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    Can anyone tell me if there is a maximum age limit to be considered for the Providence Fire Department? I know you have to be at least 18 and let's just say I more than meet that part.....
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    I don't know about Providence but Boston and several others in this area have an age limit of 32 but up to four years of military service may be added to your age. Myself I am 50+ and still dreaming of becoming a firefighter. I have to be content with being a member of a couple of auxialry forces for now, but I still dream.

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    I do not believe that they have a maximum age but they do have a mandatory retirement age of 60. With that said, you have to do 20 years to get a pension, so I would say that you can be no older than 40 to get on.

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    I did notice they plan to hire this fall. Do they have a state exam?

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    No, we run our own exam based on the Firefighter's Challenge.
    "A WORKING CLASS HERO IS SOMETHING TO BE"
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    Does anyone have an idea why the deadline for applications was extended? It was pushed out almost another 3 weeks. Any insight would be much appreciated.

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    From what I heard, there weren't enough minorities in the first 1000 applications.

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    Anyone hear anything about a possible 48th academy for providence...i heard rumors they might scrap the list and retest?

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    Everybody thinks they know what the real story is.

    If you applied and tested for the 47th, wait for a letter regarding the 48th.

    If you didn't, don't worry about the 48th because you don't qualify for it.

    Either way, don't sit there waiting for Providence to run a class. Get out there and keep taking tests. Especially if you're a white male. Some departments still hire them.

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    just curious because i got a letter last month saying they expected to have another academy if i wished to remain active on the list i had to return the letter with some info...ive heard since then that not enough letters were returned so they may cancel the academy and retest.

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    You sure that wasn't Cranston? They sent out letters very similar to that prior to re-opening their application period. I didn't get anything from Providence.

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