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Middletown Township Fire Department
Training Academy

Normandy Road (US NAVY)
Between West Front St. & Nut Swamp Rd.
Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-615-2270 Fax: 732-671-3303

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08.30.16 Fire Officer 1 Dates
We're pleased to release the dates of our Fire Officer 1 course. Captain Jack Hueston and company will deliver the material for this State certified course. Students who successfully complete the course will challenge the State examination at the conclusion. Click here to download the announcement. Click here to view more about our semester courses.

08.09.16 Fall Course Announcements/Academy Update
The first half of the year is a thing of the past. We are gearing up for a very busy fall semester. We have a full course offering for you. First things first.

We are very excited to announce our plan to upgrade the drill tower has been approved. The recently approved and funded project calls for the addition of two live burn rooms to the first floor on the north end of the tower. This addition will significantly enhance our ability to deliver live fire training. We will be breaking ground early this fall.

Unfortunately, the addition will create some challenges for us. The most significant being a challenge to our scheduling ability. The construction timeline is not finalized and therefore, we cannot rely on the tower's availability for the demanding use required for a Firefighter 1 course. Unfortunately the construction project will keep us from delivering our staple program this fall. Firefighter 1 will be back and better than ever in the Winter/Spring of 2017.

We ask for your patience while we enhance our facility to accommodate your training needs.

Now, we have heard your requests and will use the time we have available to deliver many of the classes you have been asking for. In addition to Fall semester staples like Pump Ops and CEVO, we will offer, Rapid Intervention Awareness and Operations, another Advanced SCBA & Air Management, ICS-200 & 300, Cascade Operator and Fire Officer 1. See the Courses page for details. Click here to download a copy. Stay safe and keep training.

03.17.16 Advanced SCBA & Air Management
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of our Irish friends. There is still room in the upcoming Advanced SCBA & Air Management Course (16-1102-14). Submit your registration forms ASAP.

02.12.16 Boating Safety Course
We are pleased to announce the date of our Boating Safety course (16-1701-02). Class is scheduled for Sunday February 28th at 0800. Submit your Student Registration Forms asap.

02.12.16 Academy Phone
The academy does not staff personnel on site outside of training hours. If you must speak with someone, please contact the Fire Department Secretary at 732-615-2270 and leave a message. Email is the easiest way to contact coordinators and directors. General information and requests may be sent to

02.12.2016 Firefighter 1 Course Update
The Spring course is now full. Any applications received from this point forward will be placed on a waiting list.

01.13.2016 New Fax Number
Please note our fax number has changed. Please send all faxes ATTENTION Training Academy to 732-671-3303.

01.07.2016 Course Announcements
Happy New Year. We hope the holiday season treated you all well. We're excited to make some early announcements for 2016. See the Courses page for more info.

Firefighter 1
Course #:
Start Date: February 24th @ 1900 hours

Firefighter 1 recruits are expected to report for instruction every Tuesday & Thursday from 1845-2200 and Saturday's from 0745-1600.

Please use the Registration Package found here. Reminder, packages cannot be faxed. Please send all packages via email, USPS or hand deliver to Fire Prevention at Town Hall.

Ice Rescue-Level 1
Dates: February 23rd from 1900-2200 & February 27th from 0800-1600
Prerequisites: Fire Service-Firefighter 1 or Principles of Technical Rescue/EMS-First Responder or Principles of Technical Rescue
Tuition: $75.00 (Non-MTFD/MTEMS)

Students must supply a cold water suit and water rescue helmet

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.

08.18.15 Fall Courses Available
Our annual Pump Operations and CEVO offerings are scheduled. Go to the Courses Page for more information.

06.22.15 Fall Firefighter 1 Registration
Registration is now open. Registration packages must be submitted no later than July 20th.

06.20.15 Spring 2015 Firefighter 1 Course Concludes
The Spring class started on February 18th with orientation and concluded on June 20th with the Putting It All Together exercises and graduation ceremonies. Nineteen students completed the course after nearly two hundred hours of training. Congratulations to all of our graduates. Best of luck in your careers. Stay safe, keep training.

1st Row (L-R) H. Nolan, P. Levey, S. Seymour, K. Potter, R. Dowens, E, Perez, A. D'Altilio &
K. Skelly.
2nd Row (L-R) C. Goetz, L. Pasquale, L. Harrell, F. Zuniga, R. Kraft, R. Terpak, T. Lisowski, N. Joyce, P. Hadinger, J. Ryan & M. Puchacz

06.20.15 Troop 140 Eagle Scout Project
In May of this year, we were approached by the Boy Scouts of Troop 140. They were looking for a worth while project in order to achieve Eagle Scout status. After a meeting and tour of the academy, the Scouts were sure they had found the right place to put their skills to work. Over the course of three weekends, the Scouts and Troop advisers, volunteered their time to improving several areas on the academy grounds.

The Scouts installed a landscape feature at the flag poles, primed and painted the flashover chamber, painted the hydrants & laid a footing base of stone and finally, installed new pull up bars for physical fitness training.

The results of their effort was outstanding. On Saturday, Mayor Murray paid a visit to inspect their work and thank the Scouts on behalf of the Township. We'd like to thank the Troop for all of their hard work and their dedication to service. A special thank you to Jack Blarr, the Eagle Scout who engineered the entire project. We wish Jack and the rest of Troop 140 the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Mayor Stephanie Murray paid a visit to inspect the project and posed with Harrison Blarr.

03.26.15 Advanced SCBA Update
The class (15-1102-13) is almost full. Submit your Student Registration Forms ASAP. Class is scheduled to begin April 6th.

01.05.15 NEW Ice Rescue Level 1 Course
We are 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.

Course Code: 15-1221-16
Dates/Times: February 12th 1900-2200 & February 14th 0800-1600
Tuition: $50.00 (Non-MTFD)
Prerequisites: Fire/Rescue Service-Firefighter 1, EMS Service-First Responder
PPE: Students must supply a cold water suit and water rescue helmet

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
We are 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.

Non Fire/EMS service students must use a Civilian Registration Form.

Course Code: 15-1701-02
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.

Course Code: 15-1801-01
Date: February 8, 2015
Time: 0900 hours
Tuition: $25.00 (Non-MTFD)

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