As viewers in South Florida watch worrisome images from the Hurricane Sandy storm zone, many worry about friends and loved ones that might be there, and have reached out to try to learn how they did through the storm. It hasn’t been easy to connect.
It’s been ten years since the 9/11 attacks laid bare the fact that police and firefighters couldn’t talk with one another at the World Trade Center. But it wasn’t just New York City first responders who’ve had to battle incompatible radio systems. A decade later… there remains a nationwide failure to communicate.