Highlands Emergency Services Alliance
THANK YOU, Mr. K, parents, chaperons, cadets and sponsors for another successful and exciting trip to New York City!

There are many pictures below to explain  our trip.

It may take me a few days to get the pictures posted. Please be patient and check back.
Thursday we started with a tour of Marine 1.
Smaller, rapid response boats. EMS.(above), Rescue (below).
Looking out at Fireboat 343.
Inside the Pilot House at the Officer position.
Some of the group at the bow.
Looking down the Hudson River.
One World Trade is on the left.
Thank you to everybody at Marine 1 for your hospitality!
Walking around Times Square.
While enroute to the Training Academy. We drove past the USS Intrepid and Engine 37 / Ladder 40, in Harlem.
FDNY Training Academy. They do it all and have a 27 acre
facility to train for it. NICE!
Again, thank you to our hosts. Sorry the group picture is a blurred.
(if someone has a better, please send it to Mr. K).
After visiting the Fire Museum, a brief stop at Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center, we ended our night at
One World Observatory.
The Survivor Tree was in bloom and
One World Trade Center was lit up.

A 47 second ride, up to the 102nd floor and this was the evening view.
Looking West. Sunset over New Jersey.

Looking South.
Statue of Liberty (L) and Ellis Island (R)
at night.
Looking North.
Empire State Building (L, blue) and the
Chrysler Building (R, white).
Looking East.
(L to R) Williamsburg Bridge. Manhattan Bridge and
Brooklyn Bridge.

10 House, all lit up as well.
Saturday morning started with some light rain and in Little Italy.
Engine 55. "Cinquantacinque"
Ladder 8, temporarily housed at Ladder 20 due to remodeling.
After some time at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum,
We were fortunate enough to find Rescue 1 in house.
Once again, thanks to the hospitality of the crew,
we were able to get a nice tour.
Times Square at night. And some random back of head shot before dinner. Ha, Ha, Ha...
After dinner and while going back to the bus, we were able
to make a quick stop at Engine 54 / Ladder 4 / Battalion 9.

It was their chow time too.
A beautiful, but windy Sunday morning greeted us for the Intrepid Experience.
MIssile control room.
Periscopes.
Entrance. Through 1 of the ballistic missile hangars.
Submarine Growler.
Compasses.
Aft torpedo.
Made it to the Flight Deck before they closed it due to winds.
I think (looking at the history) the average winds at the time we were there were 18 mph or more, not counting gusts.
Almost made it.
Looking Northeast. Chrysler building in center.
The Intrepid's "Scorecard". She saw some action.
Looking Southeast towards Brooklyn Bridge.
Looking West to New Jersey.
What better way to end this lengthy page...

(L to R) the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. One World Trade. Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island