2018 Fire Course Dates and Costs List

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

Weekday Night Classes start @ 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Classes start @ 8:00am

2018 Class Dates
Course Length Dates Fees In-County Fees Out-Of-County
EMT – Initial Certification
Registration at atlanticambulance.org
January through December 1100.00 1100.00
Prehospital Trauma Life Support  – PHTLS
Registration at atlanticambulance.org
January through September 250.00 250.00
Core Refresher Courses
Registration at atlanticambulance.org
January through July 80.00 80.00

Fire Fighter 1 (1801)

Fire Fighter 1

  • January 23 – June 15, 2018 (1801)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • January 23 – May 15, 2018 (1802)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • June 18 – July 19, 2018 (1805)
    Orientation June 11, 2018, 6:00pm
  • August 14 – December 11, 2018 (1808)
    Orientation August 07, 2018, 7:30pm

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 fire fighting 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, 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 34 students

New for 2018: 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. Date will be determined and noted on 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.

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

21 weeks
Orientation January 16 – 7:30pm
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
01/23 – 06/15
No class 02/12, 02/19, 3/30, 5/25, 5/28
 250.00  350.00

Fire Fighter 1 (1802)

Fire Fighter 1

  • January 23 – June 15, 2018 (1801)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • January 23 – May 15, 2018 (1802)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • June 18 – July 19, 2018 (1805)
    Orientation June 11, 2018, 6:00pm
  • August 14 – December 11, 2018 (1808)
    Orientation August 07, 2018, 7:30pm

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 fire fighting 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, 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 34 students

New for 2018: 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. Date will be determined and noted on 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.

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

17 weeks
Orientation January 16 – 7:30pm
Tuesdays & Saturdays
Class filled
01/23 – 05/15
No class 03/31
250.00 350.00

Fire Official

Fire Official

  • January 23 – March 15, 2018

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, 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 — this is not supplied by the Academy.

8 weeks
Tuesdays & Thursdays
01/23 – 03/15 300.00 400.00

Fire Officer Symposium

Fire Officer Symposium

  • January 26 (7:00pm – 10:00pm) & January 27 (8:00am – 4:00pm), 2018

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 Supervisory rank in their Fire Department.

1 weekend
Friday / Saturday
01/26 & 01/27 N/C N/C

Telecommunicator's Training–9-1-1 Basic 40 Hour Course

Telecommunicator’s Training – 911

All classes run from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

  • January 29 – February 2, 2018
  • September 10 – September 14, 2018

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.

5 days
Monday thru Friday
01/29 – 02/02
8:30am – 4:30pm
175.00 200.00
EMS Safety in the Streets
Registration at atlanticambulance.org
February & September 60.00 60.00

Fire Fighter 1 – Career (1803) - Daytime

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • February 5 – April 12, 2018 (1803/1822)
    Orientation January 29, 2018, 8:00am
  • April 23 – June 26, 2018, 2018 (1804/1823)
    Orientation April 16, 2018, 8:00am
  • September 4 – November 8, 2018 (1809/1825)
    Orientation August 27, 2018, 8:00am

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.

5 weeks
Mondays thru Fridays
Orientation January 29 – 8:00am
02/05 – 03/09
No Class 02/12, 02/19
1500.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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

  • February 6, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

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 Sgt. Joseph Matits, Netcong Borough Police Department

1 day
Tuesday
Class filled
02/06
8:30am – 2:30pm
25.00 50.00
Refresher Courses For Bloodborne Pathogens, Haz Mat Awareness, Right-To-Know And NIMS ½ day
Tuesday
Class cancelled
02/06
8:30am – 12:30pm
N/C 25.00

Fire Instructor - Level 1

Fire Instructor Level 1

  • February 20 – March 22, 2018 (6:30pm to 10:30pm)
  • October 02 – October 30, 2018 (8:00am to 4:00pm)

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.

5 weeks
Tuesdays & Thursdays
02/20 – 03/22
6:30pm – 10:30pm
250.00 300.00

Fire Fighter 2 (1821)

Fire Fighter 2

  • February 27 – June 14, 2018 (1821)
  • August 13 – December 12, 2018 (1824)

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. Students will learn how to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a fire fighting team. Successful students will be trained to perform fire fighting activities requiring the student to maintain direct communication with a supervisor. Full Personal Protective Equipment is required for all sessions.

Class size: Maximum 24 students

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Copy of current SCBA Fit Test to be handed in the first session.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1 and a minimum of two years experience with a fire department. A letter stating active membership from the Fire Department Chief must accompany Registration for this course.

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.

