In the name of diversity, inclusion, and equity (or something), Connecticut Democrats are working to “lower” the physical fitness requirements for female firefighters. Basically pushing any benchmarks out of existence.
These lawmakers believe this will make the force “more diverse,” even though they are totally dismissing the only thing that’s important in this field: the ability and skill set to be successful at putting out fires and saving lives.
Much of which, obviously stems from a certain measurable level of physical fitness.
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