Scores for blacks and Hispanics soar on newly revamped FDNY test
Blacks and Hispanics scored significantly better on the newly revamped FDNY exam, a shift that could lead to firefighter jobs for a many as 42% of the minority-group test-takers, city officials revealed Tuesday.
The would-be minority-group firefighters far outscored those who sat for the previous three exams — the results of which were deemed discriminatory and tossed out by a judge.
Bravest hopefuls who nail a grade of 97 or higher are considered likely to be hired by the FDNY over the next four years.
Nearly half — 42.3% — of minority-group members who took the test cleared that hurdle, officials said.
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