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Firefighter disqualifiers


When working toward a job as a firefighter, keep this list of possible disqualifiers in mind:

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Including but not limited to the following:
- Any conviction of a felony committed as an adult within the past 10 years. Older felonies are usually reviewed on a case by case basis.
- Any misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a public safety and/or criminal justice capacity.
- More than two adult misdemeanors conviction(s) within the past five years (including deferrals and/or dismissals)
- Juvenile felony convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Any sexual offense.

Driving Disqualifiers: Including but not limited to the following:
- A current revoked, suspended, or canceled drivers license.
- A revoked, suspended, or canceled drivers license within past five years.
- The inability to obtain a valid drivers license.
- Two or more traffic crimes in last five years (eg. DWI, driving while license suspended, reckless driving, negligent driving, etc.)
- Two or more at-fault accidents in past five years.

Drug Use Disqualifiers: Including but not limited to the following:
- Failure to pass pre-employment drug testing.
- Conviction for possession or sale of controlled substance, including marijuana

Employment Disqualifiers: Including but not limited to the following:
- Failure to clear medical screening and qualification.
- Discharge for-cause from most recent employer.
- Two or more discharge for-cause terminations (includes leaving employer in lieu of termination)

Dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.

Failure to accurately and truthfully record information on the employment application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during the hiring process.

Any dishonest or misleading statements made during any stage of a hiring process.

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