Fire and Rescue Department Offers Citizens Academy
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue nine-week program will show citizens what firefighters and paramedics do every day.
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is offering its nine-week Fire and Rescue Citizens Academy starting March 28, according to a recent news release. This is the first time the department will offer the program, and it is free of charge.
During the nine weeks, participants will learn about what firefighters and paramedics do throughout their work days. The class will meet for nine consecutive weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in and around the Fire and Rescue Department. Each class will provide an in-depth overview of different aspects of the organization, the departments and its uniformed and civilian workforce.
Program topics will include fire suppression, emergency medical services, training, recruitment, special operations and other topics pertaining to the day-to-day work at the department.
Fire and rescue is currently accepting applications for the program until Feb. 18 or until the class of 25 is filled. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. For more information or to register for this free program, click here.