Hundreds of FDNY medics fail lieutenant exam
By Ginger Adams Otis
The New York Post
NEW YORK — It was a massive medical failure for hundreds of FDNY medics who hoped to get promoted, as a measly eight out of 721 city Emergency Medical Service workers passed the most recent lieutenant exam.
The 1.1 percent pass rate for the 2008 test is about 38 percentage points lower than the last time the exam was given, in 2004, when 1,044 medics took the test and 409, or 39 percent, passed, The Post has learned.
The FDNY was at a loss to explain how so many medics bombed the test.