FXFRD Offers Fall Citizens Fire & Rescue Academy

Want to learn more about the Fairfax County Fire and 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 until September 9, 2016, or until the class of 25 is filled. The Academy will begin September 22, 2016, and will meet for nine consecutive Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at various locations in and outside the 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 other interesting topics.

 To sign up for the free program, you must be 18 years of age and apply online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cfa.