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Humble Fire Department seeks approval to get rid of max age requirement

August 8, 2018

The Humble Fire Department is seeking approval to eliminate a maximum age limit to become a firefighter, which currently sits at 35-years old.

The Humble city council is expected to vote on the matter during an Aug. 9 meeting.

While the minimum age to apply is still 18 years old, the fire department is seeking to get rid of the maximum age requirement to increase their candidate pool.

Humble Fire Chief David Langenberg said candidates still have to pass a physical and written exam and an interview even if the maximum age requirement is recinded.

The council will also look at variance request submitted by Archway Properties to reduce the percentage of brick or stone coverage on the exterior walls of Parc Air 59 near Hwy. 59.

Powers Brown Architecture Project Manager Scott Thompson said the Parc Air 59 design is consistent with all other industrial parks around the Greater Houston area in a letter to Humble City Manager Jason Stuebe.

“We believe the designs provide the intent of the ordinance and provides an attractive building that will bring business and interest to the surrounding area for future growth, Thompson said in the letter.

Council members will also go into executive session and discuss economic development negotiations.

kaila.contreras@chron.com

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