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    Default New Guy from PA, saying hi and some questions

    Im very interested in becoming a Fire Fighter. I have been out of the Marine Corp for about a year now and am really looking forward to stepping into another career like a firefighter. Thought I would come on here and get some information.


    I do have a serious question though before I get to excited about persuing this career choice.

    I was going to go apply to York Fire Department today since they opened up for testing agian. Sadly the other night I was in front of my house and got arrested for DUI. Im talking to lawyers now and looks like i can get it expunged without a problem just going to take some time. Because I have never had any kind of driving problem in the past even the officer that arrested me told me I could apply for ADR and get it expunged.

    I have a perfect record except for this one incident that was obviously a poor decision to make. Will this ruin my chances of becoming a firefighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saharicon View Post
    Im very interested in becoming a Fire Fighter. I have been out of the Marine Corp for about a year now and am really looking forward to stepping into another career like a firefighter. Thought I would come on here and get some information.


    I do have a serious question though before I get to excited about persuing this career choice.

    I was going to go apply to York Fire Department today since they opened up for testing agian. Sadly the other night I was in front of my house and got arrested for DUI. Im talking to lawyers now and looks like i can get it expunged without a problem just going to take some time. Because I have never had any kind of driving problem in the past even the officer that arrested me told me I could apply for ADR and get it expunged.

    I have a perfect record except for this one incident that was obviously a poor decision to make. Will this ruin my chances of becoming a firefighter?
    I'm not trying to be an *** but more than likely it probably will. The reason why I say that is because if you think it's expunged and don't claim it on the application then you'd be lying. But then if you claim it and if York has a strict driving record policy(i.e. like no dui's in the past 5 years) then you'd be screwed. Also I guess it depends on how fast it will be off your record and how deep York will dig for things.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrfyter414 View Post
    I'm not trying to be an *** but more than likely it probably will. The reason why I say that is because if you think it's expunged and don't claim it on the application then you'd be lying. But then if you claim it and if York has a strict driving record policy(i.e. like no dui's in the past 5 years) then you'd be screwed. Also I guess it depends on how fast it will be off your record and how deep York will dig for things.

    Jim

    I dont think anyone is being an ***... this is something I really want to do so Im trying to get lots of information on the situation.

    I know the officer told me if I did this ARP thing and because I have a perfect driving record it could be off my record in 6 months. I would obviously put it on my application so it doesnt look like im trying to hide anything.

    thanks though

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