility Course’ scheduled the Saturday after Orientation and prior to the class beginning. The physical agility course is designed to demonstrate the physically demanding nature of firefighting. It will be a timed event. Also, note there will be one (1) Sunday for mandatory skills testing. The date will be determined and noted on the class schedule.

This course’s dress code requires a shirt. Click here to order.

MANDATORY:  Completion of OSHA Respiratory Clearance Certification & Current Fit Test Documentation.

This course is approved for college credits by the County College of Morris.


Fire Fighter 2

  • Date: February 11 – May 28, 2020 (T/Th)
    Course Number: 20-FF2-V-03-35-15
  • Date: August 3 – December 14, 2020 (M/W)
    Course Number: 20-FF2-V-08-35-15

Fire Fighter 2 is the second level of a progression which includes Fire Fighter 1, 2, and 3.  Instruction at this level will be aimed at providing the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to function under general supervision. Mandatory requirement: Full Personal Protective Equipment is required for ALL sessions. Copy of current SCBA Fit Test to be handed in the first session.

Class size: Maximum 35 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful Completion of Fire Fighter 1 and a minimum of two years experience with a fire department.

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

This course’s dress code requires a shirt. Click here to order.


Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • Date: January 21 – May 16, 2020
    Course Number: 20-FF1-FF2-C-01-60-25
  • Date: April 06 – June 12, 2020
    Course Number: 20-FF1-FF2-C-04-60-25
  • Date: September 08 – November 13, 2020
    Course Number: 20-FF1-FF2-C-10-60-25

The Morris County Fire Academy Career Fire Recruit program has been developed with the cooperation of numerous career department Chiefs who assist and support the implementation of the program around the specific needs of career departments. This includes the Physical Fitness (PT) program in which the recruit must pass the required assessments to continue. The specific information on the entire program is available for any departments review.

This program meets the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety’s standardized Fire Fighter 1 & 2 requirements. The program meets the performance objectives of N.F.P.A. 1001 and N.J.A.C. 5:73-4.3 along with N.J.A.C. 5:75-6.1.

Upon completion the recruit, will receive certification in FF1, FF2, BBP, RTK, CEVO, BAIL OUT, ICS- 100, 700, AND 200.

Registration for the program can only be completed by the sending agency. Full firefighting protective equipment is required along with the academy specified class B uniform.


Fire Inspector

  • August 10 – December 02, 2020 – 7:30pm – 10:30pm

The course of study for Fire Inspector certification will consist of a planned pattern of instruction and experiences designed to meet the “New Jersey Standards.” The course will provide at least 90 contact hours of instruction not including examination and support time. The course will follow the guidelines of N.J.A.C. 5:71 – 4-9. In order to establish eligibility for certification as a Fire Inspector, applicants shall demonstrate competence by successfully completing the written exam provided by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.

Equipment needed: NJ Uniform Fire Code, IFSTA 8th edition Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement, 2015 NJ Edition of the International Fire Code

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 25 students


Fire Instructor Level 1

  • Date: February 18 – March 19, 2020; Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Date: September 29 – October 27, 2020; Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Note: The NJDFS is currently reviewing this class and may add additional hours.

This 40-hour course of instruction meets the requirements of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2002 edition, specified at N.J.A.C. 5:73-5.2(c). Students will need the 8th edition of IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor manual.

Note: Drill Ground Instructor will be covered on the last day of this course.

Textbooks will NOT be provided. All students must purchase the required textbooks and manuals prior to attending class.

PRE-REQUISITE: 21 years of age and NJ Certified Firefighter 1 for three years.


Fire Instructor Level 2

    • Date: March 24 – April 21, 2020; Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • Date: September 15 – October 15, 2020; Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
    • Note: The NJDFS is currently reviewing this class and may add additional hours.

This 40-hour course of instruction meets the requirements of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2002 edition, specified at N.J.A.C. 5:73-5.3(c).

Students will need the 8th edition of IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor manual.

PRE-REQUISITE: 21 years of age, NJ Certified Firefighter 1 for three years and two years experience as an instructor.


Fire Officer 1

  • January 08 – February 26, 2020, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

The Fire Officer Course curriculum is designed to give the fire company officer a comprehensive view of the fire organization and define his responsibility to the department, the public, and municipal management.  It includes, but is not limited to, Fire Department Management, Fire Ground Command, and Suppression Principles and Techniques.

This course is approved for college credits by the County College of Morris. 

