2021 Fire Course Dates and Costs List

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, use the Academy Standard Form to register for courses.

If you do not see a course listed, please reach out as we may be able to accommodate your request/interest.

Weekday Night Classes start @ 7:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
Saturday & Sunday Classes start @ 8:00am (unless otherwise noted)

2021 Class Dates
Course Length Dates Fees In-County Fees Out-Of-County

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Tuesday
02/02 25.00 50.00

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is for Firefighter 1 students if they are not certified in CPR and or Bloodborne Pathogens. Please be advised that you are required by the Division of Fire Safety to be certified in both CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens in order to complete and receive Firefighter 1 certification.

Effective on January 1, 2021 we no longer will be completing these courses during the Firefighter 1 course.

*Any Emergency service personnel may attend this course also.

1 day
8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday
02/13 80.00 100.00

Fire Instructor - Level 1

Fire Instructor Level 1

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 9th 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.

6 weeks
6:30pm – 10:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
02/16 – 03/25 250.00 350.00

Fire Officer Symposium

Fire Officer Symposium

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.)

1 weekend
Friday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
02/26 & 02/27 N/C N/C

Career Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

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.


Course Title: FF1 – 2101 / FF2 – 2102
Orientation February 22nd – 8:00amPlease be advised: This class is for current employees of Career Fire Departments who have already been hired.
10 weeks
8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday thru Friday
03/01 – 05/07

Fire Officer 1

Fire Officer 1

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.

Textbooks will NOT be provided. All students must purchase this textbook prior to the start of class: Fire Officer Principles and Practice Enhanced Third Edition by Michael J. Ward.

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

7 weeks
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Monday & Wednesday
03/08 – 04/21 300.00 450.00

Fire Fighter 1

Fire Fighter 1

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.


Course Title: FF1 – 2103
Orientation: March 2nd – 7:00pm
Mandatory PT: March 6th – 8:00am
Retest Dates – Listed below
17 weeks
Tuesday 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
03/09 – 07/03 250.00 400.00

Fire Fighter 2

Fire Fighter 2

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.


Course Title: FF2 – 2104
Retest Dates – Listed below
16 weeks
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
03/13 – 06/06 250.00 400.00

Fire Instructor - Level 2

Fire Instructor Level 2

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 9th 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.

5 weeks
8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesdays
03/30 – 04/27 250.00 350.00

FEMA NIMS I-200

FEMA NIMS I-200

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.

2 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday & Tuesday
03/29 – 03/30 50.00 100.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday
04/08 25.00 50.00

Engine Company Operations

Engine Company Operations

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 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.

1 weekend
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
04/17 & 04/18 100.00 150.00

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety And Survival

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety and Survival Weekend

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.

1 weekend
Friday 6:30pm – 10:30pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
04/30 – 05/02 250.00 350.00

FEMA NIMS I-300

FEMA NIMS I-300

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.

3 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday thru Thursday
05/04 – 05/06 100.00 150.00

Fire Official

Fire Official

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

8 weeks
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Wednesday & Friday
05/05 – 06/25 300.00 450.00

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is for Firefighter 1 students if they are not certified in CPR and or Bloodborne Pathogens. Please be advised that you are required by the Division of Fire Safety to be certified in both CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens in order to complete and receive Firefighter 1 certification.

Effective on January 1, 2021 we no longer will be completing these courses during the Firefighter 1 course.

*Any Emergency service personnel may attend this course also.

1 day
8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday
05/08 80.00 100.00

Fire Service Harness

Fire Service Harness   

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.

2 nights
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday
05/11 – 05/13 100.00 150.00

Truck Company Operations

Truck Company Operations

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.

1 weekend
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
05/22 – 05/23 100.00 150.00

FEMA NIMS I-400

FEMA NIMS I-400

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.

2 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday & Tuesday
06/07 – 06/08 100.00 150.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Tuesday
06/15 25.00 50.00

Fire Fighter 1

Fire Fighter 1

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.


Course Title: FF1 – 2105
Orientation: 06/7th – 7:00pm
Mandatory PT: 06/12th – 8:00am Retest Dates – Listed below
5 weeks
8:00am – 5:00pm
Mondays thru Fridays
06/14 – 07/16 250.00 400.00

Junior Firefighting 1

Junior Firefighting

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.

Note: Along with the Academy registration form, a parental permission letter is required to attend this course.

Class size:   Maximum 30 students


Course Title: JR. FF1 – 2106
Orientation: 07/06 – 7:00pm
Mandatory PT: 07/10 – 8:00am
Retest Dates – Listed below
5 weeks
8:00am – 5:00pm
Mondays thru Fridays
07/12 – 08/13 250.00 400.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday
06/18 25.00 50.00

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is for Firefighter 1 students if they are not certified in CPR and or Bloodborne Pathogens. Please be advised that you are required by the Division of Fire Safety to be certified in both CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens in order to complete and receive Firefighter 1 certification.

