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Atlantic County Fire Academy

 

 


5033 English Creek Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ  08234-5743

 
 
 
 

"...TRAINING AS IF OUR LIVES DEPENDED ON IT..."

 

Atlantic County Fire Academy

Anthony "Tony" Canale Training Center

The Atlantic County Firefighters' Association of the State of New Jersey, Inc. operates the Atlantic County Fire Academy at the Atlantic County owned Anthony "Tony" Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

 

Atlantic County Director of Fire Training

Michael Corbo

(609) 407 - 6743
Email - Mike Corbo

 

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Official Atlantic County Government Links for Facility Description and Usage

Located within the Anthony "Tony" Canale Training Center are The Office of Emergency Preparedness which is responsible for overseeing emergency management planning for the county, the Fire Training Center, Office of Fire SafetyOffice of Highway Safety and the Police Training Center.

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Staff Fire Instructors

 

Dan Adams
Sherman Hartman
Dennis Sharpe
David Buzby
Justin Henry
Joseph Ward
Michael Cahill
William Higbee
Gene Wellington, Jr.
Levon “Lefty” Clayton
Casey Hunt
William Wilkinson
Michael Corbo
Chris Kislow
Charles “Rob” Winkler III
Lauren Crooks
Sean Macri
Gilbert Zonge, Jr.
Leon Delcher
William Merola
Brian Edwards
Eric Moran
Scott Evans
Louis Raciti
Eric Grace
Kolby Rundio
Marylynn Graham
Joseph Rush
William Hancock
Jay Sarno

 

Firefighter I Graduation Ceremony

When - 7:00 PM, Monday,TBD

at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center

 

Spring 2021 Course Announcement Coming Soon

Spring 2021 Training Course Announcement

Next Firefighter I (FFI) Class Starts
Tues. June 8, 2021
8:30 A.M.

 

Next Firefighter II (FFII) Class Starts
Wed. June 9, 2021
8:30 A.M.

 

click for pdf copy of training course announcement

 

Firefighter I - Application

Fire Academy Course Application

BEARDS & SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS

In accordance with N.F.P.A. 1500: 5-3.10, “Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program”, and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134, the Atlantic County Fire Training Center policy prohibits training individuals with facial hair that interferes with the mask seal on positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus in those courses where SCBA must be worn. Those students with beards or such facial hair that does interfere with the face-to-mask seal may not participate in some blocks of instruction and, therefore, cannot be given credit toward completion of those courses.

COVID-19 TRAINING POLICY

We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Fire Academy is no exception.  Due to the Governor’s directive, we all have been required to change the way we deliver our training programs.  Effective immediately, the following guidelines will be in effect while training at the Atlantic County Fire Academy until further notice.

  1. Prior to coming to the fire academy, I am asking all students, instructors, and company members to take their temperature.  If your temperature is 100.4o F or above, STAY HOME
  2. Also, if any of you have any of the following symptoms, Fever - Cough - Shortness of Breath - Sore Throat - Malaise – Diarrhea - Chills - Shivering - Muscle Pain - Loss of Taste - Loss of Smell, STAY HOME.
  3. Upon arrival at the fire academy, you are to wear a face covering/mask when exiting your car or apparatus.
  4. All instructors, students, and company members will have your temperature taken and symptom check done prior to the start of any indoor or outdoor training.  Anyone having a temperature of 100.4o F, will be asked to leave.

Indoor classroom training evolutions:

  1. All students are to sit 2 to a table with each student at an end seat and the tables 6’ apart.
  2. While in the Academy, all students will wear a facial covering and do their best to social distance at least 6’.
  3. We will be providing an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol inside the training center which should be used by all students and instructors during breaks.
  4. All indoor classes that continue outside for practical evolutions will follow the guidelines for outdoor practical training evolutions.

Outdoor practical training evolutions:

  1. All students participating in an academy class will assemble in the Engine Room and all must maintain a distance of 6’ away from each other as you line up.
  2. All company members arriving for company training, will remain in their apparatus until directed where to go.
  3. We will be working in groups of 6 - 8 students with 1 to 2 instructors depending on the training being conducted.
  4. All students, instructors, and companies are to bring personal bottles of water or Gatorade, as we will not be providing our ice water in coolers to eliminate possible contamination.
  5. We will be providing both hand wipes and alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol which should be utilized after touching surfaces and training equipment, as well as before and after utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE).
  6. All students and instructors are to wear their gloves and eye protection when handling equipment.
  7. All instructors are to closely monitor the students and company members throughout each training session frequently communicating and reinforcing safety measures to ensure that the safety protocols are being practiced.  All instructors are to lead by example.

Any student or staff member who is not comfortable with proximity to others should reconsider their participation in any future firefighting training.  Similarly, any staff member or student that believes these policies and procedures are not being adhered to shall report this immediately to academy personnel. 

Any staff or student exposed, or who believes that they have been exposed to COVID-19, is to report this as soon as possible to the senior instructor(s), and, in the interim, all contact with students and staff shall be minimized.

Devotion to each of these academy guidelines is mandatory and no deviations will be tolerated.

I realize that these are difficult times, and that the above guidelines can be difficult, but we need to each make a commitment for the safeguard of our fellow students, firefighters, and the instructors.
Michael Corbo, Director of Fire Training

 

 

   
             

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