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students

PRE-REQUISITES: Successful Completion of Fire Fighter 1, Fire Fighter 2, ICS I-200, and also FEMA NFA ISO, Principles of Building Construction, and Strategy & Tactics.  Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

FEMA NFA INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations & training evolutions.  The course is incident-specific, scenario-oriented designed to teach students what an ISO needs to know at an incident.  Instructor-led discussion, multimedia activities and small group discussions to convey instructional points will be used.  Target Audience:  Fire & EMS responders who may be designated by the Incident Commander as an ISO while working within an Incident Command System.  These assignments may occur during firefighting, EMS, special operations type incidents, and training evolutions.

PRINCIPLES OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

This course addresses the need for fire service Incident Commanders (IC’s) to understand fully building construction, methods of construction, materials used in building construction, and fire-resistance requirements in order to conduct fire scene operations safety and make sound strategic decision.  The intent of this course is to prepare IC’s, Company Officers, Safety Officers, and others to read a building correctly and us this knowledge in their decision-making process.

STRATEGY & TACTICS FOR INITIAL COMPANY OPERATIONS

The goal of this course is designed to develop the management skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.  It is important to understand that the course material was developed for newly appointed officers or firefighters who may have acting CO responsibilities, but it would provide an excellent review for experience officers.  All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires.  There will be a walk-through activity followed by one or more small group, scenario-driven activities for each of the areas covered


Fire Officer Symposium

  • January 24 (7:00pm – 10:00pm) & January 25 (8:00am – 4:00pm), 2019

This seminar is designed to provide new and current officers with information that can assist them in the performance of their duties. Some of the topics to be discussed will be the Morris County Highway Traffic Safety Plan, Fire Resources Deployment Act, Academy courses, Fire Prevention issues, OEM assets and responses, Communications, LODD information, OSHA compliance, APOLLO Team and much more. Also, representatives from Fire Service associations will be speaking. This seminar is to present different arenas of the fire service and update information that has changed.

Attendees must hold a line officers position within their fire department (such as Capt, Lt, Asst. Chief, etc.)


Fire Official

  • March 02 – April 22, 2020, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

The course of study for Fire Official certification consists of a planned pattern of instruction and experiences.  The course will provide at least thirty contact hours of instruction not including examination and support time.  The course will also ensure, by examination, technical competence in the following areas: administration, supervision, budgeting, record keeping requirements, legal code enforcement, federal, state and local laws, and duties of the fire official, coordination with construction and fire sub code officials.

This course is approved for credit toward a certification issued by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act.

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful Completion of Fire Inspector – Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: A current New Jersey Uniform Fire Code manual – NOT SUPPLIED BY ACADEMY.


Fire Service Harness

  • Date: March 10 & 12, 2020; Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Date: September 14 & 16, 2020; Monday & Wednesday: 7:30pm – 10:30pm   

This six-hour course is designed to instruct the student in the proper techniques of using a fire service harness. The student will learn how to rappel with the harness and the other uses of the harness.

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 16 students

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Gemtor Fire Service Harness, Full Personal Protective Equipment

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter I

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Incident Size Up

  • October 3, 2020

Using nationally recognized techniques, this course will assist the Incident Commander or First Responder arriving on scene in performing the size-up process. A good size-up enhances the safety of the responders and increases the chances for a positive outcome. This course will cover those areas critical in performing the size-up process.

Class size: Minimum 15 students – Maximum 40 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Junior Firefighting

  • Date: June 29 – July 31, 2020 (Mon. thru Fri.)
    Course Number:
    20-JR-FF1-V-06-30-15
    Orientation: June 22, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Mandatory PT: June 27, 2020
  • Date: July 13 – August 14, 2020 (Mon. thru Fri.)
    Course Number:
    20-JR-FF1-V-07-35-15
    Orientation: July 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Mandatory PT: July 11, 2020

Junior Firefighting Training will consist of 150 hours which will include every part of our Fire Fighter 1 program. The NJ Division of Fire Safety final examination will be administered at the end of this course. A Fire Fighter 1 certificate will be issued upon the recruits 18th birthday.

Along with the Academy registration form, the following must be read and/or completed to attend this class:

Class size: Maximum 30 students

Note: There will be a ‘Physical Agility Course’ scheduled the Saturday after Orientation and prior to the class beginning. The physical agility course is designed to demonstrate the physically demanding nature of firefighting. It will be a timed event.

MANDATORY: Completion of OSHA Respiratory Clearance Certification & Current Fit Test Documentation

This course’s dress code requires a shirt. Click here to order.


