NYPD, FDNY chiefs head to DC to push for bill

August 17, 2011 4:57:31 AM PDT
New York City's police and fire chiefs are in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to push for a better communication system for first responders.

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly are encouraging lawmakers to create a national communication network for rescue workers.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is co-sponsor of the bill that would help different agencies connect during an emergency.