Fat FDNY Recruits Flunk Fire Academy!

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HookandLadder
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Fat FDNY Recruits Flunk Fire Academy!

Postby HookandLadder » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:18 pm

The FDNY is now recruiting more racially diverse recruits...mostly current city paramedics and they aren't making the cut in their recruit class due to thir physical fitness levels. Sounds like these guys really put in the effort to have this career. Just shaking my head. Incredible : (

http://www.firehouse.com/news/10888020/ ... re-academy
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Postby ex_re » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:28 pm

four pull-ups, 30 push-ups in one minute, 30 sit-ups in one minute and a 1.5-mile run in 12 minutes.

The fact that they are failing on the above test is shocking really.

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Postby someday » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:35 pm

What ever happened to hireing the most qualified??

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Postby PNEFD » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:07 pm

[quote=""someday""]What ever happened to hireing the most qualified??[/quote]

A certain US Judge has determined that ethnically diverse people are incapable of reading or comprehending the English language at a high school level, and therefore are being discriminated against because previous entry exams have contained some of these skills, despite a high school diploma and college credits being a prerequisite to apply.

Therefore they are eligible to be hired over all the other highly qualified candidates, as well as receive up to 10 years seniority with back pay and benefits.... it apparently pays well to underachieve these days.
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Postby FLASHOVER05 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:53 pm

[quote=""someday""]What ever happened to hireing the most qualified??[/quote]

Lookup NFPA 1500 that should give you a start
How the hell did I end up here?????

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Postby HookandLadder » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:11 pm

Shocking, just shocking... but still not very surprised the way politics can be these days!

Next thing you know they are going to want to start hiring women to do this job!...Oh wait.....LOL...I'm kidding im kidding! : )
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Postby Dreamcatcher » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:38 pm

HookandLadder what did you do to get in shape for getting hired with Cornwall?

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Postby YoungFire » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:51 pm

This is beyond scary..... pre reqs for fitness should be getting harder not easier in my opinion.

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There is good news

Postby es08 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:26 pm

I hear in Vaughan Fire Department the union is now monitoring all physicals to ensure that the females only get one shot to pass. Finally!


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