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Air warden service

Friday, February 09, 1951

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

John J. Travis and Thomas McVeigh talk about the Police Emergency Division and the air warden service.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71812
Municipal archives id: LT1800

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Thomas McVeigh and John J. Travis

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From public welfare to firefighting to water safety, this program updates the public about disaster preparedness.

From 1950 to 1952, Arthur J. Wallander, Civil Defense Director for New York City, interviewed the heads of city departments about the steps their departments had taken to meet the needs of the city's civil defense system.

These programs provide an interesting vantage point on beliefs and fears about what many assumed were imminent attacks.  While providing exhaustive details about the municipal systems, they also ask the implicit question, what is your plan in the case of nuclear attack? 

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