Any NYC firefighters here?

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2012
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    This will piss 'ya off

    Struggling firefighter injured after just 10 days into new job
    By Susan Edelman
    November 22, 2015 | 4:12am
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    Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder pictured during her FDNY training (left) and when she graduated the academy. Photo: Left: AP;
    A female firefighter who was allowed to graduate the Fire Academy despite failing physical tests has already gone out on medical leave — just 10 days into the job, The Post has learned.
    Probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill. Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said.
    It was her second shift after a transfer from Engine 301. In training for a hazmat assignment, officers found her struggling to perform the required tasks.
    Firefighters called the tripping incident embarrassing — and alarming.
    “If you’re going to get hurt in the firehouse checking a rig, what would happen at a fire?” an insider asked.
    On Nov. 6, Doirin-Holder celebrated her FDNY graduation as one of four new female Bravest, bringing the number of women to 49 — an all-time high in the FDNY’s 150-year history.
    But Doirin-Holder’s competence was questioned by sources familiar with her training. They said academy instructors let her pass the Functional Skills Test, a rigorous obstacle course of job-related tasks, even though she had failed to complete it in the required 17 minutes and 50 seconds or under.
    In addition, when she failed to finish a 1.5-mile run in 12 minutes or less — even after the course was shortened — she was allowed to demonstrate aerobic capacity on a StairMaster machine under watered-down requirements enacted by FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
    Doirin-Holder, who turns 40 this month, is one of 282 “priority hires” passed over in 1999 and 2000. Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered they must get preference as victims of past discrimination against minorities.
    It was Doirin-Holder’s third attempt to pass the academy. She failed midway through an academy class in 2013 and returned to her former job as an EMT. Two other female priority hires in that class did well.
    Doirin-Holder started another class in early 2014 but dropped out because of an injury. The FDNY then gave her a desk job and kept her on the payroll at top firefighter salary, $76,488. She made $81,376 with overtime in 2014 and entered her third class this summer.
    Since she was injured on duty, she is eligible for a disability pension that would pay three-quarters of her annual salary, tax-free, if deemed unfit to return.
    In an online FDNY forum, firefighters fumed at the preferential treatment.
    “If you can’t meet the standards, you are a danger to yourself, the public and most importantly everyone operating on the fire ground who is doing their job,” one wrote.
    The FDNY said it won’t discuss personnel or medical matters.
  2. Mr Fantastic

    Mr Fantastic Found Nemo VIP

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Mayday Mayday:nojjbomb:
  3. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Nov 26, 2013
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    most likely very few women (and a lot of dudes) could pass these physical tests

    you make the broad in question 40 and can't be more than a handful of them in the country who could

    i'm in my early 40's in pretty good shape and like fuck i'm running down a flight of stairs carrying some fucking asshole who lit his apartment up cooking fries while he was loaded up on whisky

    and she looks like a dude--ugly bitch
  4. cetiya

    cetiya Lunatic VIP

    Feb 7, 2015
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    My brother was a firefighter in L.A county for 30 years. He hated women firefighters! He said they usually only last about 5 years before they get hurt and quit the job. He also gave me the scenario-- if you and your child was trapped on a higher floor, who would you want to come up the ladder. A woman who only has enough strength to carry one of you down, or a man who can carry you both down. I'm not sure how other firefighters feel about women ff's
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  5. Stag

    Stag Well-Known Member VIP

    Jan 17, 2014
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    I hope the people who make these decisions have to have open heart surgery by doctors that make it into and through medical school as "priority highers".
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  6. blindbella

    blindbella Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2014
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    Hey, that's my old 'hood. Glad I moved.
    Second, I'll wait until my niece's FDNY husband has had a couple of drinks in him this Thanksgiving and ask him what he thinks of this. :giggle: