Chief Bill Halstead needed to burn up vacation days. So instead of going to his day job on Dec. 14, 2012, he headed to the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue in Newtown, Conn., about 800 feet away from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Halstead was inside when he heard sirens coming toward the station. He didn’t think much of it. As police and fire are on different radio frequencies — police on digital and fire on analog — he didn’t hear their dispatch about a ...
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