Originally Posted by BluntHonest
So, am I the only who notices that the physical testing is a complete shamble. It is so apparent here in Ottawa by the recruits who have been hired over the last few years. I came through under the old IMFRAC testing which was tough and meant to rate you based on how in shape you are and how good you were at dealing with stress. I am not saying that all recruits are ... er... crappy, but there sure is a lot of them that are not in shape. Hell, they even make them do Combat Challenge style training ( which they have to pass by week 11 of drill school ). The CPAT is not even a factor as they make it kinda like getting your eye test after you have been interviewed. It is the kind of thing you want to test volunteer on not full time firefighters. I mean it is one thing to drop a physical standard to allow minorities on to the floor but to what level should we set the bar ?
You remind me of some of the old guys we have kickin around in the military. They feel the need to remind us how things were "back in the day" and that a lot of us wouldn't have made it. I, along with most others, could give a rodents rectum about how things were.
That was then. This is now and things change. Get over it.