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: ​​

Tuesday, April 23, Thursday April 25 
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019 

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, May 18 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019 
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.    

January 26 through May 12, 2019 (Select Dates)

The Gloucester County Fire Academy is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for seasoned members to participate in what should be for them, refresher training and a “re-sharpening of the saw.” Beginning Saturday January 26, veteran members are invited to report to the fire academy and participate alongside our recruits as they learn about salvage. Thereafter, any Gloucester County member who meets the requirements can attend and participate in any drill activity through the end of the semester in May.

Sunday, April 28
0800 hrs. to 1400 hrs.

Are your apparatus operators truly qualified to drive the emergency equipment in your station?  Are you in a position to fully defend your agency’s procedures, policies, and guidelines?  Can you defend your driver’s training program?  Hardly a day goes by that, somewhere in the United States, a chief finds himself or herself, struggling to answer these questions while seated in a court of law

Monday, May 6, 2019 1800 hrs - 2200 hrs
Saturday, May 11, 2019 0800 hrs – 1600 hrs

The 12-hour Incident Command System I-200 course consists of the following topics:
leadership and management; delegation of authority; management by objectives; functional areas and positions; briefings; organizational flexibility and transfer of command

Thursday, May 16
1900 hrs. to 2200 hrs.

A modern day look at smoke conditions, ventilation, flow paths and how we effect them when opening up the structure.  The class uses both lecture and hands on dollhouse burns to demonstrate different scenarios and how we can control them.

June 15 and June 16, 2019
0800 hrs. to 1600 hrs

This course is intended to provide either the “dedicated” safety officer or any member who might be assigned the role of “Incident” safety officer with skills to function effectively as the Safety Officer at fire department incident operations.  The primary focus shall be on developing decision making skills through the recognition of cues that affect personal safety.  This is a 16-hour National Fire Academy accredited course.