Dangerous diversity
Apr 03, 2018 | 7555 views | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro recently announced that more than half of our city's firefighters will be minority members, and 15 percent will be females by 2029.

He wants the Fire Department to reflect New York's diversity. That's great, as long as they're able to put out fires.

While expanding recruiting outreach, the FDNY is lowering physical

standards, According to an article in the Post, probationary firefighters who fail to run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes can take this fitness test on a Stair Master machine instead.

Diversity is a fine goal if it's attained by merit, not manipulation. Don't sacrifice lives on the altar of political correctness.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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