01.05.15 NEW Ice Rescue Level 1
pleased to announce the offering of a new course at the Training
Academy. This 12 hour Ice Rescue Course meets the requirements set
forth in NFPA 1670. Captain Jack Hueston and Captain Rich Michitisch coordinate this
new course. Please submit
registration forms no later than February 5th. Enrollment is
limited to 16 students.
Dates/Times: February 12th 1900-2200 & February 14th
Tuition: $50.00 (Non-MTFD)
Fire/Rescue Service-Firefighter 1, EMS Service-First Responder
PPE: Students must supply a cold water suit and water rescue
Students who meet the NFPA 1005 Principles of Technical Rescue Job
Performance Requirements will receive an NFPA 1670 Level 1
certificate for successfully completing this course.
Please contact Captains Hueston or Michitsch with any questions
regarding this offering.
01.05.15 NJ Boating Safety Course
pleased to offer another NJ Boating Safety course. This course is
open to the general public. Students who successfully complete the
one day course will receive their Boating License from the NJSP.
Please submit registration forms no later than February 19th.
Fire/EMS service students must use a Civilian Registration Form.
Click here to download.
Date: February 22nd
Time: 0800 hours
Tuition: $50.00 (Non-MTFD)
01.05.15 Annual Refresher Offering
The academy is hosting an annual refresher for anyone in need. MTFD
members need not submit a Registration Forms. Out of town members,
please use a Student Registration Form.
Click here to download.
Course Code: 15-1801-01
February 8, 2015
Time: 0900 hours
Tuition: $25.00 (Non-MTFD)
12.23.14 Spring 2015 Firefighter 1
Enrollment is now open for the Spring class (#15-1001-03). Please
submit registration packages no later than February 15th.
Orientation is scheduled for February 18th at 1900 hours in the East
classroom. Go to the Firefighter 1
page for more information.
11.15.14 Fall Firefighter 1 Graduates
class met all of their State mandated training requirements and
completed graduation ceremonies on November 15th. Congratulations
and good luck to all of the newest firefighters.
Fall 2014 Firefighter 1 Class
1st. row (L-R) M. Volker, C. Mildorf, M. Oden, D. Polvino, R.
Wickman, K. Kane Jr., A. Zuniga
2nd. row (L-R) V. Gaona, S.
Chenoweth, M. Nosti, W. Grundmann, A. Navarro, M. Daugherty,
Woodhead, T. Poyner
07.29.14 Registration Reminders
too late to register for the Boating Safety and Rapid Intervention
Awareness courses. See the catalog or courses
page for more info.
07.25.14 LDH Strike Team Leader Date
unforeseen circumstances we are changing the date of this course to
September 24th. Start time will remain 1900 hours.
06.30.14 Summer/Fall Course Catalog
pleased to announce the release of our Summer/Fall catalog. Go to
the Courses page for more information.
previously announced, the semester kicks off with Firefighter 1.
Please register early for the classes you wish to attend.
Click here to download a Student Registration Form.
Click here for the Firefighter 1 Registration Package.
06.24.14 Fall Firefighter 1 Course
Orientation for the Fall Firefighter 1
class (course #14-1001-29) is scheduled for July 23rd at 1900 hours.
Firefighter 1 applications must be submitted no later than July
16th. Please use the most recent
06.05.14 Spring Firefighter 1 Course
Final Exercises & Graduation
Spring class is wrapping up. The recruits will participate in the
"Putting It All Together" exercises on Saturday June 7th. Exercises
commence at 0800 hours. Visitors must park in the main lot and
follow safety boundaries.
Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday June 10th at 1930
hours. The ceremony will be held in the gymnasium at Thorne Middle
School located at 70 Murphy Road in Middletown.
Spring 2014 Firefighter 1 Class
1st. row (L-R)
J. Ruhman, R. Nigro, C. Donnelly, D. Osborn, R. Gorski, J. Susser,
J. DeShong, C. Whelen, E. Taylor, H. Bane III, M. Fisher.
2nd. row (L-R) K. Covert, L. Nunez, J. Chenoweth, J. Little Jr., Brian Kost, N.
Gunsauls, A. Hill, J. Michitsch, T. Poyner, N. Simmons, G. Honnen.
3rd. row (L-R) A. Siciliano, R. Benson, M. Deickmann, J. Wood, J.
Valentine, A. Dougherty, T. Dombrowski, B. MacDonald, J. Hopler.
06.04.14 Updated Firefighter 1 Course
made some minor changes to our form. Please discard any old forms
and begin using the new form immediately. Old forms will no longer
Click here to download the updated form or go to the
05.04.14 What a semester!
Spring semester has reached its peak and the academy has been
buzzing with activity lately. A large Firefighter 1 class has
anchored the activity as they enter the rigorous hands on training
portion of their class. Last month, the Advanced SCBA & Air
Management students tested their endurance. This month the student
of the Truck Company Operations course learned new skills and honed
staff continues to push the boundaries of innovation with quality
instruction and challenging training props. A sincere thank you is
in order to all of the fantastic students who participated thus far.
Your effort and success is why we do what we do. Great job!
Lieutenant Nicholas Hubbard Jr. of Little Silver cuts through the shackle on a padlock prop
during the Truck Company Operations course.
