‘Too old' Navy SEAL wins fight to join FDNY

When Special Operations Chief Shaun Donovan attempted to join the New York City Fire Department in April, he was initially told that he was above the city’s 35-year-old age limit to become a firefighter by just six months and 25 days.

According to the New York Post, when Donovan's plight became public, lawmakers in New York stepped in to help, passing a bill Thursday that will relax the city’s age requirements for military veterans. Now, once a candidate turns 29 and then joins the military, he will have a seven-year window (previously six) to join the FDNY.

The measure now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.