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    Default hi all.a few questions for someone starting out fresh.

    hi, i'm 35 and i'm going to start fire science 1 in aug. then emt basic after that.it took me a while but, i'm finally doing it and i'm so excited.
    i was wondering if you could give me some tips or any advice that i could use on my way to reaching my goal.
    thanks bob


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    Take an interview course through your local college and practice interviewing as much as possible, volunteer, network and research departments, apply apply apply, update your resume, and start physical training to make sure you are ready for the CPAT and academy. All of this can become another full-time job if your area is as competitive as ours. My husband did this for two years, got hired, and is graduating from the academy in a couple weeks. It takes a big commitment and lots of hard work. Good luck!

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    I'm assuming your goal is to become a career firefighter?? At 35 you don't have much time left to apply with most departments. Most of them the age cut off is 35. If you haven't already done so start filling out apps everywhere! Most don't require a fire service degree or EMT, they will put you through the training you need. Good luck!

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    I do wish I were 35 again! When I started the process I was in my early 20ís. It was fairly easy keeping fit on my own back then. Now that I am over 50 I can tell you it isnít that easy. I would put much effort into keeping yourself fit which may take dedication if you are doing this alone. Always be ready for the call and to prove yourself when the time comes. Good Luck lad.

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    thanks for all the feedback.

    jwfire2000 are you saying that i can fill out apps before i get certified?

    1forbc i'm in pretty good shape over all not a big guy about 170 lbs
    very active and lots of energy to share...
    i will give it my best and see what will become of it..

    thanks again
    bob

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