Report: FDNY Rookie Firefighter Injuries Increase

A recent news report says rookie firefighters hired by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) are being injured in unprecedented numbers after the fire department dropped its rigorous standards.

The New York Post says (http://bit.ly/1utmQ4g) at least a dozen recruits out of the new class of 300 have had to go on paid medical leave. Usually no more than one or two are hurt per year, the report says.

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A high-ranking source told the Post that some of the probies “don’t belong there” and that some are even welcoming the injuries so they can get more time to study and get in shape.

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