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FIRE FIGHTER I - PRO BOARD (WEEKEND)
CONTACT HOURS 190
CONTENT This NEW program will consist of various lectures and practical evolutions to meet the competencies for certification in the State of New Jersey and Pro Board Certification. This course will meet the N.F.P.A. 1001 standard for level I certification. This course is designed to instruct the students on the subjects / modules required for Fire Fighter I certification. Attending students will be required to pass a Pro-Board written examination, and tested on all practical skills to receive their accreditation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch, (2) accountability tags, approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder each day.
PRE-REQUISITE MUST be 18yrs of age; CPR Certified; AND provide a physical form by an approved healthcare provider.

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FIRE FIGHTER I - PRO BOARD (WEEKNIGHT)
CONTACT HOURS 190
CONTENT This NEW program will consist of various lectures and practical evolutions to meet the competencies for certification in the State of New Jersey and Pro Board Certification. This course will meet the N.F.P.A. 1001 standard for level I certification. This course is designed to instruct the students on the subjects / modules required for Fire Fighter I certification. Attending students will be required to pass a Pro-Board written examination, and tested on all practical skills to receive their accreditation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring (2) accountability tags, approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder each evening.
PRE-REQUISITE MUST be 18yrs of age; CPR Certified; AND provide a physical form by an approved healthcare provider.

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FIRE FIGHTER II - PRO BOARD
CONTACT HOURS 120
CONTENT This NEW program will consist of various lectures and practical evolutions to meet the competencies for certification in the State of New Jersey and Pro Board Certification. This course will meet the N.F.P.A. 1001 standard for level II certification. This course is designed to instruct the students on the subjects / modules required for Fire Fighter II certification. Any student meeting the requirement in a subject, and can produce a valid certificate for the subject / module, will be excused from attending that subject matter. Attending students will be required to pass a Pro-Board written examination, and tested on all practical skills to receive their accreditation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder and wear their department and/or academy uniform. Students will also have to secure their lunch each day and a student manual. (Jones and Bartlett essentials) Students will NOT be permitted to leave the academy.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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PROBOARD CERTIFICATION TESTING FIRE FIGHTER I
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT This national recognized test is designed to provide the student the opportunity with securing Pro-Board Accreditation in the State of New Jersey. Students will have to meet the prerequisites to be eligible for enrollment. Students failing to provide proper documentation will be excluded from the testing site. Students will be required to complete a written test of 100 questions on the fundamentals of Fire Fighter I material. Test questions will be generated from the Jones and Bartlett, Second Edition textbook. After passing the written testing, students will be permitted move onto the Practical SkillsTesting. At the completion of each session, and passing all requirements, students will receive their Pro-Board certificate.
REQUIREMENT(S) Provide a valid driver’s license at the time of testing. Provide a number two pencil and your State I/D number at the time of the Written Test. Clean Shaven, No shorts and or body piercings permitted during each session. Students will be required to bring their lunch, PPE and spare SCBA cylinder.
PRE-REQUISITE Provide a copy of their New Jersey State Fire Fighter I certificate, and / or documentation that the Fire Fighter I training course you attended meets NFPA 1001 standards.

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PROBOARD CERTIFICATION TESTING FIRE FIGHTER II
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT This national recognized test is designed to provide the student the opportunity with securing Pro-Board Accreditation in the State of New Jersey. Students will have to meet the prerequisites to be eligible for enrollment. Students failing to provide proper documentation will be excluded from the testing site. Students will be required to complete a written test of 100 questions on the fundamentals of Fire Fighter II material. Test questions will be generated from the Jones and Bartlett, Second Edition textbook. After passing the written testing, students will be permitted move onto the Practical SkillsTesting. At the completion of each session, and passing all requirements, students will receive their Pro-Board certificate.
REQUIREMENT(S) Provide a valid driver’s license at the time of testing. Provide a number two pencil and your State I/D number at the time of the Written Test. Clean Shaven, No shorts and or body piercings permitted during each session. Students will be required to bring their lunch, PPE and spare SCBA cylinder.
PRE-REQUISITE Provide a copy of their Pro Board Fire Fighter I certificate.

