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Old 07-07-2017, 09:19 AM   #62
stellarfun
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Re: Emergency Closure of Bridge to (Boston's) Long island

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Originally Posted by WormtownNative View Post
The Fire Brigade is only 1 company, staffed with 4 personnel (But it has both an engine & ladder on the island for the brigade). As of now, the Brigade is still active, but only when the island is utilized by camps.

The notion of reusing the buildings out there is feasible, and BFD has negotiated with developers in the past for projects. (See Marine Unit & Engine 10's firehouse as examples).
Thank you. Interesting that the brigade is still intermittently active.

I assume electricity is provided by submarine cable. I assume the water supply is via a buried pipe. Sewage, either septic, or was dumped straight in the ocean (the latter is prohibited by the Clean Water Act of 1972, but if facilities were being closed, any enforcement could have been deferred)?
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