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Hello Capt. Bob,

I have read alot about you on the "perfect firefighter" site. And after visiting your site, I feel confident that you can help me. I am 34 years old and have recently completed the pre-employment process for the L.A. county fire department. I want this job more than anything, and will do anything to get it and keep it. I spent 5 years in the Navy so I am not really concerned about the paramilitary lifestyle or the head games that will be played. But I am concerned with my physical fitness. Since I am a older canidate, and work a full time job (approx. 60-75 hours per week) it doesn't leave me alot of time for conditioning. Right now I am running 1.5 to 3 miles 3-4 days a week I also try to add strength training. So my question to you is; 1)at this pace do you think I will be ready by March? 2) If not what should I work on, and how much additional work should I be doing?

I welcome any advice or recommendations that you can offer. I'm not sure if there is a fee for your help, but I would do anything to have confidence that I will make it. I may be making a mountain out of a mole hill,(I have no idea what to expect during the tower) but this is the career that I chose and I don't want to fail. Thank you in advance for for help and or advice.

Future firefighter,

Glen:

Glad to help.

You must find a way to back off those hours and do more to get ready physically for that academy This is no joke. I've seen more than a few candidates at all ages get washed out because they weren't ready. Yes, you need to get going on strength training. You can check in with LA County training and ask them if they have information on what program they recommend to get ready.

This is an investment in a career. You're going for all the marbles. Go to a gym and ask a personal trainer to get you started.

Check in with a fire department and ask the newest firefighters what they did getting ready. Make a posting on the PFF asking this same question anonymously.

Check out the physical agility section of our FREE "101 Inside Secrets How to Get A Badge" off the job page of our web site below.

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Fire "Captain Bob" Smith has coached countless entry level and promotional candidates to get their badge. He is a retired 28-year Hayward, Ca. Captain, speaker/author of the audio/video program "Conquer the Job Interview," the book "Fire Up Your Communication Skills" ISBN 09657620-6-8 and a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association. You can book him as a speaker or get a copy of his books and tapes by calling toll free at 888-238-3959.

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