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Fire and Rescue
Life as a Recruit

Our recruit school is located in Nokesville, Virginia.  Recruits will attend school Monday thru Friday, working 48 hours per week.  Beginning on day one, recruits will receive full pay and benefits while receiving fire and EMS training. 

To view our three-part video which follows two new recruits during their Fire and Rescue Training Academy experience, click below:

Recruit School Basics

  • Highly accelerated academic and practical training in Firefighting and EMS
  • Daily rigorous physical training
  • 26 weeks
  • EMS, Firefighting, Physical Training, and Phobia Testing

How to be Successful in Recruit School 

  • Motivation and discipline
  • Family/friend support
  • Dedication to studying and physical training in, and outside, of the classroom
  • Teamwork
  • Goal-oriented

Graduation Day

You, your family, friends and team members will never be more proud of your accomplishment.  This is the culmination of your will to succeed.  After graduation you will be assigned to your first fire station to continue on-the-job training.

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