It’s about the NY fire department being made to “diversify” it’s personnel make-up, too many white Americans/Italians on the force. Remember, it’s not important whether they can fight fires or not – diversity is everything:
The ‘diverse’ slate couldn’t pass written tests. Female candidates couldn’t pass physical tests. But the bar was lowered anyway and they were swept in, with predictably disastrous results.
And so it came down to Michael D. Johnson:
Michael D. Johnson won’t fight fires. Instead he stays on the sidelines as his Engine Co. 257 colleagues rush into burning buildings. Nicknamed “Tragic Johnson” by rank and file, he’s managed to evade the smoke and flames several times since joining the Canarsie, Brooklyn, firehouse last year.
The latest fright unfolded April 2 at a three-alarm blaze on East 78th Street, when Johnson’s irked captain radioed a “mayday” after discovering Johnson was AWOL, sources said. He had been assigned as “backup” to the nozzle man carrying the hose into the burning two-story building.
That left just two firefighters — the first and a third — to haul the heavy hose up a long staircase and spray water on the flames.
You can understand that. People can get burnt in there and that would be an infringement on his human rights, as a diversity candidate. Never mind about the building or the house or the people getting burnt inside, they are irrelevant.
Michael’s rights as a black are paramount here.
Department members are afraid to openly complain or criticize Johnson because he was hired under a court order to increase minority hiring in the FDNY.
End of the matter. Well, what will actually happen to him?
Since he’s incapable of doing the job and he can’t be fired, he’ll be promoted.
Remember, the FDNY regularly sends its officers on “sensitivity training” courses, so that’s all right then.
Let’s all say a silent prayer of thanks for Affirmative Action.