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NJ RAPID INTERVENTION CREW- AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT A 4-hour classroom lecture will cover the commonly found problems in the emergency services' response as a Rapid Intervention Team. The awareness level course takes the student from the time of dispatch up until the "Mayday" transmission. A reiew of the responsibility, equipment needed, and what proactive task needs to be completed on every RIT assignment will be discussed. On a dialy basis, firefighters place themselves in life and death situations that could trap our own. Students will be guided through various techniques during the lecture and given an opportunity to discuss concepts. (This class will be a pre-requisite for additional RIC-Team courses offered at this academy)
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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R.I.C. COMPANY RESPONSE
CONTACT HOURS 19
CONTENT This 19 hour hands-on program will consist of students placed into groups and given assignments of various rescue scenarios. Students will need to remove the fallen firefighter from a simulated problem, with emphasis on personal safety. Various techniques of rescue operations will be presented to the students during the exterior evolutions.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; RIC Awareness

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ENGINE COMPANY RESPONSE - BACK TO BASICS
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT The brief classroom lecture will consist of information on the importance of maintaining basic skills to keep all personnel safe while operating at an emergency scene. Students will be placed in an engine company crew and given "live burn" scenarios to respond to. Participants will learn to enhance their skills and practice basic engine company functions. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and the use of various hose line operations. This program is limited in class size to permit more "hands on" time.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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LIVE FIRE EVOLUTIONS
CONTACT HOURS 3
CONTENT This session is scheduled to assist personnel that are unavailable to attend regular scheduled department training sessions using live burn evolutions. Students will perform all tactics necessary to extinguish simulated dwelling and building fires. Attending students will assume the role and responsibilities of the Engine Company; perform the duties in the initial fire attack- completing search/rescue techniques and ventilation.
REQUIREMENT(S) ALL students MUST bring complete PPE, SCBA and spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Any First Responder meeting their department requirements.

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PUMP OPERATOR I
CONTACT HOURS 20
CONTENT This course has been developed to provide the beginner driver/operator with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to complete the varied tasks in the emergency response field. Students will be trained to become a proficient driver and pump operator. Students will review the legal requirements, proper maintenance checks and record keeping associated with this responsibility. Additional curriculum in basic hydraulics, pump operations and vehicle restoration will be examined. The class will continue with a field exercise utilizing the principles reviewed in the classroom on the safe operator functions.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students must have a Valid State Driver's License and provide their own lunch each day. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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PUMP OPERATOR II
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT This course has been developed to provide the advance driver/operator with the additional knowledge and skills necessary to complete the varied tasks in the emergency response field. Students will be trained to become a defensive driver and pump operator. Students will review the legal requirements, proper maintenance checks and record keeping associated with this responsibility. Additional curriculum in basic hydraulics, pump operations and vehicle restoration will be examined. The class will continue with a field exercise utilizing the principles reviewed in the classroom on the safe operator functions.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students must have a Valid State Driver's License and provide their own lunch each day. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Pump Operator I

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TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT A 16-hour program will consist of a classroom lecture and "Hands-On" sessions reviewing the fundamentals of basic truck company operations. Topics to be covered include, apparatus placement, aerial operations, and the tactical considerations personnel face at each incident. Students will be given practical exercises utilizing ground ladders, the aerial device and the tools associated with standard operations.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students MUST provide their lunch each day. Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder and wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; RIC Awareness

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NJ STATE FIRE OFFICER II
CONTACT HOURS 80
CONTENT This 80-hour program will direct the company officer with daily tasks he/she will encounter when responsible to supervise/manage the fellow department members in a changing environment. Students must complete the New Jersey State certified program and pass the NJ State written exam. The curriculum will cover challenges, opportunities, effective communication, roles within an organization, management, leadership, safety, construction, fire investigation, training, planning and more. The content will require the student to complete various homework assignments, participate in several group sessions and develop/assist with learning. (Students failing to attend a module for an unforseen problem will be permitted to make-up the seesion in another class/course offering).
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to provide their own lunch each Saturday. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any Fire Officer or individual in the development stage.

