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Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Summer is fast approaching! With Memorial Day just around the corner and schools closing for the season, families begin planning their summer vacation. For many, that will include heading to water parks, pools, spas or recreational areas that may be in or near water. When doing so, Prince William County Fire and Rescue advises families to take …

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REVIVE Lay Rescuer Training Available

Provided by Prince William County Community members are invited to attend a REVIVE! Lay Rescuer Training of Trainers course on Friday, June 1, from 10:30 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. in Community Room A at Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave. in Manassas. The goal of the training is to teach lay people to train others on how …

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EMS Strong: “Stronger Together”

National Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS Week) is celebrated May 20 – 26, 2018, its 44th year. EMS Week, as defined by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), is an event that brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety, honor, and the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” This year’s theme is EMS …

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It’s Grilling Season – Think Grilling Safety

As the weather becomes warmer and the days become longer, we’re getting out of the kitchen and into the backyard for spring and summer barbecues. According to the 2017 Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) survey, “State of the Barbecue Industry Report,” seven in 10 U.S. adults own a grill or smoker. Gas is the most popular grill type (64%), followed by charcoal …

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EasyTithe Scam

Provided by Prince William County Police Scammers are targeting churches as potential victims. According to EasyTithe, the scammer calls the church and advises that he/she has made a donation of $4,000 but only meant to donate $40. The bookkeeper then checks the EasyTithe account and sees the pending donation. The hope is that the church bookkeeper places the $4,000 into the scammer’s …

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Freedom Museum Honors 100th Anniversary of World War I

Provided by The Freedom Museum To honor the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, the Freedom Museum’s Speaker Series will present Dr. Lon Strauss on Tuesday, June 5.  Dr. Strauss, an Assistant Professor of Military History at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, will provide a brief overview of the First World War, America’s entry into …

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Phishing Scam: Fraudulent Gmail Accounts

Provided by Prince William County Police Suspected scammers have reportedly created fraudulent Gmail accounts in the names of pastors of Catholic churches in the Arlington Diocese and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and are using these accounts to solicit parishioners for monetary donations. The Catholic Church does not use Gmail and does not solicit donations via email. Any email solicitation for money …

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Coffee with a Cop

Chief Keen and the Manassas City Police Department invite the public to participate in Coffee with a Cop on Friday, May 11 from 5:30 a. m. to 7:00 a. m. at Foster’s Grille, 9417 West St., Manassas. The event’s topic will be vehicle break-in prevention. Officers and staff will be present to engage with community members, answer questions, and provide …

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Trains and Vehicles Don’t Mix

In an effort to reduce train-related injuries and deaths, Prince William County Police remind residents that trains and vehicles do not mix. Our goal is to reduce train-related injuries and deaths. The following tips are from Operation Lifesaver. Trains and vehicles don’t mix. Never race a train to the crossing because even if you “tie,” you lose. The train you …

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New Medicare Cards = New Scam Opportunities

Con artists are aware that across the country, 58 million people will be receiving new Medicare cards between now and April 2019. The Federal Trade Commission reports that rip-off artists are already calling beneficiaries, pretending to be from Medicare. Three common pitches are: You’re asked for your Social Security number and bank information so you can get the new card. Hang up! Medicare …

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