Cape May County Department of Public Safety Training Center
Located in the Crest Haven Complex, the center serves as a training facility for fire, police, rescue personnel and 911 dispatchers from the state of New Jersey.
In addition to classroom facilities, the center has two outdoor and one indoor firing range, a fire tower, a smoke house, burn building and pit for firefighting training.
In 2008 the 6,250 square foot block Fire Training Building/Garage was completed and dedicated to serve the firefighters of Cape May County. This structure consists of 3 equipment bays along with an equipment / teaching bay with bleacher seating, classroom and break room with a kitchen and restrooms. This building takes fire training to the next level. It provides live fire training as well as advanced pump operations which allows training to take place in all weather conditions.
National Pro Board Certification
The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety was formally approved by the ProBoard effective October 16, 2013. This National Accreditation is an honor for the state along with the Cape May County Fire Academy as we have become a member of the South Jersey Regional Training Academies (SJRTA). The Cape May County Fire Academy together with Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland County Fire Academies, have all become approved facilities.
We are now able to issue their certification to new Firefighters completing a Firefighter 1 training program at any of the above mentioned Academies.
The following programs are ProBoard Certified:
Fire Instructor 1
Fire Instructor 2
Fire Officer 1
Fire Officer 2
Fire Academy Mission Statement
To serve Cape May County Safety Units in the highest level of excellence in training, investigation and service to our communities.