A woman who has failed the FDNY fitness test six times is getting another chance to pass.
Thirty-four-year-old Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate in 2013 depending on her results of the running test. She failed the required 2.4km (1.5mi) in 12 minutes or less after six chances and quit the force. However, she is set to restart the 18-week training academy, and fire department sources are saying she will pass this time around.
Should she be able to keep trying if she fails? How many chances should she be able to get?