Traffic in an emergency

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The 21st program in the series. Bill Leonard introduces Kazamir A. Kenzwick (?), assistant deputy director for operations and training of the New York State Civil Defense Commission, who talks about the state's plan for dealing with traffic in an emergency.

Full dress rehearsals in the city showed deficiencies in their preparations.

Following a bomb attack, all movement in and out of the city is forbidden. Civil defense routes will be controlled to ensure movement of safety vehicles.

Train, road, and water traffic will be controlled in the event of an attack. We will employ all moving vehicles.

Leonard talks to deputy commissioner T.T. Wylie (?), of the department of traffic of New York City, about local plans for emergency traffic. Wylie answers specific questions from the radio audience.

Emergency Taxi Corps operates as part of the air warden service. Messenger service, ambulance service.

After a bombing, all traffic is prohibited. Sign up for civil defense, both where you live and where you work.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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