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FDNY: Don’t Say the E-Word Over the Radio

10.16.14 Bucky Turco

Ebola is now a loaded word and according to the New York Post, the FDNY issued a memo telling personnel not to use it on the radio should the highly influential virus touch down in New York. The preferred designation is “F/T” for fever/travel. Officials are worried that the E-word could cause a city-wide scare with amateurs and journalists alike monitoring fire department scanners. But now that everyone knows what the letters “F/T” stand for, isn’t the chances of causing a panic still just as possible? (Photo: @cisc1970)