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The very tests you are talking about are the ones that the woman wanted changed. I remember this because they showed the men performing the test. They had one of those little training towers, and the applicants had to carry the hose.
Looking at the website, I see that the judge ordered the tests to be changed in 1982. Since I was born in 1980, I doubt that I would remember watching 60 Minutes prior to this judges decision.
She was upset that these, now lowered standards, weren't low enough, and that if a woman could not perform the basic tasks that a fireman needed to do, that machines should be made to perform them for her.