By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “NYPD Body Positive Officer”
  1. THATS the one you want chasing ya after you commit yer nefarious deed…. you could ride a turtle and be 200 yards ahead… “diversity”…

  2. Hey don’t be so mean to Officer Sandbag!

    I’ll stand behind Sandbag any day.

  3. I don’t understand this. I have a number of acquaintances in law enforcement in my community. Their PT requirements are real, though age-adjusted. The requirements are very practical — involving physical tasks that an officer might have to deal with, like carrying a wounded officer from danger or an unconscious subject from a fire. There’s no way a person like that could pass the physical here. Where I live, chasing people is a very small part of the work, but it is nonetheless fairly physical on an intermittent basis.

    1. NYC is a different world.
      At one point, in order to become a NYC Firefighter, you had to be able to carry a 75 pound dead weight up a ladder, I think to the second floor, possibly 3rd, and back down. Not enough women applicants were capable of doing that, so they changed the requirement to get more female firefighters.
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      But, then had to hire on even more men firefighters because saving people was more important than looking diverse.

      1. I keep wondering about firefighter standards, because it seems most of the time I see a firefighter on the nightly news he’s a fat guy. And yes, I know turnout gear is bulky, I’ve adjusted for that.

        1. That could be the captain, or some field coordinator that holds no responsibility for entering a building or carrying a victim down a ladder. The gear is more for show than for use.
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          As a general rule, when I see the local firefighters they are pretty fit. Their administration, that’s a different story.

  4. In order to get a ‘Red Card’ for wildland fire fighting, there were several physical tests that have to be successfully completed.

    Plus, unless they’ve changed a few things in the years since I messed with it, there also was a requirement of a minimum pulse recovery time after strenuous activity. (I may be mis-remembering that, but I know they checked pulses at some point in the testing process..)

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