smoke detector going off at 3 AM?
Yes you can but the weight minimums still apply. If you go to fire fighting school, you will find that there is a weight and strength minimum also. A fire hose can be a monster when full on and very difficult to hang onto as well as aim the spray. That being said, work out with weights, eat a balanced carbo and vegie diet and you will be fine for both. The only issue that you might run into is enlisting in the Reserves after you are hired full-time with your fire department. If you were to enlist in the Reserves before you hire on, your job would be protected by federal law if mobilized. Going the other way around probably won't protect your job since by enlisting and being gone at least 6 months for training, leaves the fire department open to filling your billet with someone else. Before you enlist for the Reserves, talk it out with your Fire Captain. He is the one who would recommend retention or letting you go. Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps-Retired
If it is in a mobile home park then it could be that the city did not install the hydrants in the first place. But even if they did they are not liable for the damage or the loss of property. There is no guarantee they could have put the fire out and prevented the damage.