Nassau 1st responders get new radios

Nassau's new radios, which cost about $54 million, allow first responders to talk on a designated channel that the general public can't hear. (1/15/13)

WOODBURY - Nassau first responders now have a new tool to help them communicate better in emergencies.

County Executive Ed Mangano handed out state-of-the-art radios to each of Nassau's fire departments last night. The radios, which cost about $54 million, allow first responders to talk on a designated channel that the general public can't hear.

Officials say Nassau police have been using similar systems for a couple of years.

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