Basin Recreation is hosting a Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard Training for participants ages 15+ to learn rescue techniques in water five to seven feet deep. As a hybrid course, participants must register by March 10 in order to have time to complete online course work before the in-class sessions starting Monday, March 15. Sessions will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm at The Fieldhouse through March 31. A mandatory pre-screen and practical skills will take place in class. Learn more and register at

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Fire Ops 101 is the basic firefighting training to enable community members to  "be a fire fighter for a day." Participants engaged in a full day of training last weekend to see first-hand just how our firefighters engage to protect the community. Lynn Ware Peek has more.