I know of another recent case where a retired Fire Captain from Waterbury, Ct started recently as a"Probie" in West Hartford, Ct.
Word is that he also has a son on the job in another Connecticut Dept. When dad comes home, the son says: "How was your day Probie".
But apparently the sad part of this story is that maybe some of the younger generation needs to get their act a little more together. When a 50 or so year old guy can beat out some 22 or 24 year olds, it doesn't say too much for the younger candidates.