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NJ STATE FIRE OFFICER III
CONTACT HOURS 48
CONTENT The objective of this course is to develop the chief officer for the administrative and operational challenges of the fire service in the 21st century. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to qualify for certification at the Fire Officer III level (NFPA 1021) and function as a participant in the day-to-day administrative/ operationally focused process of fire service organizational community outreach programming, central record/data repository systems, budgeting planning with multi-agency involvement, resource management, safety programs, communication requirements and risk management for the Chief Officer. (NFPA 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications). Major topics covered in the course are program orientation; ethics; establishing a partnership with the community; budgetary process, budgeting and auditing practices, budget development, and fiscal planning; managing human resources; inspections and pre-incident planning for specific occupancies; risk management and safety programs; managing personnel evaluations, assessment centers, and accountability; and emergency services delivery, incident planning and multi-agency involvement. Methods of instruction include lecture; discussion; classroom exercises; case studies; role-playing; problem solving; research and group projects; group presentations and peer evaluations; student projects, presentations, and participation are evaluated based on instructor and peer evaluation process. Students must complete the New Jersey State certified program and pass the NJ State written exam. The content will require the student to complete various homework assignments, participate in several group sessions and develop/assist with learning. (Students failing to attend a module for an unforeseen problem will be permitted to make-up the session in another class/course offering).
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to provide their own lunch each day. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE NJ State Fire Officer Level II

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NJ STATE FIRE OFFICER IV
CONTACT HOURS 45
CONTENT Influencing is considered a critical leadership skill. The Fire Officer IV program is designed for the executive level fire officer. This course will examine how leaders successfully influence others and how to accomplish comon goals. The class will discuss planning future purchases as well as how to lead their members through primary discussions. Case studies will be analyzed to illiustrate the challenges and opportunities associated with complex situations in the public and private sector. This course is for senior officers of both career and volunteer departments who have completed the NJ State Fire Officer III program.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to provide their own lunch each day. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE NJ State Fire Officer Level III

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THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT
CONTACT HOURS 19
CONTENT This program has been developed for individuals promoted to a company officer level or those that would supervise personnel at an emergency incident. This course will review strategy and tactic components, discuss your role as the company officer and how to utilize the NIMS system to maintain integrity, size up, radio reports and crew safety. The class will be comprised of limited lecture time, filled with facilitated practical evolutions- implementing the use of simulation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Service personnel responsible to supervise.

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FIRE INVESTIGATION & SCENE PRESERVATION
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT This program will consist of a current PowerPoint presentation in culmination with open dialog between the students and the Instructor. The students will learn the importance of the observations and the actions taken by all first responders. Real case histories of lessons learned will be discussed. This program is extremely important to those who wish to further their position within the emergency services.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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INVESTIGATING RESIDENTIAL ALARM SYSTEMS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT This course is intended to educate firefighters and company officers in the installation and operation of typical smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in residential properties. Construction code requirements and operations will be reviewed. Students will be instructed on techniques to locate and identify defective alarms in a multi-alarm system. Students will also be instructed on methods which can be used to assure that adequate protection is restored to a property prior to the departure of the fire department.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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CONFINED SPACE TECHNICAL SKILLS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT First Responders must be prepare for incidents not only in their jurisdiction, but possibly on a mutual-aid assignment in another community. This class is intended to expose the student to uncommon problems they may face. Each student will need to utilize their skills presented in the Confined Space Operations class. This program present participants with extensive hands-on Operations using various rescue equipment targeted for confined spaces. Students are to report to the Battleship New Jersey for Roll Call at 07:15 hours. Students reporting after 08:00 will not be permitted to participate and be sent home.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to provide their PPE, S.C.B.A., hard-hat, work gloves, coveralls, and lunch. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Firefighter I; NJ State Police Confined Space Awareness & Operations

