Probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill. Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said.
“If you’re going to get hurt in the firehouse checking a rig, what would happen at a fire?” an insider asked.
Doirin-Holder, who turns 40 this month, is one of 282 “priority hires” passed over in 1999 and 2000. Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered they must get preference as victims of past discrimination against minorities.
It was Doirin-Holder’s third attempt to pass the academy.
Doirin-Holder started another class in early 2014 but dropped out because of an injury. The FDNY then gave her a desk job and kept her on the payroll at top firefighter salary, $76,488.
Since she was injured on duty, she is eligible for a disability pension that would pay three-quarters of her annual salary, tax-free, if deemed unfit to return.
Gee, I think I'll just get up and go to work once again this morning. After all, the state needs my money to pay for this sort of stuff. I'm oh so happy to work like a dog for you, so you can have it easy after ten horrible days of true labor.
Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder, below, in all her glory.