Fire & First Aid Center Banner
Fire & First Aid Training
arrow icon    Training Center Home Page

John P. Kelly
Ocean County Freeholder

Harold R. Morris

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

Phone Icon  Phone:609-242-8450
Phone Icon  Toll Free:800-723-2088
Fax Icon  Fax:609-242-8423
Email Icon  Email Us

map icon   Directions to the Center

arrow icon General Information
arrow iconForms
arrow iconFire Academy
arrow iconEMS Training Courses
arrow iconAbout the Staff
arrow iconTraining Center Facilities
arrow iconFire Training Advisory Board
arrow iconEMS Photo Gallery
arrow icon10th Anniversary
arrow iconEMS Web Links
arrow iconFire Service Web Links

Office Hours

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


Raymond L. Van Marter - Fire Training Coordinator
Raymond Van Marter Van Marter is a Certified Level 1 and 2 Fire Service Instructor, Live Burn Instructor and SCBA Instructor with the State of New Jersey, Division of Fire Safety. He is also certified by the state Division of Fire Safety as a Fire Inspector and Fire Official as well as has certifications for Firefighter Level 1 and 2, Fire Officer Level 1 and 2, and Incident Management Level 1, 2 and 3. Van Marter is also certified by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety to instruct the Incident Management System I-100, I-200, I-300, and I-400 curricula. Further, he is a certified State of New Jersey, Hazardous Materials Technician and is certified to instruct several National Fire Academy field courses. In addition, Van Marter has served as a Line Officer for the fire companies he has served for 14 of his 26 years in the Fire Service.

Deputy Fire Marshal Van Marter's position at the Academy entails both administrative and hands-on. He is responsible for developing the fire-training schedule each year and ensuring that course needs are met. He also sees to it that the all-volunteer instruction staff is provided with the most up to date course materials and training aids that are needed to complete their goal. Van Marter is also responsible for coordinating hands-on drills with Ocean County's sixty-two (62) fire companies. He acts as a liaison between the Ocean County Training Center and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety. In addition, Van Marter coordinates all training courses offered by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, the New Jersey State Police, and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.

Van Marter's goals in this position are quite simple: To make fire training accessible to all Ocean County firefighters, by providing the most up-to-date, informative and technically correct programs to all of our emergency responders.

The Deputy Fire Marshal strives to continue the fire academy's long standing tradition of providing quality training at no cost to our hometown heroes - Ocean County's Volunteer Firefighters.

The position of Fire Training Coordinator has been under the direction of the Ocean County Fire Marshal's Office since it was created in 1989.

In 2000, the Ocean County Training Center and Ocean County College entered into a joint agreement that allows college credits to be awarded towards a fire science degree for completion of our Firefighter Level 1 Program.

arrow icon   Back to About Staff Page