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NJ STATE POLICE CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT First Responders must be aware of the hazards within a Confined Space, and the entry level training to prepare them for incidents not only in their jurisdiction, but possibly on a mutual aid assignment in another community. The lecture, will review the responsibilities of the Responder, the various types of confined spaces, the associated equipment needed to support an operation and how the first responder can begin to immigrate the incident. The class will cover information on Air Monitoring, Lock-Out-Tag-Out, Rigging and the use of PPE during these incidents.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any First Responder

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NJ STATE POLICE CONFINED SPACE OPERATIONS
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT First responders must be aware of the hazards within a Confined Space and the entry level training to prepare them for incidents not only in their jurisdiction, but possibly on a mutual aid assignment in another community. This program will consist of lecture, video and extensive hands-on operations using various rescue equipment for confined spaces. Students will utilize below grade simulator, storage tank trainer and various other related props for confined space training. Information covered will be Air Monitoring, Lock-out Tag-out, Rigging and the use of proper PPE during incidents.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch. Students are required to bring SCBA, hard hat, work gloves, and coveralls. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Rope Rescue I

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ROPE RESCUE I
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT Students will be instructed in various types of rope, rope rescue equipment, identification means and usage. Students will learn basic single person rope skills, rappelling, tie offs, patient packaging, belay systems and simple mechanical systems. Students MUST have good skills in basic knot tying. Each student will rappel using a rescue eight, tie-offs and pass an obstruction in the rope. Each student will use different types of patient packaging, demonstrate their ability to construct/operate belay and mechanical systems. At completion of the course students will understand how to use, build and deploy Load Releasing Hitches and Tandem Prussik Systems.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Fire Fighter II

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ROPE RESCUE II
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT Students will learn to pass an obstruction while rappelling with rack system and tie-offs. Students will perform low angle raises and lowers using different types of patient packaging systems in a non-technical situation. Each student will have to demonstrate their ability to construct/operate a belay and mechanical system. At completion of this course students will understand how to build, use and deploy "Load Releasing hitches and Tandem Prussic Systems".
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch, wear approved PPE and MUST have good skills in basic knot tying. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Rope I

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STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT This program is designed to give the student the basic understanding of building structure types, methods of construction and how to identify them. The goal is to provide the student with knowledge and guidenace in rescue operations and building collapse. The lecture will consist of basic building construction, components and structural identification. As the course progresses, structural loading/forces, collapse indicators, collapse types, rescue situations and pre-planning will be discussed; concluding with information on collapse scene safety and operational challenges.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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STRUCTURAL COLLPASE OPERATIONS
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE

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SQUAD COMPANY CUTTING & BURNING
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT Metal displacement and cutting is an issue that can confront firefighters in several different situations. This class is intended to develop and/or sharpen the student's skills in the use of various metal cutting equipment that is carried on a squad company. These skills and techniques are going to focus on how they can be implemented into the firefighter rescue situation. Students shall receive instruction on various metal cutting torches, saws and cutting devices.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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TECHNICAL RESCUE AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT This first responder program is designed to meet the awareness level in various subjects. The lecture is designed to cover subject material in NJSP Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Collapse, Water/Ice and Auto Machine Awareness. Students must be aware of the hazards they face and how to prepare for incidents not only in their jurisdiction, but possibly on a mutual-aid assignment. The lecture will review the responsibilities of the responder, the various types of equipment needed to support an operation, and how the first responder can begin to mitigate the incident.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to provide their own lunch and be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any First Responder

