FDNY Roosevelt Island Tram Rescue Drills Today - Watch 2013 Drill Showing Fireman Sliding Down Cable From Tram Tower To Tram Cabin
Image From Paul Hodgkinson You Tube Video
According to the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:
.@FDNY conducting a rescue drill on Wed, 10/15, 10:30AM - 2:30PM on Roosevelt Island Tram. No impact to service. Only a drill.The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
— NYC OEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) October 14, 2014
Leitner-Poma, operator of the Roosevelt Island Tramway,Paul Hodgkinson shares this video he took of March 2013 FDNY drill showing fireman strapped to cable sliding down from a Tram Tower to the Tram Cabin. ( Click on full screen icon to get fantastic view of the drill.)
has advised that on Wednesday, October 15th from 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM, one Tram cabin will be in operation due to a scheduled Tram Rescue Practice Drill with the New York City Fire Department (NYFD). There will be no disruption to normal Tram service. Thank you for your cooperation.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
More on Roosevelt Island FDNY Tram Rescue Drill from this 2013 Daily News video.
UPDATE 1 PM - Some scenes from today's FDNY Roosevelt Island Tram Rescue Drills.
Image Of FDNY Tram Rescue Drill Team On Top Of Cabin
Today's training included practice lowering passengers from the Tram Cabin to the ground as well as lowering injured passengers on a stretcher.
Richard Blatus, a chief in the FDNY Rescue unit, explains today's Roosevelt Island training drill.
WCBS News Chris Wragge was covering the Roosevelt Island Tram rescue drill for a future Channel 2 TV story and participated in the drill by being lowered from the Tram Cabin to the ground. Here's Mr. Wragge describing what if felt like to take the first step out of the cabin.
After the drill was over, the FDNY packed up
and returned to their other duties.