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Is it possible to become a firefighter if I'm tiny?

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  • Is it possible to become a firefighter if I'm tiny?


    As determined as I am to become a firefighter, I'm unsure if my height ( or lack of lol ) will make it improbable. I'm a woman, and am very small ( 5'1" ). I've recently signed up for a gym membership, and I'm going to be starting CrossFit this weekend as well. My main concern is the heavy lifting, and wearing 70+ pounds of gear. I want to build up the strength necessary to do the job, but is building strength enough, and could someone as tiny as me ever lift the weight necessary to carry out the job?

    I apologize if this question has been asked before! As I said earlier, I'm very determined, ready and willing to put forth a lot of effort, but still have some doubts about how much someone as tiny as me can lift/carry.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much!

  • #2

    which state are you in???

    look up CPAT on youtube, see what you think.

    Find a dept or fire college or private business that will let you go through cpat, see how you do, what you need to improve on.



    • #3
      Visit some depts with women and talk to them, also


      • #4
        I'm also a woman and standing only at 5'2". I know we can definitely be strong enough for this job, especially if you're so determined and willing to do anything to get there. Doubts are normal. Just don't let those doubts hold you back. You can do this, girl!


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