Skip to comments.FDNY Prepares For Worst [Nuclear Attack]
Posted on 10/22/2005 3:30:06 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
It's no secret the city's Police and Fire Departments are preparing for possible terrorist attacks, but now there's word that one of the main threats the FDNY is planning for is a nuclear attack.
The FDNY says it's been training to combat threats like dirty bomb attacks or the detonation of a crude nuclear device.
The department says it's particularly concerned about attacks on skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan which would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.
As many as 3,000 firefighters have been trained as hazardous materials specialists, and every unit is now outfitted with radiation devices.
The news comes less than two weeks after the city stepped up security on the subway system in response to what turned out to be a bogus terror threat. In the wake of the fiasco, city officials have said they are working to improve communication.
Get those thyroid pills (K??), a water filtration device, and stock up on supplies. How long would those Manhattan crosswinds take to blow a nuclear cloud off the island?
I know this is changing the subject, but is the Left still advocating porous national borders?
Bush needs to go on national tv and let the terrorist know that if ONE nuke goes off in this country, that Mecca will be vaporized in retalilation. That is the only thing that the terrorist hold dear that we can threaten them with.
The Bush Administration is no longer advocating open borders, but time will tell if it's lip service or not.