I know that this may be old news to those of you in NYC but I just learned of it...and frankly I'm disgusted. It is a sad comentary on the direction of the fire service in this country...increasingly nerds and bean counters are running the show instead of jakes. Its a damn shame if you ask me. If this is the most important thing the FDNY brass has to worry about then things must be going swimingly in the big apple. Excellent way to destroy the unique character and morale of a great department all in one shot. Check out this story.