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
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.
for Registration Forms
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.
Training Request Forms
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
Training Facility Request Form (PDF)
Training Facility Use Agreement Form (PDF)
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.
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
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.
Any malfunction of, or damage to Academy equipment must be reported to the
on-site Training Center representative before leaving the Ocean County Training
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.
Directions to Facility
Google Map of the Training Center
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.