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Monday, April 14, 2008

Roosevelt Island Tram Rescue Drill

On Sunday morning, RIOC together with the NYPD, FDNY and representatives of Tram operator Dopplemyr conducted simulated decision making, cabin rescue and evacuation drills so that they are as prepared as possible in the event of another incident in which the Tram cabins are not able to return to their respective stations . Approximately 20 volunteers, acting as Tram passengers stuck high above Roosevelt Island, were successfully rescued by officers in the little red emergency basket. Roosevelt Island blogger Press HD was there as well and will have video of the rescue drill soon.