New Background Check Requirements for Rhode Island Firefighters - July 11th, 2014

On 7/3/2014 Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, signed Rhode Island SB 2712 which requires firefighters in Rhode Island to undergo fingerprint based state and FBI background checks as a condition of employment. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the background check. After the background check is completed the fingerprints are required to be destroyed. The full text of this bill can be found here: