Want to learn more about
the FairfaxCountyFireand Rescue Department? Want to
participate in an interesting, fun-filled, nine-week program that will show you
what firefighters and paramedics do every day? You can now apply to the Citizens Fire & Rescue Academy. Applications
will be accepted through Aug. 23, or until the class of
25 is filled. The Academy will begin Sept. 19 and will meet for nine consecutive weeks, from 6 -9 p.m. at various locations in and outside
the Fire and
Rescue Department. Each session will cover different aspects of the
organization, providing an in-depth overview of the department and its uniformed
and civilian workforce. Program topics include fire suppression,
emergency medical services, training, recruitment, special operations and more.
To sign up for this free program, you must be 18 years of age and apply online
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