VIA| This summer, Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder made news after her classmates at the FDNY training academy complained that she was unqualified to be a firefighter because she wasn’t in good enough shape.
Her classmates claimed that she wasn’t able to run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes.
However, despite failing the fitness portion of the exam, she was allowed to graduate and join the FDNY as a “priority hire” because she had previously experienced racial discrimination.
After only 10 days on the job, she broke her foot during a routine exercise.
From Fox News:
Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder broke her foot during a routine equipment check after just ten days in her position, Brian Kilmeade said on “Fox and Friends” this morning.
Doirin-Holder gained attention this summer after classmates publicly criticized her physical fitness levels, saying she was unqualified for the job.
Despite failing several tests, the former EMT was named a “priority hire” by a judge due to past experiences of discrimination.
The New York Post reports on the latest incident:
Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said.
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.
I hope that Doirin-Holder fully recovers quickly and no one takes any pleasure in her injury, but it illuminates a very serious point. These tests and qualifiers are in place for a very good reason. These firefighters are there to keep us safe in dangerous environments and it is critically important that they are in top physical shape.
Not everyone can be a firefighter and that isn’t because of gender but because it’s hard.
If you can’t pass the test, you shouldn’t be a firefighter.
This serves as just another example of how feelings should never get in the way of truth.
Priority hire? Come on…