Article Out Loud - Best Practice: Auxiliary Radios for Healthcare Facilities

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal. 

When an emergency or disaster occurs, healthcare facilities require reliable communications for ensuring the safety and well-being of those in their care. The New York City Emergency Management Department has revamped its City’s emergency radio communications program to ensure that critical information can be exchanged before the next incident. Their best practice serves as an example for other jurisdictions to upgrade their equipment and build in communication redundancies.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Ashleigh Holmes

Ashleigh Holmes is the community and ethnic media relations senior press officer at the New York City Emergency Management Department, where she has responded to various emergencies. She assists Introductionthe press team in day-to-day press operations and serves as one of the agency’s spokespersons, helping to develop and distribute information to the news media. Before joining NYC Emergency Management, she worked in television news for over 10 years at WHDH-TV in Boston, MA.



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