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Volunteer Fire & Rescue: You Don’t Have To Be Paid To Be Professional

By Audrey Harman When a fire or other emergency occurs, people are primarily concerned with getting their loved ones rapid and well-qualified help. What they might not stop and think at the time is exactly who these men and women coming to their aid are.  To date, about 55 percent of the fire and rescue services in Prince William County are …

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Gunsmith Terrace Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, April 27th at 2:51 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 2100 block of Gunsmith Terrace in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke showing from the rear of the first and second floor. As fire and rescue crews made entry they encountered a …

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Forest Park JROTC Battalion Named Honor Unit of Distinction

Provided by Prince William County Schools Congratulations to the Bruin Battalion of the Army JROTC for being recognized as an Honor Unit of Distinction after their recent 4th Brigade Inspection!  Only five percent of all Army JROTC programs in the country are recognized with this designation.  Congratulations to the Cadets, LTC (Ret) Jacqueline Bullock, Senior Army Instructor and First Sergeant Anthony Garris, Army Instructor.

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US Service Academy Day is April 29 in Charlottesville

Provided by Prince William County Schools Do you wonder whether you can handle the challenge of a lifetime? Ever thought you might look great in uniform? Check out the options for military service on April 29. Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to Academy Day 2017 on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a. …

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Military Service Academy Night at Gar-Field May 10

Provided by Prince William County Schools Congressman Gerry Connolly is partnering with PWCS to host Military Service Academy Night at Gar-Field High School on Wednesday, May 10, from 7:00­–9:00 p. m. for area students interested in attending one of the Service Academies. Students may also attend to learn about scholarships from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). The program will include …

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National Playground Safety Week April 24 – 28, 2017

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue According to Safest Playground, there are approximately 600 childhood injuries every day, over 200,000 injuries annually, on playgrounds across the U.S. that result in visiting the emergency room. The vast majority (79%) of these injuries are fall-related that account for 90% of the most severe playground injuries, i.e., severe fractures, internal injuries, concussions, …

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Flotilla Way Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, April 20th at 6:31 a. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to an apartment fire located in the 16800 block of Flotilla Way in Woodbridge. Upon entry, fire and rescue crews observed fire damage to a bedroom’s carpet and television from a fire extinguished by the occupant. No injuries reported. …

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Bretton Woods Drive Townhouse Fire

Provided by City of Manassas On April 19 at 5:04 p. m., City of Manassas Fire and Rescue units were called to the 8700 block of Bretton Woods Drive in Manassas for a structure fire.  Prior to their arrival, neighbors witnessed heavy black smoke coming from upper level bedroom windows with two juveniles yelling for help.  Two neighbors went into …

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Sabin Drive Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Sunday, April 16th at 12:17 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 10100 block of Sabin Drive in Manassas. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed fire in the rear of a three-story mid-row townhouse. A second alarm was sounded as the fire extended …

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Palmero Terrace Fire Incident

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Thursday, April 13th at 8:47 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a townhouse fire located in the 15700 block of Palmero Terrace in Woodbridge. Upon arrival, fire and rescue crews observed an outside fire on the second floor of the three-story mid-row townhouse that had extended into the home …

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