This is a press release from Bloomfield Township. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.

The Bloomfield Fire Department recently had 24 members trained as fire instructors. This 35 hour course meets the standards in NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. This course will improve the delivery of firefighter training for in-service personnel.

“The Bloomfield Fire Department is consistently training its firefighters to ensure that the department is prepared to handle any emergency that they may encounter,” said Mayor Venezia. “Our community is a safer place thanks to their dedication to continually improving.”

The department is a NJ Division of Fire Safety approved eligible organization. This allows the Bloomfield Fire Department to host approved classes such as Fire Instructor 1. To satisfactorily complete the Fire Instructor course of instruction, the members had to meet several requirements and pass a rigorous final exam. 

“Our department is prioritizing the health and welfare of its department members,” said Chief Lou Venezia. “Bloomfield Fire Department continues to implement training programs for our in-service personnel to ensure that our firefighters become more effective and efficient while increasing their safety.”