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    Minimum Requirements

    Minimum qualifications for employment as a firefighter are listed below:

    • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age or older*
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or GED
    • Must be a citizen of the United States or have applied for citizenship
    • High moral standards is required for all firefighter applicants (a conviction for any felony or serious misdemeanor is grounds for disqualification)
    • 20/20 corrected vision is required
    • Applicant must possess a valid Virginia operator's license at the time of employment
    • Must be drug free
    • Applicants must have an acceptable DMV and criminal background check

    *All applicants must be 21 years of age to apply for employment with the Lynchburg Fire Department.

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