What if I am under the age of 18?

Exploring is a worksite-based program that's part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. Check out our Explorer Program.

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1. When will you be accepting applications?
2. What if I am under the age of 18?
3. Where can I get an application?
4. When is the exam date?
5. How long does it take to find out where I have placed on the Firefighter Recruit eligible list?
6. Is there a study guide available for the exam?
7. How are applicants ranked on the eligible list?
8. If there is a tie on the exam, how is ranking affected on the eligible list?
9. Are there additional points given for special skills?
10. Will there be any additional points awarded?
11. Will there be any practice sessions available for the physical agility test?
12. How can I prepare for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)?
13. What is the academy start date?
14. How many recruits will be hired?
15. If I am called for active duty or have a medical problem, can I reserve my place on the list?
16. What are minimum requirements to apply?
17. Is an Ohio driver's license required to apply?
18. Do you have to be a citizen of the United States to apply?
19. Is there a vision standard?
20. Do I have to live in the city of Dayton?
21. Do I need any previous training?
22. How long does the academy last and what are the hours?
23. I can’t find the answer to my questions. Where can I get more information?
24. Where can I request a ride along?