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DC Firefighters Will Ditch Encryption After Smoke Disaster – DCInno

dcogcadmin | February 15, 2015

Metro’s L’Enfant Plaza smoke incident on Jan. 12 raised numerous questions about what went wrong that day and led to the death of 61-year-old passenger Carol Glover. Among those issues, firefighters’ use of radio encryption and difficulties communicating in the tunnels have sparked a heated dispute between the city and WMATA over whether or not transportation officials were properly notified about how radios were being used.

Now, the city will reportedly end to firefighters’ use of encrypted radio communications in most or all circumstances...[To Read More]