03.24.14 Advanced SCBA & Air
wait until the last minute. Submit your registration forms now. The
class is almost full and begins on April 2nd.
03.01.14 Technical Difficulty
apologize for the lack of website updates and telephone issues. We
have been experiencing significant issues with our website software.
The problem has been resolved and the site will be updated
regularly. Additionally, our main telephone line is inoperable. The
weather is likely to blame and the issue has been difficult to
diagnose. Township support staff are working to correct this. Be
advised, we do not have access to out voicemail system. If you need
to contact us, please email us at our firstname.lastname@example.org
address. We apologize in advance for an inconveniences this has
02.17.14 Spring Firefighter 1 Course
We have received an overwhelming number of applications for the
Spring class and enrollment is now full. Confirmation notices have
been sent. Orientation is scheduled for February 20th. Instruction
begins February 22nd. We're looking forward to a great class.
The Boating Safety class was cancelled due to low enrollment.
Several students who desired to attend the class showed up at the
academy on Sunday morning, but failed to pre-register. The class
could have been run if those people had registered. Please use the
registration forms to enroll. It will ensure things like this don't
happen again. We will try to reschedule the class for later in the
12.29.14 Happy New Year-2014
Winter/Spring Course Catalog
awaited release of our upcoming semester course offering is here.
Our Firefighter 1 course anchors a quality course offering. You can
expect the highest level of instruction from our staff once again.
Register early and often. Click here for
12.22.13 Spring Firefighter 1
Registration Is Now Open
The Spring 2014 Firefighter 1 course
has been approved. Orientation is scheduled for February 20th.
Attendance for Orientation is MANDATORY.
Last year we updated the registration process from a form to a
package. Registration packages must be completed in their
entirety and submitted no later than February 18th.
Packages received after
the deadline will not be accepted.
Click here to download a copy.
and Firefighter 1 Recruits can find up to date information on the
Firefighter 1 page.
12.14.13 The 2014 Winter/Spring
Catalog Coming Soon
excited about another great semester for the first half of next
year. We plan to offer a number of courses including Firefighter 1,
Advanced SCBA & Air Management, Truck Company Operations and
Technical Rescue courses. Check back soon for the full announcement.
09.21.13 Engine Company Operations
Spots Still Available
miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend our second offering
of this newly revamped class. Contact us immediately to register.
The course begins Monday September 23rd.
08.10.13 Boating Safety starts Sunday
Course Number: 13-1701-26
Date & Time: Sunday August 18th @ 0800-1600
Instructor: Chief Douglas Ziemba
Tuition: $50.00 (Non-MTFD)
All persons who wish to operate a power vessel must possess a
Boating Safety Certificate. Successful completion of this course
will result in a Boating Safety Certificate Issued by the New Jersey
For registration and information please contact us at:
08.07.13 The Fall 2013 Semester is
slight delay our Fall semester has finally been approved. We are
offering a reduced number of courses this semester, but rest
assured, quality is still on the menu.
offering another open enrollment NJ Boating Safety course. This
course is scheduled for Sunday August 18th. Submit your registration
Hueston and staff will deliver our popular Pump Operations course and
the same crew will be at it for our recently released Engine Company
Wieczerzak and staff will challenge the most experienced rescuers
with our second offering of the Technical Rescuer-Vehicle & Machinery Rescue-Level 1
course. This class is sure to fill fast, don't wait. Strict
06.12.13 The Winter/Spring Semester
five months, fourteen open enrollment courses, and dozens of drills,
the Winter/Spring semester finally concluded Sunday afternoon. Over
five hundred and fifty students were trained in open enrollment
courses and hundreds more in custom delivery and drill ground
staff is in the final stages of planning the Fall semester and it is
shaping up to be a great one. Please check back soon for more
information. Thank you to all of our members and customers for your
dedication to training. Great job.
06.11.13 The Spring 2013 Firefighter
1 Class Graduates
class began on February 23rd with 23 recruits from 13 different
companies/departments. After 3 1/2 months, 43 classes, 3
physical fitness assessments, 2 State exams and over 190 hours of
training, the Spring 2013 Firefighter 1 class finally graduated.
Ceremonies were held at Thompson Middle School Tuesday night. A
fantastic effort by a very good class. Congratulations to all of our
new firefighters in your careers.
Some of the new
Firefighters prepare to receive their certificates during the
Firefighter 1 Class
1st. row (L-R) B. Scott, D. Eluzzi, T. Wolf, R.
Svenson Jr., M. Daneman, J. Baccellieri, M. Rance, A. Washington.
2nd. row (L-R) T.White, R. Ross, W. Hrehowsik, S. Lisowski II, N.
Costa, B. Thompson, K. Countryman, R. Winthers, S. Hueston, A.
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06.09.13 Technical Rescue Wraps Up
students from 6 local departments finished up their training Sunday
morning. The 21 hour class included a lecture and hands on training
that met the requirements in NFPA 1006 for Subchapter 5 (Principles)
and Rope Rescuer Level 1. Students who successfully completed the
Principles portion now meet the prerequisites for the Vehicle &
Machinery Rescue course planned for the Fall semester.
Students in the
Principles class perform a low angle evolution during training.
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