Hello everyone. I appreciate being able to post on this site although I am not a firefighter. Like many people out there, I have dreamed of becoming one since I was a kid, but, also like many out there, life takes a different path and you go in a different direction.

I am now 35 years old and looking into options for applying at various fire departments. All of them say there is no maximum age, but is this really true, or will applications of older candidates be rejected? If it takes several years to be selected for a spot, I could be pushing 40 before I start . . . I'm just curious if anyone out there has a perspective on starting this career later in life. Is it possible? Is it common? Do departments hire older candidates?

I'm dedicated to staying in shape through running, biking, and swimming, so I don't feel the physical test would be a hindrance, but I wonder if departments shy away from hiring older applicants.

I would appreciate your feedback, and thanks again for the opportunity to post.

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but what if you get it up but can't get it back down for more than 4 hours?
The instructions say to call your physician...
Once again....I defer to your expertise in this matter.
When you can't see your nozzle because of your belly?

When the Chief yells "PACK UP" and you start cleaning out your locker?

When you're toned out to a medical call and you realize you're in worse shape than the patient?

When you have to wear a hose clamp to bed at night so you don't spoil the sheets?

When your body doesn't show up on the TIC?

Any of these work? HELLO?!?!? Is this thing on???
thats the great thing about FFN . . . always an expert available to answer our questions . . . now where is Frederick?
LMFAO thats funny

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