Specific Disqualifiers

Specific Disqualifiers

  • Currently on probation or indictment for any criminal offense
  • Other convictions will be considered case by case
  • Discharge from the military under less than honorable conditions including:     
    • Bad Conduct
    • Dishonorable
    • Other than honorable condition
    • Any other characterization of service indicating bad character
  • An incomplete or falsified application
  • An incomplete or falsified application questionnaire

Drug Use

  • The recreational use of marijuana or marijuana substitute within the past 12 months.
  • Illegal drug use (except marijuana) of any kind in the past ten years.
  • Any illegal use of PCP or LSD regardless of time.
  • Misuse of prescription medications (including illegal steroids) on a case by case basis.
  • Intentional misuse of product on a case by case basis, i.e. tetraflouroethane (propellant in compressed air).
  • Sale or distribution of any drug illegally regardless of time.
  • Extensive use of any illegal drug will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Factors considered are a number of times, length of usage and lifestyle improvements.
  • The Fire Department reserves the right to disqualify an applicant for any drug use regardless of the specific disqualifiers listed herein.

Driving Record

  • Your driver's license is currently under suspension or revocation.
  • You are not able to obtain a valid Class B Texas Driver's License.
  • As of date of entrance exam, your driving record contains three or more moving violations or two at-fault vehicle accidents within the past two years.
  • As of date of entrance exam, you've been convicted within the past three years of any of the following:
    • DUI/DWI or other chemical substance-related driving
    • Hit and Run
    • Failure to stop and render aid at the scene of an accident
    • Failure to disclose identification at the scene of an accident
    • Negligent manslaughter involving a motor vehicle
  • Excessive standard moving violations such as speeding, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control signal, failure to signal, failure to keep right, following too close, etc.