Share with interested citizens of Fairfax County the around the clock services provided by uniformed and civilian employees, and to provide a valued and positive image of the department and its employees.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q. How much does the Academy cost?
There is no charge to participants.
Q. When do classes meet?
Classes meet every Thursday for nine weeks. Each class is 3 hours in length.
Q. What will be the class size?
Each session will average 25 participants.
Q. Will I learn how to become a firefighter?
No – this program is designed to explain all aspects of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; not actually teach firefighting skills.
Q. Who will teach the classes?
During the nine weeks with us you will interact with many members of the department. All of the classes are taught by fire department personnel.
Q. Will there be any physically demanding activities during the academy?
No – during the course students will have the opportunity to put on firefighting gear and other similar activities but they are strictly optional.
Q. Will I have fun?
YES!! And you will learn a lot also.
Now Accepting Applications! (Deadline September 1, 2017)
- Click this link for the application: CFRA Application
- Completely fill out the application.
- Print it out and sign it.
- Then, either:
- Scan it into a computer and email it back to Battalion Chief Willie Bailey at fire. CFRA@fairfaxcounty.gov
- Mail it to:
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department - CFRA Application
Public Information & Life Safety, Attn. : BC Willie Bailey
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax , Va. 22030
Questions? Email to CFRA@fairfaxcounty.gov