16 weeks
Tuesdays & Thursdays
02/27 – 06/14 250.00 350.00

Fire Fighter 2 – Career (1822) - Daytime

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • February 5 – April 12, 2018 (1803/1822)
    Orientation January 29, 2018, 8:00am
  • April 23 – June 26, 2018, 2018 (1804/1823)
    Orientation April 16, 2018, 8:00am
  • September 4 – November 8, 2018 (1809/1825)
    Orientation August 27, 2018, 8:00am

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.

5 weeks
Mondays thru Fridays
03/12 – 04/12
No Class 03/30
Included in FF1 Fee

Fire Service Harness

Fire Service Harness

  • March 13 & 15, 2018
  • September 17 & 19, 2018

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
Tuesday & Thursday
03/13 & 03/15 75.00 100.00

Fire Instructor - Level 2

Fire Instructor Level 2

  • March 27 – April 24, 2018 (8:00am to 4:00pm)
  • September 18 – October 18, 2018 (6:30pm to 10:30pm)

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.

5 weeks
Tuesdays
03/27 – 04/24
8:00am – 4:00pm
250.00 300.00

FEMA NIMS I-200

FEMA NIMS I-200

  • April 2 & 3: 2 days (starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • October 1 & 2: 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.

2 days
Monday & Tuesday
04/02 & 04/03
8:30am – 4:30pm
25.00 50.00

Emergency Medical Dispatch

Emergency Medical Dispatch

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

  • April 3 – April 6, 2018
  • October 16 – October 19, 2018

A required course for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators. 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 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.

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

4 days
Tuesday thru Friday
04/03 – 04/06
8:30am – 4:30pm
75.00 100.00

Tourette Syndrome and Associated Mental Health Disorders: De-escalation Techniques

Tourette Syndrome & Associated Mental Health Disorders:  De-escalation Techniques

  • April 11, 2018

This in-service training is designed for law enforcement personnel, emergency first responders, firefighters, and all professionals responsible for public safety. The training will provide an overview of Tourette Syndrome (TS) and its associated disorders – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety. It will review the symptoms of the disorder, clear up any misconceptions, and discuss de-escalation techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain and understanding of the symptoms of TS and its associated disorders
  • Review the implications of TS and how it may impact an individual’s actions in a high-stress situation
  • Learn de-escalation techniques and how to respond to the typical TS behaviors, even the swearing and anger, to avoid further confrontation
1 ½ hours 04/11
10:00am – 11:30am
N/C N/C
Refresher Courses For Bloodborne Pathogens, Haz Mat Awareness, Right-To-Know And NIMS ½ day
Thursday
Class cancelled
04/12
8:30am – 12:30pm
N/C 25.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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

  • February 6, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

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 Sgt. Joseph Matits, Netcong Borough Police Department

1 day
Thursday
Class filled
04/12
8:30am – 2:30pm
25.00 50.00

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety And Survival

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety and Survival Weekend

  • April 20, 21 & 22, 2018
  • October 19, 20 & 21, 2018

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
Fri., Sat. & Sun.
04/20 – 04/22 225.00 300.00

Fire Fighter 1 – Career (1804) - Daytime

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • February 5 – April 12, 2018 (1803/1822)
    Orientation January 29, 2018, 8:00am
  • April 23 – June 26, 2018, 2018 (1804/1823)
    Orientation April 16, 2018, 8:00am
  • September 4 – November 8, 2018 (1809/1825)
    Orientation August 27, 2018, 8:00am

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.

5 weeks
Mondays thru Fridays
Orientation April 16 – 8:00am
04/23 – 05/23 1500.00

Engine Company Operations

Engine Company Operations

  • May 4 & 5, 2018
  • September 7 & 8, 2018

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 10 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.

1 weekend
Friday & Saturday
05/04 & 05/05 75.00 100.00

FEMA NIMS I-300

FEMA NIMS I-300

  • May 7, 8 & 9: Daytime (starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • October 29, 30 & 31: 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 is 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
Monday thru Wednesday
05/07 – 05/09
8:30am – 4:30pm
75.00 100.00

Fire Fighter 2 – Career (1823) -
Daytime

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • February 5 – April 12, 2018 (1803/1822)
    Orientation January 29, 2018, 8:00am
  • April 23 – June 26, 2018, 2018 (1804/1823)
    Orientation April 16, 2018, 8:00am
  • September 4 – November 8, 2018 (1809/1825)
    Orientation August 27, 2018, 8:00am

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.

5 weeks
Mondays thru Fridays
05/24 – 06/26
No Class 05/28
Included in FF1 Fee

Truck Company Operations

Truck Company Operations

  • June 1 & 2, 2018
  • November 16 & 17, 2018

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 10 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.

