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Terrorism Poses Risks for Rescue Workers

Police officers, firefighters, health care workers and others who would be the first to respond to a terrorist attack say they need better protection, according to a study released Wednesday. The 174-page report by the Rand Corp., a California-based think tank, said responders don’t know how well their clothing would protect them, or how well their current equipment would function. They said that they often cannot talk to one another because radios work on different frequencies. “Men and women who choose to risk their lives to save the lives of others are telling us they need better protection, better safety training equipment and better coordination to do their jobs,” said Tom LaTourrette, lead author of the study, which is based on interviews with 190 people in 60 communities. Full Story

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