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TRENCH RESCUE I
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT This course will instruct First Responders in safe rescue procedures when called to a basic trench collapse operation. The class will consist of a lecture and hands-on training, reviewing the extensive operations, safety zones, tools and manpower required. It is essential the first responders coordinate a safe removal of a trapped victim while their personal safety is met. This program is for all emergency personnel, even though they might not have the equipment needed to perform the rescue. As with all incidents, personnel within the response area serve in important roles to support the operations.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Fire Fighter II

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RAILROAD EMERGENCY AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT This is a four hour course which is intended to provide first responders with necessary knowledge when dealing with emergent operations on or about the railroad. It will utilize a combination of power point and Railroad and FEMA produced DVD videos to educate and re-enforce the dos and don’ts of working on railroad property. It will also provide information on safety and override features of common railroad locomotives and light rail equipment. This course is intended for any emergency responder who may be required to enter upon rail road right of ways or property during the course of their day to day duties.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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CBRNE AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT This course prepares emergency personnel to respond to an incident involving a weapon of mass destruction.The course objectives is to educate the students on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive components developed to be used as weapons. The students will gain knowledge on an awareness level including signs, symptons, dissemination devices, size up and responder actions.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any First Responder

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CBRNE OPERATIONS
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT This course prepares emergency personnel to respond to an incident involving a weapon of mass destruction.The course objectives is to educate the students on emergency response and size up to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive incident. The students will learn responder actions, chemical hazard analysis, personal protection, detection & identification and emergency decontamination procedures.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE CBRNE Awareness;

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HAZ MAT AWARENESS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT The purpose of this course is to give the students the knowledge and skills to respond safely and efficiently to a Haz Mat incident. Topics include laws & regulations, health & safety issues, hazardous material detection, US DOT ERG use, scene management, roles & notification and overall incident mitigiation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any First Responder

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HAZ MAT OPERATIONS
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT The purpose of this course is to give the students the knowledge and skills to take appropriate defensive actions at a hazardous materials incident. Students will learn to identify, confine and contain materials. Topics included are analyzing the incident, planning the response, operational procedures, size up and terminating the response.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Haz Mat Awareness

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NJ STATE POLICE HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN
CONTACT HOURS 80
CONTENT This (80) hour program will assist the first responder who is assigned to a Hazardous Materials Team in the techniques to perform the appropriate offensive or defensive action that would require level A and B protection at an incident. Students will be required to be in good physical condition due to the strenuous evolutions with SCBA and PPE. Students will be given homework, weekly quizzes and a final exam. A pre-test will be issued at the first session, which the student must pass to continue through the program. Evolutions will be performed in as ideal conditions as possible, and participants will be required to complete all 80-instruction hours to be certified.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students MUST provide their lunch each day, and will not be permitted to leave. Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder and wear their department and/or academy uniform. Students must be Fit-Tested prior to class. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any First Responder who has received approved Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations training.

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BUS EXTRICATION
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT This program will review the hazards and procedures to perform extrication of persons in a school bus incident. Students will be instructed on the cutting, stabilization and victim removal. Various techniques, vehicle construction concerns and extrication equipment will be reviewed through lecture and practical sessions.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Vehicle Extrication

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HEAVY VEHICLE EXTRICATION
CONTACT HOURS
CONTENT
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE

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OVER RIDE / UNDER RIDE EXTRICATION
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT Responders can no longer take a normal approach to the passenger vehicle collision involving a heavy commercial vehicle. Various techniques have to be employed to stabilize and extricate the trapped occupants in these situations. This program will review several tactics and scenarios responders will utilize when operating at the emergency scene involving heavy commercial vehicles. Students will interact with a large tow/rigging company. Planning and coordination will be some of the topics reviewed when the emergency services finds themselves unable to handle the incident alone. Students will be guided through various techniques, current vehicle construction problems and scene mitigation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch and wear approved PPE. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Vehicle Extrication I; Vehicle Extrication II

