The role of the Central Registration Bureau in Civil Defense
Wednesday, December 06, 1950
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Commissioner Arthur Wallander welcomes Commissioner Hilliard of the Department of Welfare. They discuss the Central Registration Bureau. They will only register civilians affected by an attack.
Each injured person received at a hospital or dead person received at a morgue will be recorded on a registration card. If the injured or dead cannot be identified information related to age, sex, and physical characteristics will be gathered.
To get information concerned people outside of the blast area would write in to the Central Registration Bureau or to the Red Cross.
People living in the area searching for family or friends would go to one of the 47 Emergency Welfare Centers and register.
Clothing manufacturers and charitable organizations are expected to lend their aid if clothing is needed following an attack. Volunteers are still needed.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71608
Municipal archives id: LT1865