Salt Lake City

Fire Department

833-SLC-FIRE (833-752-3473)

Hiring Standards

The Fire Chief will not recommend the hiring of you as a firefighter for the following reasons:
  • You have been convicted of a felony crime or a crime for which you would be required to register per Utah Law.
  • You have been convicted of a DUI within two (2) years of your application; or convicted of two (2) DUI’s, regardless of the time limit.
  • You have been convicted of Domestic Violence or Domestic Assault.
  • You have been dishonorably discharged from any Military Service.
  • Taking or possessing without prescription or experimenting with any of the drugs in the following categories will be disqualifying within five (5) years of the date of application:
    • Hallucinogens (i.e., LSD, PCP, peyote, mushrooms, mescaline, etc.)

    • Narcotics (i.e., heroin, morphine, opium, codeine, methadone, etc.)
  • Taking or possessing without prescription or experimenting with any of the drugs in the following categories will be disqualifying within two (2) years of the date of application:
    • Cannabis substances (i.e., marijuana, hashish, hash oil, etc.)
Other areas of concern include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Employment history; military history; driving history
  • Criminal activity or involvement; truthfulness; character issues

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