So, I am considering joining my local FD, I just think I wouldn't be able to do it, I am under weight for my age, I am like 115 Pounds and I am like 5"6 and I am 18 year's old I dont want to be the weak link in the department, anyone have any idea's.
Don't know what requirements your local fire dept. has but why not give it a try. If you are in good health and really want to work at it you can be as good a firefighter as the big guys. You are young-you will most likely get bigger. Drive, desire, courage, compassion and sincerity will take you a long way. Best of luck
3 days a week for 2 hours
give it 2 months and you will have weight and mussle
and like Asst. Chief GARY L. NEWMAN said:
" Drive, desire, courage, compassion and sincerity will take you a long way."
this is true
we had a guy that i know who is 5'3.5"
so u got hieight on him and he is not big he just worked his butt off during rookie year so people will see he can compete with the big dogs
Yea I have seriously though about it, I need to get a steady job, I am hoping to go to college next year to, took a year off after a graduated didn't get everything I needed. probably gonna pursue business or something along's those lines and do FF as a side job or when I have nothing to do.
Carlo, its not the size of the Lion its the size of its heart! You say you want to join your local fire department, well? You have your desire and heart to contribute. Thats the start. They can definitely use you. I have seen small ladies with less weight then you make it no problem. So you will do fine. We all bring our talents and abilities to the job. Give it heck Bro.
Have you ever been in a situation where being smaller has been an advantage? I have. I'm 5'8 and 140, and a real asset to my department. IT's not about size and brute strength! Fire and EMS is a team sport, and everyone can have a specialty if the desire to help people is there. Do it! and good luck!
Lt. Joe Brooks
Nope, But I go only guess the situation your speaking of? a MVA Vehicle Entrapment where the guy has to crawl through the back window and hold patient steady and calm why they cut off the roof? etc besides you have like 2-3 more inches on me and like 30-35 more pounds, there's a slight advantage lol.