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Sept. 11 Panel to Probe Police, Fire Dept. Flaws

New York City still lacks the resources needed to fully respond to catastrophic attacks like those of Sept. 11, 2001, the commission investigating the attacks will be told this week by police and fire officials. “Two-and-a-half years after 9/11, the city still has serious gaps in the equipment and training necessary to best prevent and respond to future terrorist attacks,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat, said last week, ahead of the hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday in New York. The commission, trying to understand what went wrong with the doomed rescue mission in the collapsing Twin Towers, will also hear testimony suggesting police and fire departments and other city agencies have yet to formally agree on how to coordinate their response to a major crisis. Full Story

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