1 weekend
Friday & Saturday
06/01 & 06/02 75.00 100.00

FEMA NIMS I-400

FEMA NIMS I-400

  • June 4 & 5 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • November 26 & December 27 (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 is 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
Monday & Tuesday
06/04 & 06/05
8:30am – 4:30pm
75.00 100.00

Fire Fighter 1 - Daytime (1805)

Fire Fighter 1

  • January 23 – June 15, 2018 (1801)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • January 23 – May 15, 2018 (1802)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • June 18 – July 19, 2018 (1805)
    Orientation June 11, 2018, 6:00pm
  • August 14 – December 11, 2018 (1808)
    Orientation August 07, 2018, 7:30pm

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 fire fighting 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, 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 34 students

New for 2018: 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. Date will be determined and noted on 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.

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

5 weeks
Orientation 06/11 – 6:00pm
Mondays thru Fridays
Class filled
06/18 – 07/19
No Class 07/04
250.00 350.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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

  • February 6, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

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 Sgt. Joseph Matits, Netcong Borough Police Department

1 day
Tuesday
Class filled
06/21
8:30am – 2:30pm
25.00 50.00

Junior Firefighting - Daytime (1806)

Junior Firefighting

  • June 25 – July 26, 2018 (DAYTIME) (1806)
    Orientation June 11, 2018 6:00pm
  • July 16 – August 15, 2018 (DAYTIME) (1807)
    Orientation July 09, 2018 6:00pm

Junior Training will consist of 150 hours which will include every part of our Fire Fighter 1 program except power tools.

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

The NJ Division of Fire Safety final examination will be administered at the end of this course. Upon completion of course a Junior Fire Fighter Program certificate will be issued. A Fire Fighter 1 certificate will be issued upon the recruits’ 18th birthday. Proof, in writing, that the student successfully completed power tools training with their department must be given to Academy.

Class size: Maximum 24 students

New for 2018: 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.

5 weeks
Orientation 06/11 – 6:00pm
Mondays thru Fridays
Class filled
06/25 – 07/26
No Class 07/04
250.00 350.00
International Training Life Support
Registration at atlanticambulance.org
07/14 & 15 80.00 80.00

Junior Firefighting - Daytime (1807)

Junior Firefighting

  • June 25 – July 26, 2018 (DAYTIME) (1806)
    Orientation June 11, 2018 6:00pm
  • July 16 – August 15, 2018 (DAYTIME) (1807)
    Orientation July 09, 2018 6:00pm

Junior Training will consist of 150 hours which will include every part of our Fire Fighter 1 program except power tools.

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

The NJ Division of Fire Safety final examination will be administered at the end of this course. Upon completion of course a Junior Fire Fighter Program certificate will be issued. A Fire Fighter 1 certificate will be issued upon the recruits’ 18th birthday. Proof, in writing, that the student successfully completed power tools training with their department must be given to Academy.

Class size: Maximum 24 students

New for 2018: 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.

5 weeks
Orientation 07/09 – 6:00pm
Mondays thru Fridays
Class filled
07/16 – 08/15
250.00 350.00

Fire Fighter 2 (1824)

Fire Fighter 2

  • February 27 – June 14, 2018 (1821)
  • August 13 – December 12, 2018 (1824)

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. Students will learn how to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a fire fighting team. Successful students will be trained to perform fire fighting activities requiring the student to maintain direct communication with a supervisor. Full Personal Protective Equipment is required for all sessions.

Class size: Maximum 24 students

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Copy of current SCBA Fit Test to be handed in the first session.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Fire Fighter 1 and a minimum of two years experience with a fire department. A letter stating active membership from the Fire Department Chief must accompany Registration for this course.

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.

18 weeks
Mondays & Wednesdays
08/13 – 12/12
No Class  09/03, 10/08, 11/12, 11/21
250.00 350.00

Fire Fighter 1 (1808)

Fire Fighter 1

  • January 23 – June 15, 2018 (1801)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • January 23 – May 15, 2018 (1802)
    Orientation January 16, 2018, 7:30pm
  • June 18 – July 19, 2018 (1805)
    Orientation June 11, 2018, 6:00pm
  • August 14 – December 11, 2018 (1808)
    Orientation August 07, 2018, 7:30pm

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 fire fighting 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, 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 34 students

New for 2018: 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. Date will be determined and noted on 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.

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

17 weeks
Orientation August 07 – 7:30pm
Tuesdays & Saturdays
08/14 – 12/11
No Class 09/01, 09/15,
11/06, 11/24
250.00 350.00

Fire Fighter 1 – Career (1809) - Daytme

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • February 5 – April 12, 2018 (1803/1822)
    Orientation January 29, 2018, 8:00am
  • April 23 – June 26, 2018, 2018 (1804/1823)
    Orientation April 16, 2018, 8:00am
  • September 4 – November 8, 2018 (1809/1825)
    Orientation August 27, 2018, 8:00am

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.

