Rowan College at Gloucester County

Upcoming Courses

Throughout the year, the Gloucester County Fire Academy offers several courses of interest to emergency services personnel.

Complete a registration form to sign up for a class. Residents and members of Gloucester County volunteer associations may be eligible for a grant through the Non-Residents Taxpayers Association of New Jersey. View the waiver form for eligibility requirements and to apply for courses that are $60 or less. 

Click here to download or view the waiver form.

Upcoming Courses: ​​

Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018 (0800-1600 hrs)

This comprehensive 22 hour course will consist of both lecture and hands-on training.  Participants will receive instruction and develop improved competency on all phases of auto extrication including: scene size-up, vehicle stabilization, removal of the vehicle from the entrapped patient, patient removal, etc.

Participants must provide proper ppe including head, face, eye and body protection from fire and fluids.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 (0800-1600 hrs)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (1900-2300 hrs)

This course, mostly hands on, continues where Auto Extrication I left off.  Using numerous skill stations and multi crash scenarios, students will be able to demonstrate the key principles and practices of safe and effective vehicle extrication practices.

Participants must provide proper ppe including head, face, eye and body protection from fire and fluids.

Incident Command System I-300
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 (1830 hrs-2230 hrs)
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 (0800 hrs-1630 hrs)
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 (0800 hrs-1630 hrs)

The I-300 course continues the IMS Training and consists of ICS Fundamental review, Unified Command, Incident/Event Assessment, Incident Objectives, Planning Process, Incident Resource Management, Demobilization, Transfer of Command and Closeout.
Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to develop Organizational Charts utilizing the associated IMS/ICS Forms, develop planning for the next operational period, develop and present an Incident Action Plan (IAP) and other group activities.

Incident Command System I-400
Friday, December 14, 2018 (1830 -2230 hrs)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 (0800-1630 hrs)

The target audience will be those individuals who will serve in Command, Command Staff, General Staff position, agency administrators, department heads with on-scene incident management responsibilities, emergency managers, area commander and MACS/EOC managers.
Fundamental review for Command, Command Staff, and General Staff, Major and/or Complex Incident/Event Management, Unified Command, Area Command, and Multi-Agency Coordination. There will be practical and written examinations administered as a testing measure.

Drill Ground Instructor:  Basic And Refresher
Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (1830 - 2200 hrs)

This program is designed to ensure that instructors know and understand the safety issues inherent in all areas of Fire Fighting Training.  Instructors must be capable of demonstrating the proper methods of identifying and correcting an unsafe act/task as it occurs.  Safety must be stressed during training so the Fire Fighter develops good habits.