First responders near the Jersey Shore say they’re dealing with a growing number of incidents involving children talking on radio frequencies meant only for emergency use.
Authorities in Lakewood say some children in the area are using two-way radios, available for purchase online, as toys. Unbeknown to them however, they often talk on airwaves designated only for emergencies.
“They’re young and they just don’t realize the consequences of what it is that they’re doing,” said Captain Meir Lichtenstein of the Hatzolah EMS.
According to Lichtenstein, children interrupted emergency channels used by Hatzolah and other first responders nearly 10 times so far this year.