Criminal History Disqualifiers

Note: the AVFD is providing this list on behalf of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. AVFD takes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of this list

The Fire Marshal Division, Fire Investigation Section shall conduct the Criminal Background Check using the Criminal Justice Information System Computer. A conviction or pending charges for the following crimes, attempted crimes or a criminal offense that is equivalent to any of the following crimes shall be an absolute dis-qualifier for admission to the Certified Volunteer Database:

Other adverse information resulting from the criminal background check may be a conditional dis-qualifier at the sole discretion of the Chief of the Fire Department should it reflect unfavorably upon the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Based on the above criteria, the Fire Investigation Section will inform the Volunteer Support Division that the applicant is qualified or disqualified for admission to the Certified Volunteer Database. The Fire Investigation Section may not reveal the nature of the criminal record except as permitted by law. Discrepancies regarding an applicant's criminal record may only be resolved with the appropriate law enforcement authority, not the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Should a background check return with disqualifying criteria, the Arundel Volunteer Fire Dept, upon the discretion of the Chief for Riding members, or President for Administrative members, reserves the right to terminate the offending members membership immediately.