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    Default Too Old??? Testing advice!!

    Hey guys I'm glad I found this board, some great info.

    I'mm 33 years old and turning 34 in November I'm seriously contemplating on taking the EMT-B course this fall, but realistically I'm I too old to be applying and continuing this path???

    I'll spare you guys the reasons for me wanting to do this but they are genuine.

    I've taken a couple of tests passes a few test and failed a few tests unfortunatley.

    any suggestions on how to improve my written test scores and oral boards??

    just wanted to see what some vets that have done the process think???

    thanks a lot guys
    Carlos


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    Quote Originally Posted by carchila View Post
    Hey guys I'm glad I found this board, some great info.

    I'mm 33 years old and turning 34 in November I'm seriously contemplating on taking the EMT-B course this fall, but realistically I'm I too old to be applying and continuing this path???

    I'll spare you guys the reasons for me wanting to do this but they are genuine.

    I've taken a couple of tests passes a few test and failed a few tests unfortunatley.

    any suggestions on how to improve my written test scores and oral boards??

    just wanted to see what some vets that have done the process think???

    thanks a lot guys
    Carlos
    For one, you are never too old unless specifically stated in the job announcement.
    OR
    You know deep down, that you probably won't make it.

    That said, 34 is definitely not unheard of.
    Do a search for Capt Bob and paul lepore's posts. Their advice will lead you down the correct path.

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    What state are you in??

    Any age limits around you?

    One helpful site

    http://www.eatstress.com/resume.htm

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    I got hired at my first full time FD at age 31 and my second at age 39. Too old? Only if you think so.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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    Im almost in the same boat...barely doing my EMT basics. barely turned 23...feeling a lil old now

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    thanks for the advice.

    Any suggestions on the written portion???

    what do you guys think about the material on eatstress.com and aspiringfirefighter.com?


    Any experience with any these.

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    What state are you in

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    Illinois
    thanks

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