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Memoriam – September 11, 2001

The Fire Safety Training Program Staff remember and pray for those who selflessly gave their lives on this day in 2001. We hold all, whose lives were cut short, as well as, their families in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you.
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What to do if you’re missing either Part A or B of Drill Ground Instructor

Dear Student, If, in the recent past you have taken only Part A or Part B of Drill Ground Instructor and need the missing half for your renewal, we will accommodate you. Please follow these instructions: Email us at the following addresses: firesafety@kean.edu, jsteele@kean.edu and kloalbo@kean.edu  with your name and DFS ID number. Note the part you are missing, either part A or B. Indicate the date and location you’d like to attend. Part A classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at the break for lunch. Part B will begin approximately 12:30 p.m. and conclude at the end of the class. Here are the date/location options: October 21 Ocean County Fire Academy November 8 Morris County Fire Academy November 18 Hunterdon County Fire Academy December 6 Atlantic County Fire Academy You must notify us at least 48 hours in advance of the date of the class in order for us to add you to the roster. This arrangement is available to students who currently have only one of the parts of Drill Ground Instructor that was previously offered in Zoom format. All other students must attend the full day lecture to receive credit. Thank you, The Fire Safety Training Program.
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What to do if I’m being directed to my profile page while enrolling

If, while enrolling, you are directed to your profile page, you most likely have missing data. Take a look at the fields on the page, such as date of birth, phone number, etc. If any are blank, please enter the information requested and click the Update Profile button. You should then return to the home page and attempt to enroll. After completing an enrollment, you can verify enrollment by checking if the class appears in My Courses by clicking the down arrow to the right of the words, My Courses. If your class(es) appear there, then you are enrolled.
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Fall 2023 CEU Course Registration

Registration for the Fall 2023 Courses begins on September 6, 2023. Please note, we strongly advise that you consult the brochure while planning your schedule. In the event of any conflict of information with the online registration pages, the brochure content will be followed. The brochure includes registration instructions, information about credit amount, dress code, class start time and length, and the CEU Matrix for credit type information. If you do not already have an account at www.keanfiresafety.com, we encourage you create one now as it may take 24 to 48 hours for the account to become active. If you need to reset your password, please use the link provided on the login page. If you don’t receive an email with instructions on how to reset, please check your spam/junk folders. If you still don’t see a reply, consider if the email you’re checking is the one you used to create the account, as email responses will go to the account specified in your profile. All classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. There are only 8 Zoom classes and they are half day classes. There is one other class that is half day, Introduction to Fire Sprinkler Systems and NFPA 13E. All other classes are full day at the academy/location specified.
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FAQ’s Regarding CEU Credit/myNJ Account Questions

Q: Where can I find my CEU credit(s)? A: CEU credit is found on your myNJ account at www.nj.gov. Once logged in, click the link for the Firefighter’s Certification System. This will bring you to your personal information page and you will click the button CEU Completed to view your credits. Q: What do I do if I don’t see a class I attended listed on my myNJ account? A: Email us at firesafety@kean.edu, cc: kloalbo@kean.edu and ldumont@kean.edu with your first and last name, DFS ID number, Name of missing class and date of the class. Q: What if I only have a myNJ account for Pension or MBoss? A: Email us at firesafety@kean.edu for an authorization code and include your first and last name and DFS ID number. Please note, you will need to sign up for a separate account at www.nj.gov on the login screen in order to enter your authorization code. Do NOT enter your authorization code on an account for Pension or MBoss. Q: I took an exam but the academy didn’t notify me of my results. How do I find out if I passed? A: Log in to your myNJ account at www.NJ.gov. Click on the Firefighter’s Certification System. This will bring you to your personal information page and you will click the button CEU Completed to view whether you passed of failed.    
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Our condolences to the families and friends of Augusto “Augie Acabou and Wayne “Bear” Brooks

Our condolences to the families and friends of Augusto “Augie Acabou and Wayne “Bear” Brooks. We hold you in our hearts and will keep your families in our thoughts and prayers
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June 6 Class Cancelled

Please note, the Tuesday, June 6, Fire Incident Report Writing class scheduled at Union County Fire Academy, has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
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Proposals for courses as part of the Fall Semester CEU program

