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PamGH November 5th, 2019 12:05am

CA: About 2,150 inmates are authorized to fight fires. Despite their extensive training & heroic efforts in times of crisis, these inmates are often denied roles in fire depts after they’re released because of their felony records. Time to change?

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/04/19 7:51 pm

Fighting forest fires and house fires are very different. I know a guy who trains fire investigators and he says when a call goes out that a grain silo is on fire, the firefighters turn white. Nothing scares them like those do and they rarely train for them. He was at a fire once where a guy died in one. Thought the roof was sturdy. He was wrong.
So, I suppose if they have training it should be looked at but I think you want someone you can trust. In some jurisdictions, they can also carry a weapon off duty, as a firefighter. No one thinks we should allow ex-cons to be armed.