Wednesday, September 15, 2010
PRC Candidate McCamley to Take Las Cruces Fire Department Ability Test
Now here's a candidate who values experience gained on-the-ground doing one of the important things he'd be responsible for regulating, if he wins the office. On Saturday, September 18th, Bill McCamley, a candidate for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in District 5, will attempt to pass the Las Cruces Fire Department’s Public Physical Ability Test. McCamley will make the attempt at 8:00 AM at the Las Cruces Fire Station #4 located at 2802 E Missouri.
According to McCamley, the test is open to any member of the public interested in becoming a recruit for the Department. The test consists of nine events -- such as dragging a charged fire hose 50 feet, raising and lowering a ladder, unscrewing a fire hydrant and climbing three flights of stairs with a 40-pound hose pack. A 30-pound oxygen tank is worn during the entire test, and all events must be completed in less than eight minutes to qualify for the fire fighters’ program.
“The New Mexico PRC is in charge of overseeing the State’s Fire Marshall’s office. These firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect the public and it is important that candidates and officials understand, at least to a small extent, what they go through,” McCamley said in a statement released yesterday.
According to Fire Department personnel, McCamley would be the first political official to attempt the test and, if successful, the first to pass it. I, for one, will be cheering on McCamley from afar. If you live in the Las Cruces area, by all means go on down and give him a thumb's up in person.
Maybe Bill McCamley will see a traffic accident either on the way to the firefighters' test or while going home.
He can stop and observe and make himself available to the news media, giving his opinions and telling us what he would do as PRC Commissioner to make things safer.
Thanks, Bill. You're one of the original shills.
P.S. The tip of the day for you is Rogaine.
Posted by: Josh Dismumke | Sep 17, 2010 12:05:01 PM
I see we have a troll with no sense of humor. McCamley is funny, smart and active very unlike his cranky and lazy opponent.
Posted by: Bob | Sep 17, 2010 5:31:40 PM