FDNY medics complain about 'spotty' radio service in subway

An FDNY spokesperson said EMS radio communications work about 70 percent of the time

CBS New York

NEW YORK — In an emergency response headache for New York City, some EMS technicians say radio service is spotty and potentially dangerous on the subway.

As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, NYPD officers are known as the "finest" and FDNY firefighters as the "bravest." But some emergency medical technicians said they should be known as the "weakest," because their radio signals are so weak that they often don’t work when they respond to calls in the subway.

They said it is often like that old telephone commercial — "Can you hear me now?"

Full story: Emergency Radio Service Often Doesn’t Work In Subway, City EMTs Complain

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