Many years ago the physical tests for prospective fire fighters in the UK were reduced in intensity so that more women could be hired. New York City has gone one step further – here. The original New York Post piece is here.
Elizabeth Crowley nominated herself for our ‘Gormless Woman of the Month’ award with this comment:
There are still concerns that excessive testing methods within the Fire Academy are being used to keep women probationary firefighters from graduating.
Maybe one day Ms Crowley will find herself in a burning building when an all-female fire crew turns up, none of whom were subjected to ‘excessive testing methods’, none of whom are physically strong enough to carry her to safety, and thereby save her life.