Skip to comments.‘Absolutely Insane’: Connecticut Law Would Axe Fitness Requirements for Female Firefighters
Posted on 01/18/2023 3:51:19 PM PST by Rummyfan
,big>Firefighters say Dem-sponsored bill will put the public at risk
Connecticut Democrats are working to lower the physical fitness requirements for female firefighters, saying that less onerous standards will make fire departments "more diverse."
A law introduced earlier this month in the Connecticut State Assembly would let women skip the Candidate Physical Ability Test, a timed gauntlet used by fire departments across the country. The test, which only 10 to 15 percent of women pass, requires candidates to complete intense physical tasks while wearing a 50 pound vest. It’s designed to simulate the experience of navigating a fire in heavy gear—and to weed out those unable to do so.
The law, introduced by five Democratic lawmakers, would offer women an alternative test based on "revised physical standards," with the goal of ensuring that "additional female candidates" qualify for firefighter positions, text from the bill states.
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The results? Picture female singer LIZZO as a Firefighter.
Don’t expect these hefty gals to go up a ladder and carry somebody out of a burning building.
a much easier solution is simply to have half the men identify as women and POOF equality!
Do it. Why not? Let them have it. Let them have everything they want.
Only hire women for cops and firefighter. Do it.
The biggest downside to that is, Connecticut has some pretty restrictive gun laws so it isn’t easy for folks to be able to defend themselves. But, it is possible, actually.
The glaring issue is, the folks that bring this sh*t up, get it passed and enact it, will NEVER take responsibility for the disaster that will come.
They’ll sling 2 tons of poo against the wall and expect someone else to figure it out. And when that happens, their response is, Who me? I’m responsible? Nah.
Also known as the fat, ugly, lesbian law
In the name of DIE or DEI and/or idiocy
Ahh, equality. Both male and females would die on the job - equally.
Almost leads one to believe they just want to burn it all down.
Then they can build their utopia.
How do they know they are not males?
And after all the work and sacrifice Gabby Dawson went to on Chicago Fire to qualify?
OK, I can kind of understand the desire to have more women police officers. Women perceive things differently than men and women may offer valuable insights to defuse a tense situation. On the other hand, when things get physical, most women are definitely at disadvantage.
That said, what special insights do women bring to fighting a fire? Do fires respond differently to women than men? Can a 110 pound woman drag my unconscious fat self from out of a fire? This is just plain stupid, but alas, it might not be the stupidest thing offered by dems today.
And unless they hire a biologist, how can they tell who is female?
Those two are firefighters?!
I’d like to see all men quit such fire departments.
Worse-—How about a dwarf trying to rescue an hurt person of normal size???
LIZZO & “LADDER” NOT a match
How is this insane? Our Armed Forces have dumbed down fitness requirements for females for the last several decades.
No, have them declare they identify as women and will sue if they are treated differently.
Exactly. Size requirements are there for a good reason!
“Phobias” have nothing to do with it.
I saw a midget firefighter a few years back.
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