Fat FDNY wannabee told to hit the bricks, now he sues

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  1. Shithead

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    New York City is justa a piggybank for lawsuits....Blame the "contribute nothing" scum known as lawyers


    Overweight FDNY wannabe sues for being told to lose weight
    By Julia Marsh

    September 11, 2015 | 11:52pm

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    A bulky Bravest wannabe is acting like a big loser in a new lawsuit against the FDNY, claiming the department put him at risk by telling him to shed pounds or find a new career.

    Brooklyn resident Anthony Perilli Jr. is 6-foot-3¹/₂ and weighed 314 pounds in February 2014 when he had an exam with the department’s chief medical officer.

    “He was given 30 days to lose 71 pounds, as his target weight was 243 pounds,” his Manhattan Supreme Court suit says.

    Perilli, who had already passed the civil service exam and a fitness test, tried his best to slim down, but only lost 12 pounds.

    He was given another two months to lose weight, but he flat-lined at 302 pounds.

    Perilli was told he couldn’t become a firefighter, but he wasn’t ready to give up, so he appealed and won yet another 60 days to shed the remaining 59 pounds. He came up short with a final weight of 271 pounds — 28 pounds away from the FDNY-required target.

    Perilli sued when the department again removed him from its list of candidates, claiming the “Biggest Loser”-style regimen was “abusive.”

    “The expected weight loss was hazardous to Mr. Perilli’s health and put his life in jeopardy,” his suit says.

    The case includes a statement from a doctor who puts “the accepted medical protocol of weight loss [at] 1-2 pounds a week. “The FDNY initially told Perilli to lose 71 pounds in 30 days,” according to his suit.

    Despite his heft, Perilli says he successfully completed eight fire-related test tasks in under 10 minutes and 20 seconds while wearing a 50-to 75-pound vest.

    In its May 2015 determination to bar the candidate from joining the FDNY, the department argued firefighters carry 60 pounds of equipment including a breathing aid and bunker gear and that the “additional weight impacts on the cardiovascular and muscular-skeletal systems.”

    The Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, resident was deemed “not qualified” to join the ranks of New York’s Bravest because of his weight.

    His lawyer refused to comment, saying her client didn’t want to “reveal his identity” even though he filed a public lawsuit.

    A spokesman for the city’s Law Department said, “Once we are served [with court papers], we’ll begin our process of evaluating the merits of each claim and investigating the facts.”

    Earlier this year, the son of a New York firefighter who was killed on 9/11 faced a similar battle of the bulge. But instead of suing, Matthew Asaro put himself on a diet and endured a rigorous exercise regimen. In April, he had just 12 pounds to lose in order to make the cut.

    Rookies must maintain their weight for a year after probation. After that no one is yanked from duty because of their weight.
     
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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    shouldn't cops/firefighters be expected to keep their weight in check as an on going condition of employment?


    and this guy is a big fat baby
     
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    Eye kin loose sheventy pounds in thurrty daysh Howerit

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    In all fairness you can't lose 71 pounds in 30 dayds, that is unrealistic to ask of him.
     
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    This is where we need a good judge who will just throw out this frivolous lawsuit before wasting the court's time and taxpayer's money.
     
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    Rules are rule, besides, they gave him extentions which he failed to meet
     
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    They should just hire people on scooters next
     
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    He might as well sue, didnt they relax the fitness portion already for a woman?

    Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    "The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.

    Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.

    “They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training."



    http://nypost.com/2015/05/03/woman-to-become-ny-firefighter-despite-failing-crucial-fitness-test/
     
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    I'm all for women's rights but not here. I hope no one gets hurt getting her out of a jam.
     
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    #NeverForget - to eat.
     
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    My brother in law is a volunteer fireman, and his measurements are bigger than this guy's.
     
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    When someone gets hurt because she is unable to perform her job duties, they can sue. :woot:
     
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    This is where we're at in America in 2015.

    It doesn't matter if you're unable to perform a job, who is anyone to say you shouldn't get it anyway.
     
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    TO be fair, volunteer departments take anything with a pulse.
     
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    true
     
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    Fat back draft
     
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    Remember - these guys were raised in the everyone gets a trophy era.
     
  19. PI Nate

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    This is a fact!
    We have firepersons that can't perform the job description. Obese bikini models and at kids sporting events, they don't keep score. We're raising generations of entitled delusional douchbags.
     
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    I don't know how he passed the physical. I took it when I was 24 and almost passed out. And I was in great shape then. This guy must have ballooned up after he took the physical. He's not meeting the FDNY's weight requirement to start on the job. It's like failing the psychological when trying to be a cop. There should be no question.

    Once again - some lawyer trying to make a buck.
     
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