Volunteer inmate firefighters find ro...

Volunteer inmate firefighters find roadblock for some post-release work

Even though California's volunteer inmate firefighters receive thousands of dollars worth of training and experience, their felony records can be a block to an emergency medical technician license, a ticket to better pay grades and hiring by city and county departments. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation firefighters do get hired after release, often by CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service, which have firefighting jobs that may not require EMT certification.

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