Can a fitness model pass the FDNY test?

The video below attempts to answer the all-important question — “Can a “fitness model” (whatever that is) pass a New York Fire Department physical fitness test?” I won’t spoil the ending for you.

A question they DON’T answer: “Can a fitness model pass the Work Capacity Test?”, aka “Pack Test”? Do you think she could?

After I watched that video on YouTube, one of the “recommended” videos was titled TFFA Girls. It turns out that TFFA stands for Tucson Firefighters Association, and the video is a preview of the organization’s 2013 calendar, the female version. They also have a male calendar. I was unable to determine if the very fit women in the video, who occasionally wear turnout pants over bikinis, are actually Tucson firefighters.

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Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+

3 thoughts on “Can a fitness model pass the FDNY test?

  1. In the 80’s one of the FDNY agility test evolutions was picking up a sledge hammer and knocking a truck tire (mounted on a rim) down a waist high steel table. The test was timed and the farther down the table the candidate knocked the tire, the higher the score.

  2. I do not think I would want this model trying to save me from a fire. And where is her mask? All firefighters have to wear them when going into a fire.

  3. I personally worked with 2 of the girls in the TFFA video and yes, they are actually firefighters, and very good at what they do. Goolsby, not sure if you were trolling or what, but it’s a photo shoot/ publicity story, so yeah, they probably didn’t want to have her wearing a mask… Kinda defeats the purpose of the photo shoot, don’t you think? I’d personally go into a fire with any of the women from TFD. They hold their own.

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