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Robert Gearty

Robert Gearty appears in the following:

Union Says Delay Cost Officer His Life

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze in a Coney Island high rise last month, they didn’t know two police offers lay trapped in the 13th floor hallway until it was too late. One officer died in a tragic failure to communicate.

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Why 911 Needs an Overhaul

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a halt to and review of the 911 call system overhaul, which is already more than a billion dollars over budget. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Robert Gearty report on some of the problems with the new system that was intended to improve response times. 

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Did the City's Flawed 911 System Delay Response to Deadly Metro-North Train Derailment?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

The delayed response to December's deadly Bronx Metro-North derailment is detailed in a document released to WNYC by a city fire union. The union claims the city's 911 system is to blame.

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It Seemed Like 'Forever': Did 911 Fail a Burning Convent?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WNYC

It took well over the average response time for fire trucks to get to a Staten Island blaze — and they arrived at the wrong building. Troubling recordings and documents obtained by WNYC reveal the role played by the city's 911 system.

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