FDNY inaugurates Health Program

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

FDNY inaugurates Health Program Fire Commissioner Edward F. Cavanagh, Jr. has announced that beginning July 18, the New York Fire Department and the Department of Health, in a cooperative venture, commenced what is probably one of the largest single personnel X-ray programs ever undertaken by a municipal agency. Four mobile X-ray units, under the supervision of the Department of Health X-ray technicians, located at designated firehouse locations each day between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., for the purpose of taking chest X-rays of all members of the New York City Fire Department. The units moved on pre-arranged schedules into each of the 13 divisions of the New York Fire Department at two periods each day; The first, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; the second, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Commissioner Cavanagh stated that this program was undertaken upon the recommendation of the medical division of…

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