- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Firefighters are wondering how they’re going to maneuver around the Cincinnati streetcar’s overhead wires if the upper floors of buildings along the route catch fire.

Firefighter’s union president Matt Alter tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (https://cin.ci/1PhRaW5 ) that firefighters are concerned about the wires that resemble spider webs on some parts of the route.

They raised questions as workers began testing the high-voltage overhead electrical system, which will eventually span the entire 3.6-mile streetcar route downtown. The company in charge of running the streetcar says it plans to provide several training sessions for firefighters stationed near the route.

Chief Richard Braun says the fire department will development a complete plan for the system before it goes live.

The system is scheduled to open to passengers in September 2016.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, https://www.enquirer.com


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