Firefighting test wipes out reporter – Quad-Cities Online

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Thanks to Firewhirl for this link. Anthony Watt, a Davenport journalist took the Davenport Fire Department physical agility test and wrote a story on it.

Quad-Cities Online:

Ever heard of someone’s legs being like rubber? I am that guy. In fact, as I stagger over to where the Davenport firefighters have thoughtfully left an icy cooler full of drinks, I feel like Gumby looks.

The lieutenant, Todd Whitchelo, looks concerned. I suspect he thought about having a paramedic look me over, but he doesn’t. I sit on some steps, sucking down cool air and a sports drink that I have to hold with both hands because they won’t grip.(Read More)

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