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Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

NYPost: A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance — and this time, critics say, the fix is in.

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“She’ll graduate, no question,” said an FDNY member. “The department does­n’t want another black eye.”

Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test.

After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she couldn’t do it. She quit — never having worked a tour of duty.

 

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22 Comments on Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

  1. So they will settle for a few crispy firefighters or worse yet civilians; when she won’t be able to pull them out of a collapsing burning building. PC is too going to get a lot of good people killed.

  2. From the article:

    UWF president Sarinya Srisakul blamed Tapia’s running failure on stress fractures in the academy — and The Post’s coverage.

    “She’s small and they overtrained her,” Srisakul told the Village Voice.

    If she is so small and fragile that she can’t accomplish a pretty lenient running requirement in 6 attempts and “survive” the training academy without long term injury, how is she qualified to be an actual firefighter where her colleagues might be forced to depend on her physical abilities for their very survival? Sadly the same insanity is going on in our armed forces now.

  3. The first female fighter aviator in the Navy got pushed through in a similar fashion, and the poor woman ended up dying on a failed approach to a carrier. She overcorrected and caused an engine failure followed by another overcorrection that pushed the jet completely out of control. Social justice tends to have a steep cost in lives and equipment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q_anBB3M0A

  4. It’s getting to be a fucking joke, but a dangerous one. Nothing funny about it. Eventually there will not be enough men to pull the cart and all these little pip squeek asswipes will be in the cart looking to be pulled. The poor New York City neighborhoods will suffer. That’s where the fires are. The fucking midgets will get their civil service jobs but they will not be able to perform. It takes a fit, strong man to drag a hose up six flights and then use it. And
    then be able to carry a dead weight person on your shoulders to safety. We are loosing it folks. Ditto the Military.

  5. That concept is called “Fu*k-Up Move-Up”. The protected class cannot be fired or demoted, so the only place to go, is higher up, until you are in an office or on a “supervisory” job insulated from reality and the ability to really fu*k up the frontline operation. Many postmasters in suburban or small, rural stations got there like this, as did most public school “administrators”. In the latter’s case, those who cannot teach, indeed, administrate. And in most Federal Gummint jobs, this practice is epidemic.

  6. just another progressive idea that ends up getting people killed in the name of political correctness.
    is that the only job available to this broad? no reason to waive requirements to employ her where she doesn’t belong.

  7. “The department does­n’t want another black eye.”

    won’t the black eye be from waiving the requirements to circumvent the purpose of the test?

  8. “The department does­n’t want another black eye.”

    You know how easy that spoken sentence can be taken out of context?

  9. “She’ll graduate, no question,” said an FDNY member. “The department does­n’t want another black eye.”
    May her incompetence only end up killing progressive imbeciles who pushed for this lowering of standards in the first place.

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