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SQUAD COMPANY EXTRICATION RESPONSE
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT This 8 hour program will consist of a short lecture on the role of the first responder when dispatched as a squad company to an incident. Students will use the principles of basic extrication techniques in the changing environment. Hands-on field evolutions will provide the participants with refresher training in the use of the various rescue tools. This program is limited in class size to permit all particioants hands-on time.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Vehicle Extrication I

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VEHICLE ANATOMY & HAZARDS
CONTACT HOURS 4
CONTENT This 4 hour class will consist of a lecture on the new construction methods commonly found in vehicle today. Students will receive information that is extremely important when responding to motor vehicle accidents. Students will learn how to disable the Hybrid vehicle and there related hazards, how the construction of a vehilce will effect the rescue process and what safety components to watch out for. This presentation is designed to keep you safe and aid in the rescue/response to many hazards faced at an emergency scene.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I or a member of an EMS/Rescue Squad.

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VEHICLE EXTRICATION I
CONTACT HOURS 19
CONTENT This 19 hour program will consist of a lecture on the role of the first responder, EMS and various tools used in extrication. Students will review the principles of removing victims from wrecks and how vehicle construction is changing, making the process more difficult. The Sunday session will consist of hands on field evolutions using various rescue tools giving the participant the skills and knowledge needed to operate safely.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I or a member of an EMS/Rescue Squad.

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VEHICLE EXTRICATION II
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT This "Hands-On" program will present the student with various problems commonly found in motor vehicle collisions. Students will be instructed on scene size up, develop their own command structure, and mitigate the extrication process. Students will be guided through various techniques and critique each scenario at the completion.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required bring all related PPE, SCBA w/ spare cylinder. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Vehicle Extrication I;

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FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR LEVEL I
CONTACT HOURS 40
CONTENT This 40 hour program will consist of a lecture on the role of the instructor. The course and curriculum will follow the JPRs in the NFPA 1041 standard using the IFSTA 8th edition manual. Students will learn Presentation Skills and Lesson Plan development. Student activities and instructional methods will be conducted through out the program. All of the topics interact with lesson plans and how to test the student's performance. The students will be given homework assignments and will be required to develop a presentation for review. Students will be given the NJ State written exam at the end of the course.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to provide their own IFSTA 8th edition Fire and Emergency Instructor manual. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I; Fire Fighter II

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FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR LEVEL II
CONTACT HOURS 40
CONTENT This 40 hour program will consist of a lecture on the role of the experienced instructor. The course and curriculum will follow the JPRs in NFPA 1041 using the IFSTA 8th, edition manual. Students will learn more on Lesson Plan development, Student activities, and Instructional methods. All of these topics interact with creation of “Live Fire” lesson plans and how to test the student’s performance. Students learn how to integrate IMS and IAPs in their training evolutions while maintaining the learning environment.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to provide their own IFSTA 8th edition Fire and Emergency Instructor manual. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE NJ State Fire Service Instructor Level I

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PROPANE EMERGENCIES
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT This course will instruct the student on risk analysis and a tactical approach to propane fires involving containers of all types and sizes. Topics included are characteristics of a container, gas hazards and combustion by-products. The course is primarily designed for the emergency responders for both the public and private sectors.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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NJ STATE DRILL GROUND INSTRUCTOR
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT The Drill Grounds Instructor course is a State of New Jersey program designed to assist fire department members, and or those looking to become instructors, in the guidelines and standards to keep training programs safe for people attending. Instructor’s must be capable of demonstrating the proper techniques new to the emergency services, and identify the correct procedures when conducting evolutions. This class is a prerequisite for any instructor seeking certification testing in the State of New Jersey. The class will cover subjects in the use of a classroom, lesson plan development, procedures in use of exterior training props, proper inspection procedures, and the associated reports necessary for injuries.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Service personnel responsible to supervise.

