It's no secret the city's Police and Fire Departments are preparing for possible terrorist attacks, but now there's word that one of the main threats the FDNY is planning for is a nuclear attack.
The FDNY says it's been training to combat threats like dirty bomb attacks or the detonation of a crude nuclear device.
Department officials say they're particularly concerned about attacks on skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan which would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.
As many as 3,000 firefighters have been trained as hazardous materials specialists, and every unit is now outfitted with radiation devices.
The news comes less than two weeks after the city stepped up security on the subway system in response to what turned out to be a bogus terror threat. In the wake of the fiasco, city officials have said they are working to improve communication.
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