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John P. Kelly
Ocean County Freeholder

Harold R. Morris
Director

Daniel P. Mulligan
Chief Fire Marshal

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

Physical Address
200 Volunteer Way
Waretown, NJ 08758

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday,
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Evening & Weekends by Schedule

General Information

arrow icon  Registration Process

Registration for Training Center classes is open to Ocean County firefighters and Emergency Responders. Registration for any course listed may be done via regular mail or fax. Electronic Registrations are coming soon. The Chief Officer, Squad Captain or Emergency Management Coordinator must sign all registration forms.

Upon a course being filled all students selected will be notified by telephone that they have been accepted into the class. Each individual is responsible to cancel or confirm for him or herself. Failure to do so could result in their being removed from the class. No walk-in's will be allowed to attend any class.

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arrow icon  Dress Code

For all indoor courses that are conducted in the classroom setting only, a casual but neat appearance is required. For any training session that is outside of the classroom setting, the lead instructor shall address jewelry and appropriate clothing. Students shall refrain from wearing tank tops, shorts and open‐toed shoes such as sandals and flip‐flops. All requirements for SCBA use will be followed to insure student safety.

No PPE shall be worn inside the administration building.

arrow icon  Training Request Forms & Hours

In order to keep an accurate record of training requests and to help prevent scheduling conflicts, the Ocean County Training Center requires any organization who wishes to use the facility to properly fill out and submit a facility request for training prior to the training taking place. Request forms must be signed and may be faxed or mailed to the Training Center.

There is a minimum of two-weeks notice for facility requests.

Assumption that a training request will be approved should not be made until either a confirmation letter is received or a verbal approval is given to the requesting agency.

Training Facility Request Form  PDF Icon  (PDF)

Training Facility Use Agreement Form  PDF Icon  (PDF)

arrow icon  Authority of Training Center to Cancel Or Suspend Training Sessions

Due to severe weather conditions, hazardous procedures or abuse of the facility and its property, the staff of the Ocean County Training Center shall have the authority to cancel, postpone or suspend any training session if deemed necessary. Any student, representing any organization, which uses inappropriate language, causes unrest or is disruptive or violent in nature, shall be immediately dismissed from the training session. Should this occur, a letter to the head of the organization that AUTHORITY OF TRAINING CENTER student represents will be sent detailing the nature of the incident. That student shall also be prohibited from attending training sessions at the Academy until corrective actions occur.

arrow icon  Academy Cancellations

If for any reason the Training Center has to cancel or postpone a course, an announcement of the cancellation will be made via:

1. Telephone, if possible

2. Ocean County Communications via - Fire Dispatch Channel and EMS 1

3. Radio station: K 98.5 FM WJRZ 100.1 FM WOBM 92.7 FM & 1160 AM

arrow icon  Notification of Injury

Any student sustaining an injury during a training session shall immediately report the incident to the lead instructor or officer in charge. A Training Center accident report must be completed and given to the on-site Training Center representative before leaving the Ocean County Training Center grounds.

arrow icon  Damage/Malfunction of Academy Equipment

Any malfunction of, or damage to Academy equipment must be reported to the on-site Training Center representative before leaving the Ocean County Training Center grounds.

arrow icon  Food & Drinks

Food and Drinks are prohibited from all classroom sessions unless medically required. The Training Center is equipped with a lunchroom area (tables and chairs) inside the building. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen. The Training Center recycles, so please used the containers made available for plastic, aluminum and trash.

The lunchroom may be used for any food or drinks brought on site for classroom or outdoor training sessions. It is the responsibility of the using organization to ensure all debris is properly disposed of after use. Water jugs and an ice machine are available at the Control Tower for training sessions.

Under no circumstances shall any Alcoholic Beverages be permitted on the Training Center grounds.

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FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY:
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 69. Turn right onto Route 532 East (Wells Mills Road). Take Wells Mills Road approximately 2.5 miles to Route 9. Turn left onto Route 9 North. Travel Route 9 North for approximately .6 miles to Volunteer Way. Turn left onto Volunteer Way and follow to the end; facility is on your right.

FROM THE WEST:
Take Route 70 East to Route 72 East. Follow Route 72 East for approximately 16 miles to Route 532 (Wells Mills Road). Turn left onto Route 532 for approximately 8 miles to Route 9 North. Travel Route 9 North for approximately .6 miles to Volunteer Way. Turn left onto Volunteer Way proceed to the end of the road, facility is on your right.