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: ​​


Junior Firefighter I: An Introduction To The Fire Service
Friday, August 10, 2018: Orientation (7:00 PM)
Classes run from Saturday, August 11 to Saturday, October 6, 2018

Junior must be between the ages of 16-18, be a member of a fire company, department or brigade. Students must be equipped with gear that meets all applicable standards & regulations.  


Friday, August 10, 2018: Orientation (7:00 PM)
Saturday, August 11 to Saturday, December 8, 2018

Student must be 18 years of age prior to the first live fire exercise (Oct. 27), be a member of a fire company, department or brigade; provide proof of enrollment in the organization’s respiratory protection program and proof of physical fitness.  


Drill Ground Instructor:  Basic And Refresher
Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.  During this program, the participant will be able to identify the safety concerns related to:

  • Fundamental Components of an accident
  • Chemical, Physical & Environmental Hazards associated with training
  • Basic human behaviors, attitudes and responses
  • Physical limitations of the Fire Fighter
  • Identifying unsafe conditions or acts
  • Correcting unsafe conditions or acts
  • Training facilities
  • SCBA/Smokehouse training
  • Live Fire training