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UPDATE MARCH 26, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). In addition, the Governor has urged Virginians 65+ to self-quarantine. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy (HRRFA)

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The mission of the Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy is to provide quality training, unhampered by tradition, that will enable firefighters to perform their jobs in a manner that will result in reduction of deaths, injuries and property loss from fire, hazardous situations, medical emergencies and other disasters.

New members of the Williamsburg Fire Department will attend the Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy (HRRFA) for seventeen weeks. While in the academy, members attend classes Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekends, as deemed necessary by the HRRFA Instructors. Members will endure four months of Fire Science Instruction followed by a written and skills test.

In addition to classroom instruction, members will participate in daily physical training. The physical training is to simulate “real-life” situations that may arise during your career and to push you to achieve peak physical condition. Therefore, it is imperative to make physical fitness a priority in order to perform at your highest level. The number one reason students do not successfully complete the Academy is their inability to meet the required physical standards.