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    Question closed

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    Yes, for now your chances of going full time are very slim. Everything you mentioned, when put together, shows a pattern of poor decision making. In addition, many departments would consider 8 times to be beyond "experimentation" and it then becomes a disqualifier, some for life.

    Your best bet at this time is to hit college, grab a 2-4 year degree while picking up your firefighter and paramedic certifications, and try like hell to get on a small department as a volunteer or intern. Put a good 5 years between you and any of this behavior, show yourself to be a value to your department, and try for full time then.

    I'm sorry to be the downer, but you have a very difficult up-hill battle.

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    It does not help you

    Good thing is some stuff was when you were a minor, just read how the application reads and answer truthfully


    From what I understand calif is overrun with people trying to be a firefighter

    Yes time and not even a traffic ticket will help you

    Some departments will post their disqualifiers on their web site, check a few around your area


    If salvia is legal or legal when you used it, may not be an issue

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    Thanks for your input guys.


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    I'm going to disagree. These do not hurt you. You were convicted of the MJ, but everything else, I think, would fall under the 'teenage years' nonsense.

    It's why we are kids, is to mess up. I work with guys that have done way, way worse than that, and still got the job. Hell, I did worse.

    I would recommend getting a couple of college classes under your belt, and your EMT-B before you apply. 19 is very, very young, and folks like to hire ppl with some years/experience under their belt.. you need to get some.

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    Yeah i am still in the process of getting my emt-b an going to work for an ambulance company while im finishing up my AA in fire science/tech. If i like emt-b a lot, i plan to go for my paramedic L's. so ill be 21 after all that.

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    Few departments would DQ you for that stuff, but keep in mind - for every problem you have, 100 other applicants are spotless. Combine all of those, and things don't look great. So keep that in mind when moving forward and do what you have to do in order to overcome those things, prove yourself reliable, trustworthy and conscientiousness about your decisions.

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