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​A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger

Provided by Prince William County There are 72 parks in Prince William County that include approximately 4,000 acres and roughly 100 miles of trails; and it falls to 10 park rangers and eight ranger aides to keep the people who use the county’s parks safe. Senior Park Ranger Matt Sale said the job can entail everything from parking assistance, to …

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VRE Hosts Training for TSA K-9 Teams at Broad Run Yard

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) hosted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a canine training event at the VRE Broad Run train yard in Prince William County as part of a continuous effort in interagency surface training. This training opportunity is one of many law enforcement related training events hosted by VRE with local, state and federal partner agencies in the …

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Manassas Fire & Rescue Captain Completes International Professional Designation

Captain Matthew Fox from the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has completed the process to become a Fire Officer (FO) and was awarded the designation recently by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Only 448 others have achieved this designation worldwide. The designation program is voluntary and recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven measured components including experience, education, …

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First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause. A …

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Ex-POW to Receive Hanoi Hilton Brick

Hanoi Hilton brick presented by Freedom Museum

Provided by The Freedom Museum The Freedom Museum, as part of POW/MIA Month, will host a group of former U.S. Air Force (USAF) Vietnamese linguists who will present Rear Admiral (RAdm) Robert H. Shumaker, USN (Ret) a construction brick from the infamous Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) prison.  The brick is a symbol of the service and sacrifice of millions of …

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Fourth of July Safety

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Provided by Prince William County Police The Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office offers these safety tips in an effort to assist residents in preparation for the Fourth of July and additional festivities held throughout the summer: Fireworks should only be used under adult supervision. Fireworks should only be used outdoors on a driveway, sidewalk or other fire-resistant surface. Remember, fires are …

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Vacation Rental Scams

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police With July 4th right around the corner, plenty of us are still running around trying to book a last-minute vacation rental. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know: scammers are ready with fake vacation rental ads. Rental scammers try to get your rental booking and take your money. However, when you show …

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Woodbridge Sailor at Work on USS New York

Provided by Navy Office of Community Outreach Engineman 2nd Class Patrick Bliss, from Woodbridge, sands a jacket water header pipe aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy …

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Threat of Arrest Phone Scam

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police There is a growing trend nationwide of citizens receiving fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be affiliated with law enforcement. Similar to the IRS scam, callers threaten that you’ll be arrested if you do not comply with their demands. This can be very stressful. These scams are designed to make people panic. The caller demands money and …

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Safely Celebrate 4th of July

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Leading up to the Fourth of July and throughout the summer, consumers purchase fireworks to make a special holiday even more memorable. Rarely do we consider these pleasing effects as being harmful, much less deadly; yet fireworks are one of the biggest fire dangers to life and property. There are more reported fires on the 4th of July than on any other day of …

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