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    my cousin is 46 and retired from the air force and he thinks he wants to be a fireman as a 2nd career but he thinks he may be too old?? what do you think? could he still be one even tho hes a older guy? or shuold he not even try??

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    Depends on the depts where he wants to work. Is he physically capable of doing the job? Very likely. With his experience, he'd probably be a good asset to a dept. Some depts participate in a retirement system that DOES have an age limit, but you'll have to check in the areas he wants to work. Good luck!

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    thanks ill tell him. yea hes in good shape takes cares of himself its just that he reads/hears over and ovr how hard it is to get a paid pos so he's wondering if his age is too hard a handacap to overcome.

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    Where does he want to settle down?

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    hes in tenn

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    Does all his ex's live in Texas?

    And is that why he is in Tennessee?

    By the way, is that where he really wants to be?

    Just questions I feel need to be asked.

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    haha good one yea i think hes going to sty there, hes from there and likes it alot.

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    I don't think there is an age limit on Federal fire service. Get his IFSAC seals and apply to the Air Force or Navy to be a firefighter on a base.

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    There is an age 37 limit in the federal fire service.

    In my opinion, he did his time in the trenches. Find a volunteer department down there and spend some time with them. Enjoy retirement. I have 7 years AD and 17 DOD and I can't imagine starting at square one at 45 years old.

    Shoot me an e-mail if you need some ideas. I have friends in TN involved in emergency services including DOD bases.

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    Most states have laws granting service folks priority over other's and here in Iowa they automatically score higher with a matrix scoring system just by applying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSJohn View Post
    my cousin is 46 and retired from the air force and he thinks he wants to be a fireman as a 2nd career but he thinks he may be too old?? what do you think? could he still be one even tho hes a older guy? or shuold he not even try??

    thanks!!
    Tell him to try to join up with a good volunteer dept. Most career depts would not hire him at that age.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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