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Tulsa Fire Department asking city to change age requirement from 21 to 18

Posted: 2:06 PM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-27 15:06:32-05
Firefighters at house fire in east Tulsa

TULSA — The Tulsa Fire Department is asking the city of Tulsa to change the age requirement for firefighters from 21 to 18.

City council members are expected to discuss the proposal at Wednesday night's meeting.

The department says lowering the age will allow them to be more competitive and consider more people.

Broken Arrow, Owasso and Oklahoma City require candidates to be 18 years old.

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