Role of Emergency Health Division in Civil Defense

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

Wallander talks to John F. Mahoney talks about how the Department of Health fits in to the city's civil defense plan. Casualty Aid Stations in each district. Food inspection. Safety of water supply, safe sewage disposal. Rescuing, picking up victims of the bombing, movement to hospitals and treatment centers. In the event of an atomic attack, it is necessary to determine if that area is contaminated with dangerous levels of radioactive activity. Geiger counters for measuring radiation. Each borough will have a lab for testing information from Geiger counters. Blood donation.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71598
Municipal archives id: LT1792