In a recent news article I read a 63 year old man has joined a New Jersey vol fire company. He took and finished first in his fire one class. My only thought is a 37 yerars old person can not take a entry level civial service test to join a municipal department unless they have a way to take years off i.e. military service or vollie time in the department if it's a combination department. I was just thinking is this fair to other members of his department and is it hurting us as a whole. I have no problem with his age only the fairness of the laws.
I dont know how to feel abo this one. Is he physicaly fit, Does he wana be a maskman, does he wana drive,or is he just looking for something to do? We have some older guys that drive and thats all they do. We have a guy thats in his 70s thats still active. He directs traffic, fills bottles,runs the R.I.T. board ect. Hey he is a big help but he dont do any suppression or extracation.