Pump Operations – Basic

Date Upon Request

The Pump Operations course provides practical information presented in an uncomplicated manner for fire ground application. The program offers personalized, practical training and outdoor pumping evolutions with in line gauges, which clearly demonstrate correct fire pump use. Students will be asked to provide additional apparatus for the hands-on portion of the course.

Class size: Minimum 16 students – Maximum 30 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1


Pump Operations – Advanced

Date Upon Request

This course is designed to give the student the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the operation of a centrifugal fire pump. Students will learn to supply and apply water from various sources, in various capacities, and in various operations, through practical activities to the satisfaction of the instructor by completion of required skills.

Each student will be required to supply a fully equipped pumper capable of operating in draft; an apparatus pump will be operated (not driven) by each class member under the direct supervision of an academy instructor. Departments, companies, Fire Districts are encouraged to enroll multiple members but shall be limited to four students per class.

Class size: Maximum 24 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Pump Operations – Basic


Quint-Type Apparatus Training

Date Upon Request

The Quint apparatus is a unique piece of equipment in that it can operate as an engine, truck or both. This course will cover pump operations, truck placement and use operations. Also included will be the use of both operations simultaneously. Both classroom and practical training will be given in this course.

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students


Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety and Survival Weekend

  • May 1, 2 & 3, 2020
  • October 16, 17 & 18, 2020

This weekend course will cover current techniques and procedures in Rapid Intervention Company (RIC) Operations as well as Firefighter Safety and Survival Skills. Stations will cover many subject areas including:

  • Emergency Window Egress
  • SCBA/Mask Confidence Skills
  • Below Grade Rescue
  • Wall Breach / SCBA Emergency Skills
  • Upper Floor Rescue
  • Ladder Bailout
  • Downed Firefighter Rescue Drills (Nance, Pittsburg, Rochester, Denver)

Friday night will involve lectures and course material presentations while Saturday and Sunday will be hands-on stations. This weekend course meets and exceeds the State’s guidelines for Rapid Intervention Crews. This course is exceptionally physically demanding. Candidates shall have a minimum of one-year of firefighting experience and shall be OSHA Respiratory Cleared and within Fit-Test guidelines. Please note scheduled starting times:

  • Friday – 6:30 P.M. Registration / 7:00 P.M. Lecture & Presentations
  • Saturday – 7:30 A.M. Start
  • Sunday – 7:30 A.M. Start

Cancellations must be made at least two business days prior to the start of the course so sufficient time is allowed to contact students from the waiting list. All students who do not attend the course – their department will be billed accordingly.


Rapid Intervention Crew / Train-the-Trainer Awareness and Operations

Date Upon Request


Refresher Courses for: Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazardous Materials Awareness Level, Right-to-Know, NIMS

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Response to Electrical Emergencies

Date Upon Request

This nine-hour course will cover emergency response to all types of electrical emergencies including residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Included in the course will be the response to utility downed wires and a brief discussion on railway utilities. The main objective is to educate the emergency responder in safe operations around electric power sources; including solar panel systems, and the knowledge to identify, understand, and the ability to disconnect the power source when possible. A must for Fire Officers, Police, and Firefighters who will encounter this type of emergency on a regular basis.

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students


Rope Assisted Search Training – Wide Area Search

Date Upon Request

This training will educate firefighters on the proper use, deployment and techniques for use of search rope systems for large area search operations. The training will cover the following topics.

  • Search Team Deployment
  • Effective search of large areas
  • Anchoring points, Redirection
  • Managing travel distance within the building

This training will be a total of 8 hours and will be a lecture as well as hands on. Firefighters will be required to bring full PPE as well as SCBA and Spare Cylinder.


Rope I

Date Upon Request

This 3 hour class is designed to refresh fire service personnel with the knot tying skills that were taught in Firefighter 1 and familiarize them with the basic knots that are used in technical rescue operations. Students are required to bring their fire service gloves to class. “Rope” gloves may be brought in addition to, but not in place of, fire service gloves.

Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 16 students


Rope II

Date Upon Request

This nine hour class is designed to teach the student basic rappelling skills. It will familiarize them with the basics of anchoring and belay systems that are used in technical rescue operations. “Rope” gloves are suggested. Harnesses used by the students’ department may also be brought to class.

Class size: Minimum 6 students – Maximum 12 students

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students required to wear non-skid type boots with ankle support. Any rappel equipment being used by your department may be brought to this class.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Rope I.

