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'1st responder' shortage cited

Police, fire lack personnel to fight terror, chiefs say

By Sean P. Murphy
Globe Staff / May 13, 2004

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Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, towns and cities statewide have collectively shed 945 police officers and 798 firefighters because of layoffs or attrition, and 83 percent of police chiefs and 92 percent of fire chiefs say their departments are unprepared for a terror attack, according to a survey of the state's police and fire chiefs by a state ... (Full Article: 687 Words)

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