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Here’s how you can apply to Crafton Hills College’s Fire Academy

Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa is accepting applications for its fall 2017 Fire Academy. The 13-week course and focuses on personal safety through self-discipline, teamwork and skills development, according to a news release. To apply, a...

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  • Higher education

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  • Education

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  • Education

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