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Rope III – High Angle Rescue I

Date Upon Request

This twenty-hour course is designed to emphasize the technical aspects of rope rescue.  The course will use rappel racks, figure 8’s ascenders, pulleys, stokes baskets, etc. The majority of the class time will be spent in “Practical Operations” on the training towers.

Class size: Class size: Minimum 8 students – Maximum 12 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of a Rappelling/Rope II Course

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Approved sewn type harness

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Rope IV – High Angle Rescue II

Date Upon Request

This course is designed to further the student’s skills and knowledge, while reinforcing previously learned techniques and safety operations. New material and operational techniques will include the “piggy-back” hauling system as well as the “attended” raises and lowers.

Class size: Class size: Minimum 10 students – Maximum 16 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Rope III – High Angle Rescue I

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Approved sewn type harness

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Staging Area Manager

Date Upon Request

The Staging Area Manager Course will cover developing a staging area Manager Kit, dispatch to an incident, organizing and staffing, determining the staging area and the operations of the staging area.

Class Size: Minimum 10 Students – Maximum 20 Students


Status Check In Recorder

Date Upon Request

The Status Check In Recorder Course will cover instructions, illustrations and examples of incident resource check in and resource status tracking.

Class Size: Minimum 10 Students – Maximum 20 Students


Telecommunicator’s Training – 911

All classes run from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

  • January 27 – January 31, 2020
  • September 14 – September 18, 2020

Basic 40-Hour Course

The basic 40 Hour Telecommunicator Training Course, as approved by the Office of Emergency Telecommunication Service (OETS), is designed for dispatchers having less than 320 hours of public safety dispatch experience. The course addresses both functional jobs of complaint taker and dispatcher, rather than dealing with them separately. Likewise, it deals with the basics of telecommunications for all public safety services. All participants who successfully complete this course will be certified by the State Office of Emergency Telecommunication Service as a P.S.A.P. operator.

Conducted by the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety, Communications Division
Class size is limited to 25.


Traffic Incident Management

Date Upon Request / Outreach

The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training program addresses the challenges of emergency response efforts on our highways that protect motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. This national training program is building a cadre of well-trained responders who can work together as a team in a coordinated manner, from the moment the first emergency call is made, to the correct deployment of response vehicles and equipment, to a safe work area using traffic control devices, to final scene clearance. TIMs is a new multi-disciplinary training program designed for all emergency responders and those supporting highway incidents. The Federal Highway Administration’s four-hour program has been modified to fit New Jersey Department of Transportation regulations and practices.


Truck Company Operations

  • November 16 & 17, 2019 canceled
  • June 6 & 7, 2020
  • November 14 & 15, 2020

The Truck Company Operations course curriculum will include the operations of aerial ladders, elevating platforms, special truck company operations, search and rescue and ventilation as it applies to truck companies. Students will be asked to provide additional apparatus for the hands-on portion of the course.

Minimum 15 Students – Maximum 25 Students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.


Vehicle Rescue Basics

Date Upon Request

This course is an introduction to the elements of a vehicle rescue operation.  Classroom lectures will include hazards and safety, co-ordination of agencies, vehicle anatomy and initial operations.  Practical sessions will emphasize hazard control, stabilization and victim movement.  Students will be instructed in the use of cribbing, struts, come-a-long and other basic hand tools.

Class size: Maximum 20 students


Vehicle Rescue Hand Tools

Date Upon Request

Hand tool theory, care, maintenance and operations will be presented in lectures and demonstrations. Students will operate all tools in both practice and operational scenarios. Lifting air bags, sawzall, jacks, air tools and pry bars will be emphasized.

Class size: Maximum 20 students


Vehicle Rescue Hydraulic Tools

Date Upon Request

Hydraulic rescue tool theory, care, maintenance and operations will be presented in lectures and demonstrations. Students will operate all tools in both practice and operational scenarios. Use of “jaws”, cutters, rams, omni-tools and attachments will be presented.

Class size: Maximum 20 students


Vehicle Rescue Scenario Drills

Date Upon Request

“There’s been a terrible accident” will be heard multiple times during the practical sessions. Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate and operate in simulated vehicle rescue scenarios. Operations will be evaluated and critiqued prior to each new scenario.

Class size: Maximum 20 students

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful Completion of Vehicle Rescue 1 or Vehicle Rescue Basic, Hand Tools & Hydraulic Tools.

Documentation of successful completion must accompany registration if not conducted by our staff at Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.