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    Question To late to start??

    I am 26 yrs old and am wondering if it's to late for me to try to get into a career as a firefighter? I have no experience & no education as a firefighter. I have spent the last few years as a computer technician, but am finally at a place in my life where I want to chase that dream of being a firefighter. Any help would be great appreciated!!
    Big AT
    Libertyville, Illinois


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    Hey Your not to old to start. Are you looking to start with the Forest Service? They hire mostly seasonal workers. Most of the guys I worked with are right about that age. Even City fire start looking at hiring at or about that age.
    Jim

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    As long as you are in some kind of decent physical shape, you are never too old to start your fire career. I was 23 when I started, and 8 years later some of the young guys still can't hang with me! Then you got the older guys that can kick my butt! Age is a relative state in the fire service.

    Word of advice, if you have a few pounds, go ahead and do that and get ready for the physical aspect of the job.

    You have started in the right place for good info and advice! Good luck!
    Tell me, I will forget. Show me, I will remember. Involve me, I will understand.

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    I was 30 when I started, not counting Yellowstone when I was in the Army.
    Steve
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