Female FDNY Firefighter Quits After Failing Running Test Again

A female recruit who became a Fire Department of New York firefighter despite repeatedly failing a required running test has quit.

The New York Post reported (http://bit.ly/1i98UXx) that Wendy Tapia, 31, resigned Thursday after failing the test for the sixth time. An FDNY spokesman said Tapia would return to the EMS ranks.

Tapia was one of only five women among 285 new firefighters who graduated from the Randall's Island training academy on May 17.

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For more on related issues, consider Female Firefighters Weigh in on Physical Testing DebateThe Dilemma of Being a Woman Firefighter, Part 1 and The Dilemma of Being a Woman Firefighter, Part 2.

 

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