Attention Firefighters: This course could help you save yourself


The Morris County Public Safety Training Academy is holding a Rapid Intervention Crew Safety and Survival Weekend. This is a phenomenal course taught by the best in the business. I had the opportunity to watch portions of the last class and I was truly impressed. This course is a MUST. It could make the difference between life and death! said Director Jeffrey S. Paul, Morris County Office of Emergency Management.

The Rapid Intervention Crew / Safety and Survival Weekend will be held on Friday, April 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This intense, physically challenging weekend course will cover the latest techniques in rapid intervention and firefighter safety and survival skills and techniques developed by our nation’s Fire Service leaders; techniques developed to help us to save ourselves. Stations cover challenging subject areas including ladder bailout, window bailout, nance drill, mask confidence course, managing the mayday, below-grade rescue, upper floor rescue, SCBA proficiencies skills, hot cylinder change, specialized victim removal techniques, Rochester drill, Denver drill and Pittsburg drill.

Friday night will be a classroom session while Saturday and Sunday will be all hands-on stations and practical application of skills.

This course is consistently hailed as one of the best classes that participants have attended.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of firefighter 1 and no less than one year of experience in the fire service. Registration forms must be forwarded to the Academy’s Office.

Required equipment: Fully compliant PPE including SCBA Unit with one spare cylinder.

Recommended equipment: 25′ of 1″ tubular webbing and/or 25′ of personal rope.

Tuition; Morris County residents $150.00, out of county residents $200.00.

Click here to register. Registration is limited. If you have any questions, please call (973) 285-2979.