What does it take to be a firefighter in NJ
The required Firefighter 1 course takes over 160 hours of instruction and "hands on" training. This course teaches the basics of firefighting. It's a physically and mentally demanding course.
After completing Firefighter 1, you will begin working with our Department. The Academy teaches you the basics and theory, but you will learn "on the job" how our Company works.
This is as challenging as it is rewarding.
See the Monmouth County Fire Academy's website for more details
Safety is our FIRST priority
Before we ever step onto our Fire Engine, we focus on safety. Firefighting is inherently dangerous work, so we take every precaution to ensure that we, and the public we serve all come out of the emergency alive.