Effective on January 1, 2021 we no longer will be completing these courses during the Firefighter 1 course.

*Any Emergency service personnel may attend this course also.

1 day
8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday
07/31 80.00 100.00

Fire Fighter 2

Fire Fighter 2

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.


Course Title: FF2 – 2107
Retest Dates – Listed below
16 weeks
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Mondays & Wednesday
08/02 – 11/22 250.00 400.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday
08/06 25.00 50.00

Fire Inspector

Fire Inspector

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 20 students

15 weeks
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Monday & Wednesday
08/09 – 11/24 550.00 600.00

Fire Fighter 1

Fire Fighter 1

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.


Course Title: FF1 – 2108
Orientation: August 3rd – 7:00pm
Mandatory PT: August 7th – 8:00am
Retest Dates – Listed below
17 weeks
Tuesday 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
08/10 – 12/04 250.00 400.00

Career Fire Fighter

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

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.


Course Title: FF1 – 2109 / FF2 – 2110
Orientation: August 16th – 8:00amPlease be advised: This class is for current employees of Career Fire Departments who have already been hired.
10 weeks
8:00am – 5:00pm
Mondays thru Fridays
08/23 – 10/29

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday
09/02 25.00 50.00

Engine Company Operations

Engine Company Operations

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 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.

1 weekend
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
09/11 & 09/12 100.00 150.00

Fire Service Harness

Fire Service Harness   

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.

2 nights
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursday
09/14 & 09/16 100.00 150.00

Fire Instructor - Level 1

Fire Instructor Level 1

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 9th 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.

6 weeks
8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesdays
09/14 – 10/19 250.00 350.00

FEMA NIMS I-200

FEMA NIMS I-200

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.

2 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday & Tuesday
09/27 & 09/28 50.00 100.00

Fire Instructor - Level 2

Fire Instructor Level 2

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 9th 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.

5 weeks
6:30pm – 10:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10/19 – 11/23 250.00 350.00

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety And Survival

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety and Survival Weekend

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.

1 weekend
Friday 6:30pm – 10:30pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
10/22 – 10/24 250.00 350.00

Incident Size Up

Incident Size Up

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.

1 day
8:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday
11/6 75.00 100.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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 Detective (Retired) Arnold Anderson, Coordinator, Community Traffic Safety Program

1 day
8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday
11/5 25.00 50.00

Truck Company Operations

Truck Company Operations

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.

1 weekend
8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
11/13 & 11/14 100.00 150.00

FEMA NIMS I-300

FEMA NIMS I-300

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.

3 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday thru Wednesday
11/15 – 11/17 100.00 150.00

FEMA NIMS I-400

FEMA NIMS I-400

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.

2 days
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday & Tuesday
12/06 – 12/07 100.00 150.00

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens

This course is for Firefighter 1 students if they are not certified in CPR and or Bloodborne Pathogens. Please be advised that you are required by the Division of Fire Safety to be certified in both CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens in order to complete and receive Firefighter 1 certification.

Effective on January 1, 2021 we no longer will be completing these courses during the Firefighter 1 course.

*Any Emergency service personnel may attend this course also.

1 day
8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday
12/11 80.00 100.00

Retest Dates

Class Firefighter 1 – 2103
Exam Retest 1 Review Retest 2
Firefighter 1 July 10 – 08:00 July 21 – 19:00 July 24 – 08:00
HazMat Awareness July 10 – 12:00 July 22 – 18:00 July 24 – 12:00
HazMat Operations July 10 – 15:00 July 22 – 20:30 July 24 – 15:00
Class Firefighter 1 – 2105
Exam Retest 1 Review Retest 2
Firefighter 1 July 23 – 08:00 July 28 – 08:00 July 30 – 08:00
HazMat Awareness July 23 – 12:00 July 28 – 12:00 July 30 – 12:00
HazMat Operations July 23 – 15:00 July 28 – 14:30 July 30 – 15:00
Class Junior Firefighter – 2106
Exam Retest 1 Review Retest 2
Firefighter 1 August 20 – 08:00 August 25 – 08:00 August 27 – 08:00
HazMat Awareness August 20 – 12:00 August 25 – 12:00 August 27 – 12:00
HazMat Operations August 20 – 15:00 August 25 – 14:30 August 27 – 15:00
Class Firefighter 1 – 2103
Exam Retest 1 Review Retest 2
Firefighter 1 December 11 – 08:00 December 16 – 19:00 December 20 – 19:00
HazMat Awareness December 11 – 12:00 December 17 – 18:00 December 21 – 18:00
HazMat Operations December 11 – 15:00 December 17 – 20:30 December 21 – 20:00
Class Firefighter 2 – 2104
Exam Retest 1 Review Retest 2
Firefighter 2 July 8 – 19:00 July 15 – 19:00 July 20 – 19:00
Class Firefighter 2 – 2104
Exam Retest 1 Review Retest 2
Firefighter 2 December 8 – 19:00 December 20 – 19:00 December 22 – 19:00