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The City of Fairfax Fire Department is currently registering local citizens for its next Citizen's Fire Academy (FCCFA). The program is open to persons 18 or older who either live or work in the City of Fairfax. The 12-week program includes approximately 28 hours of instruction. Sessions are one evening per week for approximately 2.5 hours, and are held at the Public Safety Training Center located at 9650 Colonial Avenue. Class size will be limited to 16 students. The program is designed for people who have a genuine desire to learn about the daily life of firefighters, who want to increase fire and life safety awareness, and who wish to increase their awareness of the services provided by the City of Fairfax Fire Department. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion from the City of Fairfax Fire Department. To register, you may complete the online registration or you may contact Captain Shawn Dunstan at 703-385-7813.
Sign your child up now for Best Youth Hoops summer basketball camp next week, Aug. 12-16, at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax. Camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are welcome and campers will be grouped according to age and skill. For more information including how to register, see their announcement on Patch here.
Summer often spells garage and yard sale season! For example, there’s this huge yard sale happening near George Mason at the corner of Jomar Drive and Pickett Road this Saturday. Are you having a yard sale or fundraising event that you want everyone to know about? Upload it to our Announcements or Events sectionss and share the news with fellow Patch readers. For questions, e-mail email@example.com.
Job creation and retention is an issue on many local voters’ minds as we head into November’s gubernatorial election. Tuesday, Republican candidate and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe shared details of their jobs plans at a forum at a college in Norfolk, while still taking time to trade jabs at each other’s campaigns. Read all about it here.
And in other local election news, Virginia Senator Mark Herring (D-Loudoun) unveiled his ethics reform proposal Wednesday. In light of recent scandals such as the one involving Gov. Bob McDonnell, Herring - the Democratic candidate for attorney general - said his ethics reform would include a commission to review and improve Virginia ethics laws. Real all about it in our full story here.
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