I was curious for opinions of this group regarding the following info. I am assuming SOC will taking equipment off the island during these periods.
- Eric (Roosevelt Island 360)
The Roosevelt Island Bridge is slated to be closed starting tonight 4/15 from 12:30am to 5:30 am possibly through 4/17 and additionally on 4/21-22.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation additionally stated that:
2. The Fire Department will station an engine (pumper) and a ladder truck on the Island during the outage to respond to any emergencies. In addition, there will be a fireboat available to deliver additional personnel if a big emergency occurs. An engine company (with 5 firemen) will be at the Vernon Ave. end of the Bridge to provide additional bodies as needed.
3. The Fire Dept. (EMS) will station an ambulance on the Island and an ambulance at the Vernon Ave end of the bridge. In the event of a medical emergency, the victim will be treated and taken to the RI end of the bridge and conveyed on a gurney to the other side where the other ambulance will be waiting to transport. In addition to the 4 EMS persons, there will be the 5 firemen there to assist. If the bridge is completely impassable (one of the procedures will require it to be 6'-8' above the connecting streets), then transport will have to be by Tram to a waiting ambulance on Manhattan side.http://rooseveltisland360.blogspot.com/2009/04/ri-bridge-closure-415-17-421-22.html