5 weeks
Mondays thru Fridays
Orientation August 27 – 8:00am
09/04 – 10/04 1500.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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

  • February 6, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

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 Sgt. Joseph Matits, Netcong Borough Police Department

1 day
Wednesday
Class filled
09/05
8:30am – 2:30pm
25.00 50.00

Engine Company Operations

Engine Company Operations

  • May 4 & 5, 2018
  • September 7 & 8, 2018

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 10 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.

1 weekend
Friday & Saturday
09/07 & 09/08 75.00 100.00

Telecommunicator's Training–9-1-1 Basic 40 Hour Course

Telecommunicator’s Training – 911

All classes run from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

  • January 29 – February 2, 2018
  • September 10 – September 14, 2018

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.

5 days
Monday thru Friday
09/10 – 09/14
8:30am – 4:30pm
175.00 200.00

Fire Service Harness

Fire Service Harness

  • March 13 & 15, 2018
  • September 17 & 19, 2018

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
Monday & Wednesday
09/17 & 09/19 75.00 100.00

Fire Instructor - Level 2

Fire Instructor Level 2

  • March 27 – April 24, 2018 (8:00am to 4:00pm)
  • September 18 – October 18, 2018 (6:30pm to 10:30pm)

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.

5 weeks
Tuesdays & Thursday
09/18 – 10/18
6:30pm – 10:30pm
250.00 300.00
Refresher Courses For Bloodborne Pathogens, Haz Mat Awareness, Right-To-Know And NIMS ½ day
Thursday
09/27
8:30am – 12:30pm
N/C 25.00

FEMA NIMS I-200

FEMA NIMS I-200

  • April 2 & 3: 2 days (starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • October 1 & 2: 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.

2 days
Monday & Tuesday
10/01 & 10/02
8:30am – 4:30pm
25.00 50.00

Fire Instructor - Level 1

Fire Instructor Level 1

  • February 20 – March 22, 2018 (6:30pm to 10:30pm)
  • October 02 – October 30, 2018 (8:00am to 4:00pm)

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.

5 weeks
Tuesday
10/02 – 10/30
8:00am – 4:00pm
250.00 300.00

Fire Fighter 2 – Career (1825) - Daytime

Fire Fighter 1 & 2 – For Career Fire Departments

  • February 5 – April 12, 2018 (1803/1822)
    Orientation January 29, 2018, 8:00am
  • April 23 – June 26, 2018, 2018 (1804/1823)
    Orientation April 16, 2018, 8:00am
  • September 4 – November 8, 2018 (1809/1825)
    Orientation August 27, 2018, 8:00am

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.

5 weeks
Mondays thru Fridays
10/05 – 11/08
No Class 10/08, 11/06
Included in FF1 Fee

Incident Size Up

Incident Size Up

  • October 6, 2018 (8:00am – 3:00pm)

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
Saturday
10/06
8:00am – 3:00pm
75.00 100.00

Emergency Medical Dispatch

Emergency Medical Dispatch

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

  • April 3 – April 6, 2018
  • October 16 – October 19, 2018

A required course for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators. 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 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.

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

4 days
Tuesday thru Friday
10/16 – 10/19
8:30am – 4:30pm
75.00 100.00

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety And Survival

Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety and Survival Weekend

  • April 20, 21 & 22, 2018
  • October 19, 20 & 21, 2018

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
Fri., Sat. & Sun.
10/19 – 10/21 225.00 300.00

FEMA NIMS I-300

FEMA NIMS I-300

  • May 7, 8 & 9: Daytime (starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • October 29, 30 & 31: 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 is 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
Monday thru Wednesday
10/29 – 10/31
8:30am – 4:30pm
75.00 100.00

Driver Simulator Training

Driver Simulator Training

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

  • February 6, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • November 8, 2018

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 Sgt. Joseph Matits, Netcong Borough Police Department

1 day
Thursday
11/08
8:30am – 2:30pm
25.00 50.00

Truck Company Operations

Truck Company Operations

  • June 1 & 2, 2018
  • November 16 & 17, 2018

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 10 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.

1 weekend
Friday & Saturday
11/16 & 11/17 75.00 100.00

FEMA NIMS I-400

FEMA NIMS I-400

  • June 4 & 5 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • November 26 & December 27 (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 is 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
Monday & Tuesday
11/26 & 11/27
8:30am – 4:30pm
75.00 100.00
Refresher Courses For Bloodborne Pathogens, Haz Mat Awareness, Right-To-Know And NIMS ½ day
Thursday
12/06
8:30am – 12:30pm
N/C 25.00