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UPDATED with extended audio – Emergency radio traffic from CT elementary school shooting. At least 26 dead, including 18 children.

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Above is a corrected clip from firefighterdispatch that includes the audio lost from the previous clip.

Below is the first two hours of audio from Radioman911TV.


A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity for the same reason, said the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was killed and apparently had two guns.

Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.

“It’s alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America,” he said.

The superintendent’s office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. Andrea Rynn, a spokeswoman at the hospital, said it had three patients from the school but she did not have information on the extent or nature of their injuries.

State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m. A SWAT team was among the throngs of police to respond.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other’s shoulders.

Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and raced to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was fine, heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.

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  • Patrick

    Too close to home. Growing up in Danbury and having family in Newtown, My thoughts and prayers to the families, community and first responders

  • mdff

    What is wrong with modern society to revert to this madness?

  • cappy

    Prayers for all involved. Already reviewing my dept.’s sogs for mass casualty responce.

  • Curly in CT

    Thoughts and prayers to all. A town in Conn. changed forever. Dave about 6 min.’s of audio & that’s it.

  • BH

    Anybody else have the audio cut off at 6:10?

    • dave statter

      Yes. We have sent a message to firefighter dispatch. Thanks.

    • dave statter

      New audio file put up.

      • BH

        Thanks Dave.

  • Ron


    • AbsoluteReality

      Sorry Ron,

      Those are all just symptoms of the real problem.

      As a country (and worldwide),
      we have kicked the True and Living GOD out of our culture, society and daily lives.

      HE has promised that a country that Honors HIM will be Blessed.
      Yet, HE has given us a free will to accept or reject HIM.

      EXAMPLE: In 1962, the schools began to kick the Living LORD
      out of their building, culture teaching, etc.
      Of course, any other false god, perversion, lifestyle or belief is allowed if not encouraged.
      Is it any wonder about WHY the schools are such an evil mess.???

      They teach our children we evolved from pond scum.
      That we only live a short time and then we are just worm food.
      That it’s survival of the fittest and life really means nothing.
      Do what you like for tomorrow we die.

      Remember, JESUS is the reason for the Season.
      And Wise Men (and Women) still seek HIM.

      • dave statter

        Come on. Must we preach on this forum? That’s not what this site is for.


      • Fire21

        I agree with you, AbsoluteReality. Author Ayn Rand said it best: “You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.”

        • dave statter

          But this isn’t a religious or political forum. Feel free to get in each other’s face and try to impose your will on each other about whether they should have used a 21/2 on that house fire. But, as much as I will stand up with you against anyone who would try to get in the way of you exercising your freedom of religion, my blog is not the place to preach on these topics. I am not saying no and deleting your remarks, but I am asking you to not turn this into that. I would say the same thing to anyone who would want to start discussing gun control following the shootings. There are plenty of places to discuss those topics. As I have indicated to Absolute Reality before, this blog shouldn’t be about keeping Jesus or guns in your life, it should be, as Ray McCormack would say, about keeping fire in your life.


          • AbsoluteReality

            I’ll recognize and abide by your demand to follow the worldly trend and keep any sense of the true spiral reality out of this forum.
            i.e.: keep it GOD-less and business-as-usual.

            I shudder at the horrific irony in your statement that this GOD-less blog
            should be ” about keeping fire in your life.”. How I pray that you will repent of that
            choice before your last heartbeat.

            The Consequences of ones earthly choices will be their Eternal Reality.

          • dave statter

            The fire in your life in this case was a little bit of sarcasm/

            Sorry but I reject your idea that wanting to keep this site focused on public safety issues and not religion makes me or anyone else God-less.

            I’m of the mind you don’t have to talk about religion and preach your views to others to have God in your life.

            My view of life is very different. I don’t judge people by how religious they claim to be or their personal relationship with God if they have one. I tend to judge people by how they treat their fellow man.

            Being judgmental about your fellow man over their religious beliefs and declaring your view superior are not values I really hold in high esteem.


    • Fire21

      Here’s an article, talks about antidepressants and murder/suicide. Very interesting:

      May God have mercy on those parents and friends, and on our country!!

  • http://fackbook taylor

    no thanks thank you


    Thanks, Dave.
    I’m still waiting for one of these types to explain how being so judgemental of their fellow man is the right way that their God wants. You don’t have to preach everyday and everywhere to be religious.
    Getting back to business, outside of the surviving family members and those children who witnessed the shootings, my heart goes out to those responders who handled this. Imagine having to go through that building and pronounce 18 little kids.

    • dave statter

      Maybe it’s just me, but I look at someone telling me how religious they are and how superior their way of worshiping is much like I would look at someone telling me how good of a firefighter they are and how much better their department is than any other.


  • Former Chief

    Prayers for the victims, families, and first responders. Many lives have been changed forever. Unfortunately, tragedies like this can happen anywhere. Time and again, listening to the media coverage, you hear people say they never expect something like this, it’s such a small, quiet town. How many jurisdictions truly prepare and train for active shooter events. Not just law enforcement, but all of the first responders jointly. Or any mass casualty event for that matter, jointly. Having been involved for many years in Emergency Management, I can tell you, not enough of us do.

  • Photoguy

    Thanks Dave.

  • AltaDispatch

    my thoughts and prayers are for all involved in this senseless slaughter. I hope all the people, children, adults, responders and families will get whatever help they need to get past this and move on with thier lives.

    on a side note Dave, thanks for keeping this forum/blog to being about fire/ems/police and keeping religion out of it. as you say, there is enough forums about religion out there.

    • Legeros

      Yes, good work, Dave, on keeping eyes on the ball on this forum.


  • D. Schaefer

    WHY!!!!!!!!!!! The first responders did a great job.