I am 18 Just graduated from high school. I tried to join the military, but got DQ'ed due to scoliosis (which is spinal curvature). I am trying to choose the right career. I want to be able to help & work with ppl. I've always had a great admiration for firefighters, and I am looking into it. I know that in order to be accepted into the firefighter program, you first have to do a physical. Is scoliosis a disqualifing factor in a firefighter physical? I am in good physical and moral health. I never knew that something was wrong with my back. I play football, baseball and basketball like a normal person.