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Training Course Descriptions

 
 

FIRE FIGHTER 1

This course provides fire service recruits with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to perform fire suppression, rescue, ventilation, salvage, and overhaul operations at emergency scenes. This course also includes the NJ State Police Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations courses as well as the American Red Cross Emergency Response Course. This course is designed to meet and exceed the NFPA 1001 Professional Qualifications for Fire Fighter and the NJ State Firefighter requirements specified in Title 5-74

Participants will demonstrate, through written examination, fundamental knowledge of fire behavior, hose & appliances, search & rescue, ventilation, ladders, ropes & knots, forcible entry, fire prevention, communications, fire extinguishers, hazardous materials incidents, and safety a emergency scenes. Participants will demonstrate fundamental skills in ladder handling, ropes & knots, salvage, hose operations, fire suppression techniques, search & rescue operations, power & hand tool techniques, forcible entry procedures, proper use of fire extinguishers, and emergency medical techniques during practical exercises.

Full personal protective equipment, including SCBA, is required for the practical exercises.


FIRE FIGHTER 2

This course provides fire service personnel with the knowledge and skills needed to perform advanced fire control, vehicle extrication, special rescue operations, and fire cause determination at emergency scenes. This course is designed to meet or exceed the NFPA 1001 Professional Qualifications for Firefighter. Participants will demonstrate, through written examination, knowledge of advanced fire control, hose & appliances, vehicle extrication, special rescue, fire cause determination, public fire education, building construction, fire alarm & suppression systems, and firefighter safety. Participants will demonstrate fundamental skills in advanced fire suppression techniques, hose operations, special rescue operations, vehicle extrication techniques, and emergency incident management.

Prerequisites: Current Firefighter Level 1 Certification from the NJ Division of Fire is required for this course.
Full personal protective equipment, including SCBA, is required for the practical exercises


BASIC PUMP

This course provides fire service personnel with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to effectively operate fire department pumps.Participants will identify, through written examination, the basic concepts of fire service hydraulics, characteristics of water distribution systems, the components and operation of fire department pumps, methods to calculate fire flow and fire stream pressure, and safety considerations during pump operations Participants will demonstrate, through practical exercises, the proper techniques for multi-line pumping, drafting, master stream operation, relay pumping, and supply pumping.

Basic Pump Manual (format: Acrobat PDF, size: 1.8 MB)

Prerequisites: Current firefighter Level 1 Certification from the NJ Division of Fire Safety this course.


BASIC TRUCK

This course provides fire service personnel with a fundamental orientation into truck company operations.
Participants will identify, through written examination, the functions of a truck company, types of aerial apparatus, advantages & disadvantages of each type, tactical considerations for truck operations, and safety considerations during truck operations. Various types of aerial apparatus will be available for practical demonstrations.

Prerequisites: Current firefighter Level 1 Certification from the NJ Division of Fire Safety is required.
Additionally, full personal protective equipment for the practical exercises.


PRINCIPALS OF VEHICLE EXTRICATION

This course is designed to provide rescue personnel with the knowledge and skills needed to extricate victims from motor vehicles severely damaged in collisions and accidents. Participants will demonstrate the ability to evaluate motor vehicle accident scenes to determine the most effective methods to extricate victims trapped inside the vehicle. Participants will identify, through written examination, scene stabilization techniques, victim extrication principles and priorities, precautions for supplemental restraint systems, effective heavy hydraulic equipment and hand tool operations, tactical considerations for motor vehicle incidents, and safety considerations for motor vehicle accidents. Participants will demonstrate vehicle stabilization, vehicle access, and victim removal techniques during practical exercises depicting various accident scenarios.

Prerequisites: Current firefighter Level 1 Certification from the NJ Division of Fire Safety or EMT certification from the NJ Department of Health is required for this course. Additionally, full personal protective equipment is required for the practical exercises.


INCIDENT COMMAND - I 200

I-200 is a required course for all firefighters who want to move into a fire officer position. Completion of the course allows the firefighter to apply for the state mandated incident management level 1 certification. I-200 was developed by the National Wild land Firefighting Group and the I-100 through I-400 series has been adopted by the State of New Jersey as the standard for incident management. The I-200 course gives the firefighter a basic understanding of the functions of command, divisions, groups and resource allocation and tracking.


FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL

This course provides an overview of potential hazards that fire service personnel typically encounter in the line of duty. Common hazards encountered during response, fire ground operations, training, and around the fire station are discussed. Suitable precautions and effective recommendations for enhancing personal safety are reviewed. Both the advantages and limitations of personal protective equipment (PPE) are discussed.


ARSON DETECTION

The National Fire Academy Fire Arson Detection course is geared toward the fire officer or lead fire fighter. The course is structured to assist firefighters in making observations at the scene of a fire that can assist fire investigators. The course deals with six basic units. These units include the motivation of fire setters and determining the point of origin. Accidental, incendiary and fatal fires will be discussed. Various experienced investigators from the Ocean County Prosecutors Office will be featured instructors.


FIRE DEPARTMENT COMPANY OFFICER 1

The fire department company officer level 1 course has been designed to meet the requirements under NFPA 1021 and the new State guidelines for fire officer. The curriculum will include material from the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute (MFRI) and the National Fire Academy Course, Managing Company Tactical Operations (MCTO). The student shall receive approximately 35 hours of instruction including strategy and tactics modules with real time fire simulation scenarios for the first arriving fire officer.


FIRE DEPARTMENT COMPANY OFFICER 2

This thirty-five hour (35) course is geared toward the firefighter who already holds the rank of Lieutenant or Captain. The curriculum follows NFPA 1021 which is the standard for fire officer level 1 and 2. The course deals with management and supervisory skills as well as budgetary and communication skills in a human relations environment. The second half of the course deals with supervising and directing multi-unit response operations and strategic planning. The course concludes with a Saturday session requiring participation in large-scale command and control scenarios.

Prerequisites: Current FF1 certification NJ Division of Fire Safety
and Fire Officer 1 certificate or related course.

 
     

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