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    Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    Sounds like 9/11 again


    Radios for federal firefighters and police officers failed during Monday’s mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard, according to union representatives for first responders.

    Union officials said police and firefighters resorted to using their cellphones and radios from D.C.’s emergency responders to communicate with each other during the attack.

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    Re: Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    Naturally the junk radios are nobody's fault, nobody bought them, tested them or reviewed whether they worked. It seems that the higher the level of gov't then the less accountability exists. The answer will likely be to give the same morons that bought the last junk radios much more money hoping that, this time, they will actually find stuff that works. Perhaps they can ask other fire/police departments what works instead of giving the contract to a buddy again.
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    Re: Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Naturally the junk radios are nobody's fault, nobody bought them, tested them or reviewed whether they worked. It seems that the higher the level of gov't then the less accountability exists. The answer will likely be to give the same morons that bought the last junk radios much more money hoping that, this time, they will actually find stuff that works. Perhaps they can ask other fire/police departments what works instead of giving the contract to a buddy again.
    Sounds like you need to have a little talk with this guy:



    That's Vincent C. Gray, Mayor of D.C. and the man ultimately responsible for supplying D.C. police and fire departments with junk radios. You can take solace in the fact that he is a Democrat.

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    Re: Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    Anyone who has served a day in any combat related MOS in the military knows that comm always goes down when you need it the most. They should have had a secondary net set up. It's good the responding officers had enough sense to switch to cell phones.
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    Re: Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    one key note from the OP link

    "Radio communications has been a persistent problem for public safety officials,"

    The digital radios seem to be not a good as the old FM radios.

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    Re: Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Anyone who has served a day in any combat related MOS in the military knows that comm always goes down when you need it the most. They should have had a secondary net set up. It's good the responding officers had enough sense to switch to cell phones.

    Sense, or common sense?

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    Re: Radios failed during Navy yard attack emergency responders say

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Sense, or common sense?
    Sure.
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