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INCIDENT MANAGEMENT I-200
CONTACT HOURS 12
CONTENT Students will recognize the laws and standards that require effective management techniques, the need for unity, chain of command and the proper transfer of command. Additional instruction will encompass span of control, personnel accountability, and how to use an incident action plan. Discussions on the development of a single resource, task force and strike team use will assist the student in successfully accomplishing the assignment under their command.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any Officer/Supervisor or individual in the development stage.

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INCIDENT MANAGEMENT I-300
CONTACT HOURS
CONTENT Students will examine additional modules in the Incident Management System. Various topics will be covered to include personnel staffing levels, organizing events, and what a resource manager responsibilities are. In addition, subjects on staffing positions and span of control will be review, and the required documentation for all major incidents. Attending students will also be required to work in group sessions being assigned emergency incidents to command in table-top scenarios.
REQUIREMENT(S)
PRE-REQUISITE NJ Incident Management I-200

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INCIDENT MANAGEMENT I-400
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT Students will examine the modules # 12 through # 15 in the Incident Management System. Various topics will be covered to include general staffing levels, unified command, and major incident management. In addition, subjects on staffing positions and span of control will be review, and how the area command position is for all major incidents. Attending students will also be required to work in group sessions being assigned emergency incidents to command in table-top scenarios.
REQUIREMENT(S)
PRE-REQUISITE NJ Incident Management I-300

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INCIDENT MANAGEMENT REFRESHER
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT This program will review the fundamental management functions of the Command Staff responsibilities using table top activities that will enhance the knowledge of the class. Students will get to develop the Incident Action Plan (IAPs), the components of planning, and how to conduct a planning meeting. Emphasis on how to integrate the operational period brief and the tactical brief with utilizing the Incident Support Team (IST) concepts is standard information each student will accomplish through this exercise.
REQUIREMENT(S)
PRE-REQUISITE Any Officer; Supervisor; Command Staff; Unit Leader; Task Force/Strike Team Leader

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
CONTACT HOURS 255
CONTENT This program combines a series of lectures approved by healthcare professionals, with hands on skill labs, and clinical experiences. We’ve created a superior entry level Emergency Medical Technician class that gives you the ability to care for a sick or Injured individual. Following successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to attend the New Jersey State EMT testing. Students will have the opportunity for clinical experiences in local dispatch centers, emergency departments, on mobile intensive care units and basic life support units. The program is a cooperative effort between Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center, Underwood Memorial Hospital, EMS Academy and Cooper University Medical Center. The curriculum meets the New Jersey specific educational needs of those individuals aspiring to become an Emergency Medical Technician. At the conclusion of the program the student will be significantly more competent, and posses a well defined sense of clinical judgment in today’s environment.
REQUIREMENT(S) All students must be at least sixteen years of age by the first day of class in order to enroll in the program. In order to obtain New Jersey State EMT Certification students must be physically capable of performing all skills, complete a final written test with a minimum score of 70 and meet all class requirements. A health screening and tuberculin skin test may be required. Funding for Volunteer members of Approved EMS agencies will be accepted as payment. State training fund forms can be obtained from the NJ Department of Health web site. **The cost of the textbook is not included in the class fee.**
PRE-REQUISITE Students must be certified in CPR level by the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association prior to the class start.

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EMT REFRESHER - TRANSITION PART A
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT (Program - A) will consist of various lectures and practices reviewing all the required up-dates for current E.M.T. to maintain their certification. Chapters in the EMS care and educational field will give the student the information he or she needs to meet today’s challenges in the critical care of patients. Some modules will consist of Preparatory Care, Airway, Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, and Trauma problems.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their proper squad clothing which includes, long blue or black pants with a squad shirt.
PRE-REQUISITE Any Certified EMT.

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EMT REFRESHER - TRANSITION PART B
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT (Program - B) will consist of various lectures and practices reviewing all the required up-dates for current E.M.T. to maintain their certification. Chapters in the EMS care and educational field will give the student the information he or she needs to meet today’s challenges in the critical care of patients. Some modules will consist of Preparatory Care, Airway, Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, and Trauma problems.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their proper squad clothing which includes, long blue or black pants with a squad shirt.
PRE-REQUISITE Any Certified EMT.

