FDNY Call Boxes Still In Repair After Sandy
In an email to The Wave a spokesperson for the FDNY said, “Super-storm Sandy severely damaged the infrastructure of call boxes on the Rockaway Peninsula. The process of repairing these boxes is ongoing.
“We always encourage the public to call 911 immediately when there is an emergency because a 911 call will provide more detailed information about the incident. Since the storm, we have successfully responded to thousands of calls for medical emergencies and fires in the area.”
The spokesperson did not reply to the newspaper’s inquiry of a time table for putting the boxes back on line or what back up system was in place while the boxes were out.