Firefighter service requirement


Q. I am a reserve firefighter. As a full-time firefighter, 25 years of service are required to retire; do I have to spend all 25 years with one department, or can I transfer?

A. The only requirement is that you be in a covered position. It doesn’t matter where you serve.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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