A woman is set to join the New York City Fire Department despite failing a crucial physical fitness test, according to the New York Post.
Rebecca Wax, 33, is expected to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy and will become the first firefighter to have failed the Functional Skills Training (FST) test, the Post reported.
The grueling test requires potential recruits to climb six flights of stairs in full gear and drag dummies through tunnels with little visibility, among other tasks, and it’s to be completed in under 18 minutes, according to the Post.
Despite many attempts over the academy’s 18-week training course, Ms. Wax completed the test just once in more than 22 minutes, the Post reported.
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