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EMT REFRESHER - TRANSITION PART C
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT (Program - C) will consist of various lectures and practices reviewing all the required up-dates for current E.M.T. to maintain their certification. Chapters in the EMS care and educational field will give the student the information he or she needs to meet today’s challenges in the critical care of patients. Some modules will consist of Preparatory Care, Airway, Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, and Trauma problems.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their proper squad clothing which includes, long blue or black pants with a squad shirt.
PRE-REQUISITE Any Certified EMT.

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AMERICAN HEART CPR TRAINING
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT This 8 hour program will help the First Responder to recognize the signs and symptoms of a victim not breathing, and how to take corrective action through Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. This program will require the student to pass a practical and written examination through a lecture and hands on training within the classroom environment. Passing students will receive a card issued by the certifying authority.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any First Responder (Fire, EMS, Police)

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CEVO III - AMBULANCE
CONTACT HOURS 6
CONTENT This 6 hour program will direct the apparatus operator on how to select and develop better driving habits for responding and returning from the emergency assignment. Students will complete the New Jersey State Safety Council's program for Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator, complete/pass a written exam and participate in classroom discussions. The curriculum will cover the driving challenges each operator faces when behind the wheel, proper lane selection, collision analysis and collision prevention. The content will require the student to complete various workbook assignments through video tutorial and lecture presentation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any emergency vehicle operator.

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CEVO III - FIRE
CONTACT HOURS 6
CONTENT This 6 hour program will direct the apparatus operator on how to select and develop better driving habits for responding and returning from the emergency assignment. Students will complete the New Jersey State Safety Council's program for Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator, complete/pass a written exam and participate in classroom discussions. The curriculum will cover the driving challenges each operator faces when behind the wheel, proper lane selection, collision analysis and collision prevention. The content will require the student to complete various workbook assignments through video tutorial and lecture presentation.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Any emergency vehicle operator.

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FIRE POLICE TRAINING
CONTACT HOURS 16
CONTENT This program is designed to prepare the student for vehicular hazards when responding to a scene and those found at a scene. The Fire Police hold an important role in the aid of the emergency responders. During the course, the student will be introduced to the laws that instituted the Fire Police and the laws that pertain to specific duties of the Fire Police in the State of New Jersey. Discussions will be based on how to enforce those laws, assisting the fire department with controling the scene and the overall safety at an incident. At the end of the course a practical session will be completed on controlling traffic patterns.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE First Responder

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JUNIOR FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING
CONTACT HOURS 48
CONTENT This program is designed to assist those members between the age group of 16-18, recognize the occupational hazards, identify the tools of the trade, and begin building the necessary skills needed to operate safely on an emergency scene. The program consists of several topics in Haz-Mat Awareness, Fire Dept. Organization, Firefighter Safety, Fire Behavior, Alarms/Communications, Hose, Nozzles, Appliances, Forcible Entry Tools, Ropes & Knots, Salvage / Overhaul, Ventilation, S.C.B.A., Ground Ladders, Fire Extinguishers and many others. Students will be given Hands-On Training in topics relating to safe fire ground operations.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will need to bring their own lunch, PPE and (2) accountability tags each day. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Company Explorer (Age 16-18)

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ELEVATOR RESCUE
CONTACT HOURS 8
CONTENT This program is to provide the student with the information they will need to be able to access an elevator to extricate persons trapped because of a mechanical failure. Participants will review all components of an elevator off site, and simulate a failure in the system, to teach the correct action to protect the first responder, and the public they serve.
REQUIREMENT(S) Students will be required to wear coveralls, gloves and a helmet with safety shoes. An Off-Site elevator will be used, and each student will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the elevator site. Students will need to bring their own lunch. Students will be required to wear their department uniform and/or proper academy dress.
PRE-REQUISITE Fire Fighter I

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