Previously Taught Classes Form New Course Proposal Form We are accepting proposals for courses as part of the Fall Semester CEU program. If you’re interested, please read the following information/instructions and submit your proposal(s) using the attached forms. Proposals are due by Friday, June 2, 2023. By submitting a proposal, you are stating that you are willing to follow the rules and procedures mandated by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and that the material you are proposing to teach is adequate to provide 5 full hours of instruction, or for half day classes, a full 2.5 hours of instruction regardless of the number of students in attendance or the level of class participation. Please note, in order to be sure that you have enough course material, you may need to prepare for 3 (half day) or 6 (full day) or more hours of teaching. Handouts are required for all scheduled classes. For in-academy classes, handouts must be printed. As a courtesy, we print your handouts and ship them to you. Unless you’re travelling by air, you are responsible for accepting delivery and distributing them to your students. For printing purposes, all handouts must be submitted to Kean University by July 10, for all scheduled classes. We will provide you information on how to forward your handouts to us at a later date. Handouts not submitted will be the responsibility of the instructor to print and distribute. You must be willing to travel throughout the state of New Jersey to teach at any of our facilities. Please note, “Training which is controlled by NJAC 5:71 or 5:73 shall be reviewed and approved by the Office of Training and Certification within the Division of Fire Safety.  All approval shall be confirmed by written response from the Office of Training and Certification.” All classroom/facility requests made by Kean University are made only for the sole use of classrooms and audio/visual equipment in that facility. If you intend to include any “hands on” training that involves group/student participation and/or a live burn demonstration of any type, you, the instructor, are responsible for contacting the Office of Training and Certification, to obtain the requisite permission and/or permits. No exceptions will be made to this requirement. Approval for Kean University to schedule your course does NOT include the permission/permits as required in NJAC 5:71 or 5:73. The proposal forms for new courses requires the following information. Forms for previously taught courses do not require as much information. Please use the proper form to submit either new or previously taught course proposals . Proposals are due by Friday, June 2, 2023. Contact information including name, mailing address, business information if applicable, title (for publication purposes), phone number and email address is included. The exact course title(s).  An all-inclusive fee for five hours of instruction, not including breaks. For half day courses we will divide your fee in half. For the proposal, we ask for an all-inclusive fee, but if you’re travelling from out of state, we also ask that you break down that fee so we can compare your instructor fee against instructors who are not travelling from out of state. We don’t compensate for hotels, mileage, etc. so please make sure your all-inclusive fee takes that into consideration. Please base your fee on the use of refundable travel reservations as we will not be responsible for change fees, deposits lost or any other travel fees that you may incur. We reserve the right to cancel for any reason within 24 hours of your scheduled class. In an effort to simplify fees, please provide a full day, in-person fee and a full day Zoom fee.  The fee you propose is for the entire upcoming fiscal year, 2024, for all titles you propose. For scheduled half day classes, we’ll just divide your fee in half. Please keep in mind, when you propose your fees, this is a grant. We may or may not ask you to negotiate your fee, if it is too high. Also, please keep in mind that for high fees we may require a higher student registration in order to run the class. Three dates for each title. Please don’t assign dates to specific titles. If you wish, you may submit dates that are Zoom only versus in academy. The dates for the Fall semester are September 18 – December 9. Due to holidays, please DO NOT include the following dates: October 6,7,9 November 7,10,11, 23, or 24. Please hold these dates until August 15.   For new courses only, please include a short, 3 – 5 sentence, course description in Word format for marketing and publication purposes. If you intend to split a five-hour class for Zoom purposes, please include proper descriptions for both parts as well as in-person classes. For example, if part one is required in order to take part two, you must state that in the description. Word format is required. The course objectives are clearly defined. (For new courses only) The target audience and sub-codes to be addressed are indicated. (For new courses only) A detailed course abstract is included. (For new courses only) A description of audio-visual materials is included. You do not need to include your entire presentation. (For new courses only) A resume and/or statement of qualifications is included. References and/or statement of experience is included. There is a one-page limit for each. Do not submit more than once. (For new courses only if you have not taught for DFS in the past three years.) Please limit the entire package to ten pages or less. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Email is the best way to reach me, but you can also call my office at 908-737-3064 or my cell, 908-902-2900. I look forward to hearing from you! Stay safe, Jolene Steele Kean University The Fire Safety Training Program
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No Show Notice?

Please note, if you’ve recently received a “No Show” notice, there are three possible reasons: You didn’t withdraw in time. In order for our office to create a roster for use in a class, online withdraws need to be made at least 24 hours before the class. For example, you’re registered for a class on Wednesday, that begins at 8:30. You would need to withdraw online BEFORE 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. If you have an emergency after that point, please email us at firesafety@kean.edu to request a withdraw. Your camera wasn’t turned on and/or the facilitator was unable to observe you in class for the majority of time the class was in session. You didn’t attend.
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