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Public Safety & Security

Firefighter I 

In conjunction with the Gloucester County Fire Academy, the Division of Continuing Education provides additional training via the Firefighter I course. Students learn more about the chemistry of fire, proper ventilation and suppression techniques as well as search-and-rescue strategies.

Certified by the state of New Jersey, this course conveys National Fire Protection Standard 1001 regulations. Students obtain more information on HAZMAT Level I Awareness, HAZMAT LEVEL II Operations, hazard communications and bloodborne pathogen risks. 


Eligibility Requirements

Prior to enrolling, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Belong to a fire company, department or brigade
  • Demonstrate physical fitness
  • Enroll in the company’s respiratory protection program



  • Complete and provide proof of I-100, I-700 and CPR training


Tuition & Fees

  • In-county resident: free
  • Out-of-county resident: $150


For start dates or more information, contact Gloucester County Fire Academy Director Robert Hill at 856-423-4127 or email rhill@rcgc.edu.



Gloucester County Fire Academy

The Gloucester County Fire Academy operates as an autonomous unit within Rowan College at Gloucester County’s Law and Justice Division. It is a noncredit alternative program of study.

Visit the Gloucester County Fire Academy website​.