Official orders and instructions to auxiliary members of the New York City Fire Department

Friday, March 12, 1943

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

The New York City Fire Department's official orders of the day.

On Tuesday night of this week, a meeting at headquarters. It was proposed that certain members of the auxiliary be trained to be "key men" to take the place of firemen in an emergency. The stated purpose of drills. The deadline for adherence to Local Law 25 (air raid protection law) has passed. Exhibition of new OCD films. Information about a new plane. A recent 4 alarm fire in Brooklyn. There will be no broadcast over the weekend, but participants are encouraged to listen to the Mayor's broadcast on Sunday and be prepared for a drill over the weekend.

"Civilian Defense is You."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71832
Municipal archives id: LT1789


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