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The Sitting Ducks Squad New York

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 Cinnamon    28,899

City program sends unarmed firefighters and EMTs into ‘active shooter’ situations

The first “rescue task force” units are ready to roll in several Midtown firehouses — near Times Square, the Port Authority bus terminal, Penn
Station, Madison Square Garden and other crowded places. They were deployed in the Sept. 17 Chelsea bombing, the NYPD confirmed.

But the program has fueled concern among the unarmed first responders, who could be exposed to mass murderers or terrorists using assault weapons or explosives.

“It’s a f–king disaster,” a worried firefighter said. “We’re relying on these cops to give us the all-clear to head in and administer aid. What happens if there’s more than one shooter? We’re not ready for this.”

Another FDNY member dubbed it “the sitting ducks squad.”

Teams consisting of three firefighters, two EMTs and an EMS officer will wear bullet-resistant vests and helmets. Four cops specially trained for emergencies will guard them — two in the front and two in the rear.



The ones who brainstormed this idiocy should be the first ones to try it! 

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