2013-04-19 / Community

FDNY Call Boxes Still In Repair After Sandy

By Miriam Rosenberg


Work by the FDNY on Beach 88th Street on Tuesday, April 9th, was part of the massive job to put call boxes back on line in Rockaway. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg Work by the FDNY on Beach 88th Street on Tuesday, April 9th, was part of the massive job to put call boxes back on line in Rockaway. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg Workmen of the FDNY were on the corner of Beach 88th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Tuesday, April 9th, engaged in the steady work of repairing the call boxes in the area.

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.

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