Hello all, first post on the forum and sorry if its been discussed already i didn't see any forum search engine. Ive recently decided to try and change my career from oil rigs to something more community friendly and helping others. I have a friend who spent 3 years volunteering at local fire department as a Basic medical provider and was allowed to go on a few calls with him and loved it, there's also not much else for jobs around here and i know i can take this skill anywhere and get a job. Basically what I am curious about is if there are any conditions which would make you in eligible to start your EMS training. Criminal background, what charges are and aren't okay, medical conditions such as having a minor corrective surgery, and anything else. Also if there may be a waiver process to be further evaluated such as the US military has. If it varies state to state i am in Colorado so if anyone knows its greatly appreciated. When i was a minor (15) I got in some trouble and was charged with a felony, which eventually got dropped down to a misdemeanor marijuana charge, shortly after i was charged with a class 6 felony of falsifying emergency (i know right and i wanna be an emergency responder). I have no adult criminal charges and have spent years on and off probation trying to rehabilitate my self and my community. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post just something very important to me.