Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse

Firehouse.com Forum Rules & Guidelines

Forum Rules & Guidelines

Not Permitted or Tolerated:
• Advertising and/or links of commercial, for-profit websites, products, and/or services is not permitted. If you have a need to advertise on Firehouse.com please contact sales@firehouse.com
• Fighting/arguing
• Cyber-bullying
• Swearing
• Name-calling and/or personal attacks
• Spamming
• Typing in all CAPS
• “l33t speak” - Substituting characters for letters in an effort to represent a word or phrase. (example: M*****ive)
• Distribution of another person’s personal information, regardless of whether or not said information is public knowledge and whether or not an individual has permission to post said personal information
• Piracy advocation of any kind
• Racist, sexual, hate type defamatory, religious, political, or sexual commentary.
• Multiple forum accounts

Forum Posting Guidelines:

Posts must be on-topic, non-disruptive and relevant to the firefighting community. Post only in a mature and responsible way that contributes to the discussion at hand. Posting relevant information, helpful suggestions and/or constructive criticism is a great way to contribute to the community.

Post in the correct forum and have clear titles for your threads.

Please post in English or provide a translation.

There are moderators and admins who handle these forums with care, do not resort to self-help, instead please utilize the reporting option. Be mature and responsible for yourself and your posts. If you are offended by another member utilize the reporting option. All reported posts will be addressed and dealt with as deemed appropriate by Firehouse.com staff.

Firehouse.com Moderation Process:
Effective immediately, the following moderation process will take effect. User(s) whose posts are determined by Firehouse.com staff to be in violation of any of the rules above will EARN the following reprimand(s) in the moderation process:
1. An initial warning will be issued.
2. A Final Warning will be issued if a user is found to be in violation a second time.
3. A 3-day suspension will be issued if the user continues to break the forum rules.
4. A 45-day suspension will be issued if the user is found to be a habitual rule breaker.
5. Habitual rule breakers that have exhausted all of the above will receive a permanent life-time ban that will be strictly enforced. Reinstatement will not be allowed – there is no appeal process.

Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. Firehouse.com reserves the right to expedite the reprimand process for any users as it is deemed necessary. Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated (except for those that are banned).

Firehouse.com reserves the right to edit and/or remove any post or member, at any time, for any reason without notice. Firehouse.com also reserves the right to warn, suspend, and/or ban, any member, at any time, for any reason.

Firehouse.com values the active participation we have in our forums. Please ensure your posts are tasteful and tactful. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
See more
See less

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

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

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

    Hello!

    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
    Yes

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

    Comment


    • #3
      Visit some depts with women and talk to them, also
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

      Comment


      • #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!

        Comment

        300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

        Collapse

        Upper 300x250

        Collapse

        Taboola

        Collapse

        Leader

        Collapse
        Working...
        X