I'm a 25 years old male and looking into joining the Fire academy's around the Montreal Quebec areas. The questions in my mind is, if quebec does not offer the NFPA 1001 certification will my certificate be recognized in other provinces? The classes are only offered in french but I'm perfectly bilingual just want to know if other provinces recognized Quebec training program. And is 25 too late to be considering this career? I see mostly if anything only 18 year olds around the training grounds. And my last question, what was the one thing you did not expect or anticipate when selecting firefighting as a career? Thank you in advance for you help!