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New York Terror Drill Reveals Problems with EMT Radios in Subways

November 23, 2015  | 

While city cops and firefighters participated in a much-touted terror drill at a Manhattan subway station Sunday, several EMTs griped that it was a farce as far as their unit is concerned — because it’s still nearly impossible for them to communicate underground.

“The Fire Department is gloating, saying, ‘We’re ready for it, and we can handle everything,’ but they really aren’t,” said a frustrated EMT who questioned how the three-hour drill among the NYPD, FDNY and Department of Homeland Security could be successful in a real terror scenario given the weak radio signals.

“Our radios do not work underground,” he told the New York Post. “If there’s an attack, we’re all screwed.”


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xXXXX @ 11/23/2015 4:48 PM

OMG, we are our own worst enemy. Why would you tell the media something like this. Wake up, the media is not your friend.

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