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    Default Tidewater Regional Fire Academy

    Can anyone tell me about the newport news tidewader regional fire academy?
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    The individual departments in the Hampton Roads don't do their own recruit schools, instead, they send their personnel to the TRFA. You could expect to find recruits from Newport News, York, James City County, Poquoson, Hampton, etc in a TRFA academy. The academy is just like a regular single-department academy, just the staff and recruits are from multiple agencies.
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    TRFA is held in many different cities. The cities in the Tidwater area have their own academy at their own training center. So there are many training centers in the area that are part of the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy. Each class in whatever city has their own academy number. The academy will have for the most part only the hired people from that city. They do not combine all of the recruits from all the cities that were hiring and put on an academy. If you get hired in Newport News, you will be in the academy with only Newport News recruits at their training center and have your own academy number. The city of Chesapeake could have their own academy that starts after yours at their training center. Their academy number would be higher than yours. Norfolk could start after that at their own academy with their own recruits and training staff.

    Sometimes burn buildings are shared for training every once in a while, but you will be with only Newport News recruits. One class is usually 30 recruits or less.

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    That may be the case at times, but I do know guys at Hampton and NN that have done regional schools (where the name "regional" comes from in the TRFA). I have a good friend with Hampton, and when he went through school, it was several Norfolk members in the school, and the lead instructor was from Norfolk.

    TRFA 121 had members from NN, York, Hampton, and James City in it. It's very common for NN's recruits to be in school with members from other jurisdictions.
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    Do they have any pt test while you are in there in order do graduate?

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    I don't know of any career department with a recruit school that doesn't have PT requirements in order to graduate.
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    Sorry i didn't clarify that question. I was wondering if anyone knew what it was.

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