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    What is the age range for new applicants in your state, county , or township. Most fire departments in our area of New jersey new volunteers range from 18 -45 years old . With 45 being the cut off age for new people.

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    By law there is supposed to be no age cut off because that would be age discrimination. The chief for one of our nieghboring districts was 85 and was chief untill he died. As far as being new at the fire service...35-40 seems high enough. You learn new thing every day in the fire service so you want to start as soon as possible. I do know several seasoned veterens that can work longer on house fires than some of the younger guys.

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    NJ State Firemens Association will not accept any new members over 45 (might be 47 now) but departments are allowed to, they just will never get State Exemption status. We have accepted a few over 45, most have become fire police but not all. As long as they are physically fit to perform their duties, I don't see a major problem with it.
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    On the age discrimination thing how does it work. FDNY says you can be no older than 29 to get hired. Is that considered the same thing? Just wondering....
    I know of other big city depts. that have a similar cut off.
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    What if someone moves into NJ from another stare who is national certified FF1 or higher and is say 50 years old?

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    NJ State Firemens Association will not accept any new members over 45 (might be 47 now) but departments are allowed to, they just will never get State Exemption status. We have accepted a few over 45, most have become fire police but not all. As long as they are physically fit to perform their duties, I don't see a major problem with it.

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    In the two companies that I belong to, the earliest that a member can join is 16, but there is no maximum age. Other companies in my area allow 14 year olds

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    Same thing, still not a member of the state exempt association. You can still be a FF1, just not part of the association. Which technically only matters to your family when you die.
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    hey Bones how about a little more detail about the exempt association and FF going to the great beyond?

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