Firefighters are human too. Part of the hiring process is to make sure that each person will be a good fit for the department and a background investigation and driving abstract will be reviewed as part of the pre-employment background process.
Typically, one speeding ticket does not necessarily remove you from being eligible for the job. Two, three or more, might. Each circumstance is carefully reviewed and additional information regarding minimum requirements and civil service rules observed by each agency can be found on the agency website.
As a component of the process candidates will be asked to complete the NTN Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). The participating agencies make all hiring decisions after a pre-employment selection process which includes a background investigation, physical ability test, drug test, psychological and medical examination.