When ENG*49 was in service the population on the Island was was lower but now w/the high density it would make sense to have a Unit/Units on the Island to respond.....the other problem is that if the Bridge to the Island get stuck when raised then the only way for Units to get there is by Boat & from Manhattan by Subway.....but does anybody in authority give a crap about that when they don't about the alarm Box system OOS since 9-16-10 ?fdny1075k said:Good question. The island currently has a population of over 11,000. Maybe bring back Engine 49?
Right now, QNS companies from the 45 Battalion are due to boxes on Roosevelt Island. I think R4 is also assigned on structural boxes on the island along with the standard 3 & 2.
bigcheese you are 100% on the money.bigcheese said:I would bet that the majority of people on Roosevelt Island are not aware that they basically have no fire protection if the bridge gets stuck in the open position, which used to happen quite often. I would think they are under the false impression that since there is a firehouse on the island, there must be firefighting units (Engine & Ladder) inside the building, which is not true.
A 10-77 in one of those dwellings, with the bridge out of service, could be a disaster.