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  • What are the age restrictions for this job?
  • Do you only hire men for this job?
  • Do I have to get "dressed up" for the interviews?
  • What are the automatic disqualifications when you check my criminal background?
  • Can I see the results of my testing?
  • Do candidates with degrees or certifications get preferential consideration?
  • How can I prepare for the physical ability assessment test?
  • What if I am sick the day of testing?
  • Is there a study guide available for the written test?
  • What classes should I take to prepare myself?
  • Do I need a degree to advance in rank?
  • I am already a certified Firefighter in another state or another NC city; Do I still have to go to the academy?
  • Do you have volunteers?
  • Do I have to be a Paramedic?
  • Do I have to do both firefighting and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?
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