I'll tell you a little bit about me I'm 20years old I lost my house in 2001 to a fire it was a total lost i came home one day from out of town pulled in the driveway and the house was on fire so thats kinda the whole reason i want to be a firefighter I have a few questions how long is the academy and all the training usually??? Do you have to be exactly 21 when you apply??? One more question for the firefighters that wear contacts is contacts a problem with the firefighting field??? Do you guys sleep with you contacts in at the fire station??? thanks for all the help If you guys have any tips or advice for me during the interview process or any other part of the hiring process it would be greatly appreciated thanks alot!