FDNY Lowers Physical Standards to Promote Diversity at the Expense of Public Safety
In a totalitarian society, nothing matters except the officially correct ideology — not even public safety, as the New York Fire Department confirms:
The Fire Department has stopped requiring probationary firefighters to pass a job-related physical-skills test before getting hired — a move that critics derided as a lowering of standards.
Why would a fire department deliberately lower standards? Don’t they know lives are at stake? Here’s why:
The move by first-year Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, which allows probies to fail components of the Functional Skills Training test but still graduate from the Fire Academy, comes amid criticism of the department’s low hiring rate of women.
Suspicions that Nigro was made commissioner because someone thought his name would help fill a quota could not be confirmed.
While 95 percent of men pass the FDNY’s demanding physical test, only 57 percent of women manage to get through.
If you aren’t light enough for a girl to carry, try not to get stuck in any burning buildings in New York.