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San Bernardino Hearing: Police Say Attack Shows Need For Secure Radio

(AP) — Emergency responders say the December attack that killed 14 people in San Bernardino underscored the need for protected radio communications and safety vests for ambulance personnel.

Law enforcement and medical personnel said Friday at a state legislative committee hearing in San Bernardinothat distinct agencies worked well together after the Dec. 2 shooting by a husband and wife inspired by Islamic extremists.

San Bernardino police Lt. Michael Madden, however, says law enforcement needs more secure radio communications, noting scanner traffic was broadcast live over the Internet as the incident occurred.

David Molloy, operations manager for a private ambulance company, says he did not have helmets or vests for his staff when they responded to the incident and the whereabouts of the shooters were still unknown.