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Report: Underground Radio Communications May Be Weak Spot in NYC MCI Response

Several EMTs reportedly told the New York Post that, despite firefighter and police efforts on joint training during a recent drill, underground communications remain a weak point in the city’s plan to deal with a mass-casualty event such as a mass shooting or terrorist attack.

The Post reported that one EMT commenting on the recent three-hour interagency drill said that responders’ “radios do not work underground,” making communications in a subway response scenario difficult.

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The report noted that the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and New York Police Department (NYPD) have made strides in their underground communications since the attacks of 9/11.

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