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How Does It Work?

Fire Department Background Investigations


  • There are no binding contracts 

  • No minimum number of backgrounds per year - pay per background investigation

  • No contractual obligation / commitments

  • No confusing RFPs to post

Fire Department Background Investigations Female Applicant


Once  your department has identified a background candidate, simply direct them to the applicant background portal....

                    We do the rest!

FD Backgrounds Benefits


  • Cost effective / More efficient

  • Reallocate department resources

  • Ensure federal compliance

  • Reduce liability

  • Strengthen public's trust

  • We provide portal / forms / waivers /support staff

Partnership Benefit

If a disqualifying factor is discovered during this initial pre-background investigation and/ or subsequent applicant interview, and the fire deaprtment no longer desires to continue the recruitment process with the applicant, FD Backgrounds WILL NOT INVOICE the department for services performed on the applicant. This is a major cost savings for our clients.

Subject Matter Experts

Our team has a deep understanding of the legal requirements and best practices associated with conducting fire department pre-employment background investigations, and we can help you ensure that your hiring process is fully compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. As subject matter experts in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, we can help you navigate the complex legal landscape of pre-employment background checks with ease.

CVSA Deception Detection Examination (option) 

Unlike polygraphs, VSA measures the applicant's responses and voice patterns as well as involuntary changes in the movements of the vocal muscles, which cannot be controlled by the subject. It allows for a more relaxed atmosphere and remote examinations. Our certified CVSA examiner will administer a deception detection examination as part of the pre-employment background investigation workflow. This is a vital step in a public safety background investigation.

Applicant Portal

One of the key feature of FD Backgrounds is its applicant background portal.  Once a fire department has identified an applicant to move onto the background phase, the applicant is instructed to visit our background portal. The portal provides applicants with all required waivers and a PHS (Personal History Statement). Once the applicant has filled out all the forms, the portal provides a convenient and secure avenue to submit the paperwork and schedule an appointment with the background investigator. Fire departments can also request a custom portal that we can design with their forms, emblems and information.

Westminister FD Background Portal
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The portal provides a secure way to transmit information without being subject to freedom of information requests.

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