Don't Worry If You See FDNY Climbing On Top Of And Repelling Down From Roosevelt Island Tram Today - FDNY Conducting Tram Rescue Drill Today and Every Wednesday For Next 7 Weeks
Image of FDNY Tram Rescue Drill From You Tube
According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will be conducting training sessions on one Tramway cabin every Wednesday for the next 7 weeks beginning March 13th to Wednesday, April 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM.Here's a FDNY Roosevelt Island Tram Rescue Drill from July 2011.
As part of the training exercise, FDNY members may climb on top of a suspended Tram, and/or repel down from the Tram.
Tram service will not be affected.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
and a recent NYPD Tram rescue drill.
In response to a 2011 inquiry I made asking why NYPD and FDNY do not appear to have joint Tram Rescue Drills, former RIOC Vice President Of Operations Fernando Martinez replied:
RIOC has an MOU with NYPD, FDNY, and OEM. The MOU establishes a "Joint Command" for Tram exercises, including emergency evacuation procedures. The exercises are typically held in the Spring and Fall. In the event of an actual emergency, the Joint Command will be implemented. The NYPD and FDNY have individually requested additional practices in order to become more familiar with the Tram and utilize new equipment.Last month, the NYPD and FDNY rescued an injured Tram worker from the top of Tram cabin.