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Firefighter Training


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)?


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?