- Use of Facility -
The Brick Township Fire Training Academy shall povide opportunities for entities other than the Fire Companies servicing the Township of Brick, to train as a group- via our Training Center Drill Program. This program includes the use of our burn building, fuel spill area, SCBA maze, drafting area, roof ventilation area, vehicle extrication area, confine space area, sprinkler mock-up area, fire extinguisher training area, and classroom facilities. Drill program areas are scheduled based upon availability with the Burn Building limited to March - December (weather permitting). To assure safe and effective use of the facilities, the Brick Township Fire Training Academy has promulgated the following rules and regulations.
All Township Entities shall be given priority. All Township Fire Companies shall provide a drill schedule with proposed use dates and notify and confirm Fire Training Academy usage with the Training Director at least 72 hours in advance to obtain the use of the training center.
All Other Entities:
All other entities shall submit requests to the Training Director for the use of the Training Center. All requests for use shall be kept in order of receipt.
Each application must be accompanied by proof of insurance or in the alternative, the applicant may submit Certification of Insurance for a period not to exceed one (1) year, which shall remain on file.
The following insurance is required:
Statutory Workers' Compensation and Employer's Liability Insurance;
Comprehensive, all risks, General Liability Insurance including Personal Injury and Property Damage Liability of not less than $1,000,000.00 each occurrence / $1,000,000.00 annual aggregate;
Automobile Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability Insurance with a limit of not less than $1,000,000.00 combined single limit.
For all indoor courses that are conducted in a classroom setting only, a casual but neat appearance is required. Please note that a Fire Department uniform may be required. For any other exterior training, appropriate personal protective equipment shall be worn. All PPE is subject to inspection by the Fire Training Academy staff.
All services will be based on the current fee schedule. Payment can be made by check or voucher, made payable to Brick Township Joint Board of Fire Commissioners, 253 Brick Blvd., Brick, NJ 08723. Check or Voucher must be received within Seven (7) days from the date of confirmation notice.
Classroom facilities are available for rental. Please contact the Training Director for Fees and requirements.
Cancellations shall be received 72 hours before the scheduled use date. If the scheduled user does not notify the Fire Training Academy Personnel prior to that time, and said user fails to use the reserved use date, then the user shall be billed for that date. Any requests for waiver from this procedure shall be directed to the Brick Township Joint Board of Fire Commissioners and all decisions shall be final.
Right of Refusal:
The Brick Township Fire Training Academy reserves the right to refuse any application, if, in the opinion of Training Center Personnel the applicant or proposed drill would:
Pose possible harm to personnel, directly or indirectly involved in use;
Cause damage to the Fire Training Academy
Not meet nationally accepted safe practices for fire or emergency service training.
All users of the Brick Township Fire Training Academy shall have a State Certified Qualified Training Officer (QTO) present at all times. The Brick Fire Training Academy shall supply the Qualified Training Officer as per the current fee schedule. Instructors utilized for the live fire exercises must meet certain criteria in order for the live fire training area to be utilized. The Instructor in charge of the exercise must hold a valid Fire Instructor Level II Certification.
The following regulations must be followed for registering at the Brick Township Fire Training Academy:
When scheduling drills to be held at the Brick Township Fire Training Academy, you must submit the training areas and the type of expendables you would like to use.
All drills must be requested to the Training Director.
A drill request may be denied if it conflicts with a Brick Township Fire Training Academy class or a pre-scheduled drill. Drills may also be postponed due to unsafe conditions resulting from weather. Such conditions can include freezing rains, hail, snow, and thunderstorms.
All drills being conducted are at discretion of the Training Director.
Fire Training Equipment:
Each Fire Department, which uses the Brick Township Fire Training Academy, shall provide their own fire apparatus and equipment. Fire Apparatus shall be permitted on blacktop areas ONLY.
Use of Live Victims:
Any training sessions performed at the Brick Township Fire Training Academy shall not use any personnel as victims for any evolution. Only inanimate objects will be used as victims. This shall include; fire training dummies, hose dummies, and mannequins.
The Brick Township Fire Training Academy shall not be responsible to provide any medical services nor will the Brick Township Fire Training Academy be responsible for any medical expenses related to the use of the training facility.
All medical treatment and expenses shall be the responsibility of the users. For all live burn evolutions, all departments shall be responsible to provide an ambulance with certified EMS staff. EMS personnel that are part of the fire training group shall not meet this requirement.
Burn Building and Fuel Spill Burn Pad
The Brick Township Fire Training Academy shall provide expendable materials for use on the fire training grounds. These expendables shall include:
Water (The user will be billed as per the current fee schedule)
Fire Training Academy - Office Hours 08:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday
Telephone (732) 458-4100
Fax (732) 458-4153
Brick Township Fire Training Academy
253 Brick Blvd., 2nd Floor
Brick, NJ 08723
- Live Fire Training -
This policy shall apply to all Live Fire training exercises conducted by / and or conducted at the Brick Township Fire Training Academy, in structures or sites owned or controlled by the Brick Township Joint Board of Fire Commissioners. These standards shall be in accordance with current State laws and nationally recognized standards.
This policy shall apply to the following specific types of training:
Live Fire Training exercises at the Brick Township Fire Training Academy
Live Fire Training exercises utilizing flammable and combustible liquids, pressurized liquefied flammable gases in outside areas.
NOTE: All Live Fire Training exercises in structures conducted by or sponsored by the Brick Township Fire Training Academy shall be conducted within a structure specifically designed to conduct Live Fire Training exercises on a repetitive basis. ie: Burn Room
All Brick Township Fire Companies shall forward a list of certified Instructors to Brick Township Fire Training Academy Personnel to be kept on file at the Training center. All instructors shall meet State certification requirements as outlined below:
Fire Instructor Level I
Fire Instructor Level II
Drill Ground Instructor Certification
Anytime a Brick Township Fire Company uses the Fire Training Academy there must have a Certified Instructor on the premises and the Training Director shall be notified.
The forms below can be used to apply for outside Fire Department use of our facility, or for individual students wishing to attend a scheduled course at Brick Township Fire Training Academy: