Soon to Be a Fire Mom…..
My husband is reading your post also and the one thing he said to have your son do before he gets a job, is to wear his whites so they get broken in before he needs them. Otherwise he might be hurting. But that is the only tip he can give because he has never worked for CDF and has no idea what they require.
If they do the pack test he can start walking with a weighted pack on and practicing times on that.
Please ket us know if he gets it and feel free to come back and chat here with us. This is my 6th season as a FF wife and I know a lot of the people on this site are wonderful and we will all try to help you. And if we don’t know we will point you in the right direction!!
catskilldog… glad you got a vacation but sorry you didn’t get to see your husband.