It is the goal of the Training Division to provide comprehensive and realistic training to the Department’s members so they can continue to provide the residents of the Borough of Runnemede and neighboring communities with high quality fire/rescue services.

In House Training
The Training Division will conduct annual training for Department Members to maintain OSHA Mandated Training and also training to maintain state certifications in both fire and emergency medical services. These requirements along with monthly training classes will make up our Four-Tier Training Curriculum. The Training Division of the Runnemede Fire Department is an approved eligible training organization by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.

Recruit Training:
Will be conducted by a member of the Training Division to new members and member’s who have not completed State Requirements for Firefighter One. It will cover department operations and apparatus/equipment familiarity. This training will be conducted monthly and posted.

Weekly Training:
Weekly training takes place once a week on Monday. It is open to all members. This training will be based on basic firefighter skills that have been learned and senior officers deem necessary to review to increase operational effectiveness and readiness. This training is also based on an annual curriculum. This curriculum will cover annual certifications and department minimum requirements for the department operational functions.

Outside Training:
The Training Division will post training opportunities from agencies that conduct Fire and Emergency Services Training and encourage all members to take advantage of this training. All training is posted on the Training Division Information Board for all members to review.