HOURS OF OPERATION
The Training Academy is
available for use Monday thru Sunday during weekday, weeknight
and weekend hours. Please contact the Training Academy for more
Monday thru Friday Daytime
Hours (Upon request)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday thru Friday Evening
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM -
Middletown Township Fire Department
John Gill Annex
1 Kings Hwy
Middletown, NJ 07748
(Subject to change
based on course requirements)
Full Day Classes 0800 – 1600 Hours
Evening Classes 1900 – 2200 Hours
All students and visitors must
park in the Student Parking Lot, located near the main
entrance. No exceptions.
Firefighting classes are structured
sequentially. For this reason, prerequisites have been established
for many classes so that each student will have the necessary
background to gain the most from each lesson. Since many classes
build upon the knowledge gained in the prerequisite classes, an
unprepared student will not only fail to understand some of the
material, they will also slow the progress of the entire class.
Please note that prerequisites are identified in the class
description section for each Academy class. All students must meet
all of the prerequisite training prior to the class start date.
If a person has taken a class from an institution other than the
Training Academy, which is a prerequisite for an academy class, he
or she must supply a copy of the completion documentation at the
time of application in order to receive equivalency credit for that
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Training Academy Student Registration forms
must be submitted two weeks prior to the start of all classes.
Please see that all information on the application form is complete,
legible, and signed appropriately. Incomplete registration forms may
Students will receive an invoice for tuition
fees prior to the completion of a course. Tuition costs for each
Course can be found in the Course description section. Course
completion certificates will not be issued until all tuition fees
The Course Coordinator will make confirmations
within one week of the class start date. Applicants not receiving
confirmations should contact the Training Academy.
Cancellations for any reason may occur up to
24 hours prior to the start of class. Organizations not meeting the
cancellation criteria will be held responsible for 25% of the course
tuition. Students belonging to organizations that are 30 days in
arrears will not be able to register for any courses.
Substitutions may occur up to the start of the class. Substitute
students must meet all prerequisites for the class.
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TRAINING ACADEMY CLOSINGS
If, for any reason, the Training Academy needs to suspend operations
due to weather or unforeseen events, a message shall be broadcast
over the Department dispatch frequency. Students enrolled in
Training Academy Course shall be notified by the Course Coordinator.
Certificates will be awarded for successful completion of all
classes sponsored by the Training Academy.
One hundred percent (100%) attendance is mandatory for all Training
Academy courses. Students are responsible for notifying the Course
Coordinator of an absence prior to the start of class. Instructors
will maintain attendance for all enrolled students. Students are
required to attend all lessons before they are evaluated or issued a
certificate of completion.
Make ups will be given at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.
It is the responsibility of the student to complete all make
classes. Any student who has missed lessons of a Training Academy
class has one (1) year from the date the lesson was missed to make
up the lesson in order to receive a certificate of completion for
Habitual tardiness without a valid excuse may result in dismissal
from the class. Any student missing 20% or more of the lessons in
any class will be dropped from the class and required to re-apply
for the entire class at a later date.
Vending Machines are available on site. Lunch periods will be
approximately from 1200 hours to 1300 hours for daytime and weekend
classes. Students will be responsible for their own lunch.
Upon arrival, visitors must report to the Course Coordinator, Lead
Instructor or other Training Academy Representative immediately.
Casual visitors are prohibited from entering the drill ground area
or classrooms while training evolutions are in session.
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Firefighting is physically demanding by nature. The tasks required
on the drill ground can be challenging and demanding on the human
body. The Training Academy recommends all students participating in
drill ground training maintain a high level of physical fitness.
No student shall be admitted to class with any physical or other
condition that would prevent him or her from actively participating
in class activities. No student shall be given credit for any unit
of instruction in which he or she did not actively participate.
Students who do not actively participate in any portion of the class
will not be given a Certificate of Completion, and will not be
eligible to return for other classes for which the uncompleted class
is a prerequisite. All rules shall conform to the requirements of
the American Disabilities Act.