Have a few questiions just looking for any advice.

I am 31yrs old have would like to become a full-time firefighter in OH. I can have my 240hr done by the end of August. I want to continue on and get my medic also. My only concern is my age. I have been hearing most departments will not look at you if your around my age. It takes a year or two to get my medic I think. That will put me around 34-35ish. Are there depts out there that will hire before you get the schooling done? What would you do if in my shoes, have an ok job now but just love firefighting.

I do have my 36hr and I am a volunteer now.