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Firefighter Training


#1

I want to be a firefighter. I'm 16 so i have lots of time to train(also want to total elite in powerlifting). So i wanted to ask the firefighters on this site about the physical training. What were the physical test and training to become a firefighter like?
Was is really all that hard?

Instead of running miles and endless pushups could i pass the FF physical exams from powerlifting and doing defanco type conditioning(ie prowler, farmers walk, etc)?


#2

Also, if the fellow FFs or anyone else that knows answer my question on http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/music_movies_girls_life/becoming_a_firefighter help me too?

Thanks