Remember after 9/11 we found out that firefighters in the WTC towers

@estherlou (5017)
United States
February 25, 2007 5:57pm CST
couldn't recieve police-radio warnings to evacuate. We found out that police, fire department, rescue and other personnel are NOT able to communicate with each other in emergencies! Now, 5 years later, the 9/11 Commission says that only 6 out of 75 cities have fixed that problem. Highest scores go to Washington D.C., San Diego, Minniapolis-St.Paul, Columbus, Ohio, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Laramie County, Wyo. Cities and regions with low ratings include Cleveland, Ottumwa, Iowa, Yellowstone County, Albuquerque, NM, Mandan ND and American Samoa. Wow! You would think after 5 years of talking about terrorist prevention we would have more safe-guards in place. And I would think communication between all of a city's emergency divisions would be top priority! To read this story, go to March 2007 issue of NewsMax magazine.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
Yes it seems strange, it is a wonder the unions if they have them over there haven't insisted, that is sad to think with the atmosphere of today that they don't fix every little glitch.
• United States
26 Feb 07
what amazes me is how we all pulled together as Americans on that day and now were back to the old ways and folks seem to have forgotten that!
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Yes, it was good to see that deep down, we can care for each other. We just tend to get wrapped up in our own busy lives and don't pay attention to others unless it's an emergency.
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@melman (129)
• United States
8 Apr 07
i never knew this its kinda shocking and i think it should be a national law about comunication between big stuff like this
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
7 Apr 07
It is ashame how under prepared we are for emergencies and not having sufficient communication available in crisis is very alarming. It makes you wonder if the terrorists know this information and could be possibly planning another attack. We do need more safeguards in place. We are definitely not prepared for another attack. Communication is the most important thing to prevent another attack like the one on 9/11.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
26 Feb 07
From the things I have seen in the paper it has been a big argument over spending money. We still have firemen having fund raisers to buy protective gear since they are not funded and provided for. Our local water plant is easily compromised and don't think anyone notices or cares. I hope we don't wait too long before we end up paying for our delay in preparation.
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@TinWolf (184)
• United States
26 Feb 07
And your point is? First of all, even given that OUR "intelligence" lacks Honesty, at the same time being as secretive to the general public as it can be. Terrorism isn't something we can depend on and likely should get over being paranoid about. Beyond the fact that it was tragic ( I lost two female cousins in tower 1) The "JOB" a firefighter, Police Officer, Armed forces individual accept comes with many diclaimers, even if not printed out in bold Red letters in their indoctrination manuals. FIGHT FIRE is as much a challenge as any task on the planet. Sadly I agree that technology should have been in effect prior to the event, but "KNOWLEDGE" is usually acquired AFTER one needs it.
@callybop (149)
26 Feb 07
People seem to get complacent don't they. It should have been sorted as across the board as soon as possible. Very worrying.
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