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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue to Offer Citizens Academy

Program is free and available to those 18 and older.

Fairfax County residents will be able to learn more about what the first responders at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department do in the organization's first academy offered to the public. 

The Citizens Fire and Rescue Academy is a free, nine-week program where participants will learn about what firefighters and paramedics do on a daily basis.

Topics include fire supression, emergency medical services, training, recruitment, special operations and more.

The class is limited to 25 participants. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 18 or until the class is filled.

The academy begins March 28 and will meet for nine weeks from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays at a number of locations in and outside of the fire department. 

Sessions will each have a different focus and provide an in-depth overview of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and both its uniformed and civilian workers. 

Participants must be at least 18 years old and applications can be found online by clicking here

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