- Rob Becerra, 30, was banned from taking FDNY entrance exam due to his age
- Department has some of the toughest age restrictions for firefighters in nation
- Bans those who have reached their 29th birthday from starting application
- Now Becerra, an ‘actor/model and animal activist’, cries age discrimination
A buff 30-year-old man has been told that he is too old to join New York City‘s fire department, and is speaking out in protest.
Rob Becerra, who turned 30 in April, said the FDNY’s strict on applications over the age of 28 is ‘age discrimination’ in a plea for the department to reconsider his case.
New York ban anyone who has reached their 29th birthday from starting the application process, with some exceptions for military veterans. The age cutoff is among the youngest in the country.
‘I was told by the FDNY I am too OLD to be a Firefighter, it’s something I’ve been thinking about doing besides the acting/modeling and animal activism,’ Becerra wrote in a plaintive Facebook post on Monday.