In the early 1970’s several progressive thinking members of the Fire Department realized the value in having a place for Middletown Firefighters to train. A secluded, limited access piece of property in the Red Bank section of the Township was chosen and in 1974 the Training Academy was born.
The Training Academy began as a modest location with minimal facilities available for training. Many of the early props used were donated, salvaged and built by the membership of the Department. Over the years the Training Academy generated funds and received support from the Township to expand on the property. Over the last 37 years the Training Academy has added several versatile buildings, training props and storage facilities.
As the facility expanded so did the quality of training. Today the Training Academy is the primary training location for dozens of Fire Department and Emergency Services agencies in Monmouth County.