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Fire Academy - Camden County College

The Fire Academy at
Camden County College

In-service Training Alert!
The Camden County College Fire Academy made a decision to postpone the below listed in-service training classes for March. The Academy will send out announcements when we confirm new dates to re-schedule these classes. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fire Academy at 856-374-4950 0r 856-374-4863.

  • Basic Metering/Monitoring Class – March 19, 2020
  • Investigating Residential Alarms Systems Class – March 24, 2020
  • Rope Rescue Operations – 03/21/20 to 04/05/20
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems – 03/31/20
  • Residential Utilities & Emergencies – 04/02/20
  • Propane Emergencies – 04/09/20
  • Nance Drill – 04/14/20
  • Rope Rescue WEEKDAY – 04/20/2020 to 04/24/2020
  • Street Smart Decon – 04/20/2020
  • Large Area Search – 05/22/2020 to 05/23/2020

Thank you for choosing the Camden County College Fire Academy for your In-service Training needs!

The Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center located in Blackwood, New Jersey is a State of the Art, environmentally safe training facility with an on-site Burn Building, Smoke House, SCBA Training Maze, Confined Space Simulators, and various live fire training props.

The facility is designed to service the fire, police, business, industry and the community with all their emergency preparedness training needs.

In October of 2011, the NJ Southern Regional Training Academy at Camden County College was awarded the nationally recognized Pro Board Accreditation. The purpose of the Pro Board is to establish an internationally recognized means of standardized professional testing and achievement in the fire service and related fields. The accreditation for organizations nationally certifies uniform members of public fire departments, both career and volunteer.

State Certified Instructors train from the most extensive curriculum of courses available, designed to enhance the technical and practical knowledge, skills, and competencies for commercial and industrial personnel.

Our Mission

The Primary Mission of the Training Center is to assess, develop, provide, coordinate and evaluate competency-based emergency preparedness education and training utilizing an all-hazards approach.

Academy Staff

Orlando Cuevas, Director, Regional Emergency Training Center

Paul Sandrock, Deputy Director of Fire Academy
856-227-7200 x-4022

Margaret Palcko, Administrator of Fire Academy

Sue Hanstein, Administrative Assistant


The Fire Academy is located at the Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center.

Directions to RETC