2007-08-31 / Community

Local Vollies Take Part In Massive Manhattan Drill


On August 26, the city's Office Of Emergency Management (OEM) held a massive emergency drill at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. Participating in the drill were two local volunteer fire departments -  The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department. The drill started at midnight and lasted until 3:30 a.m., with units from all over the city, the New York City Police Department and the Fire Department of the City of New York participating. Pictured, emergency vehicles block off all the streets around Penn Station. All photos by Chris "Bubba" Kalisak. On August 26, the city's Office Of Emergency Management (OEM) held a massive emergency drill at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. Participating in the drill were two local volunteer fire departments - The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department. The drill started at midnight and lasted until 3:30 a.m., with units from all over the city, the New York City Police Department and the Fire Department of the City of New York participating. Pictured, emergency vehicles block off all the streets around Penn Station. All photos by Chris "Bubba" Kalisak. An ambulance from the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department at the August 26 drill. An ambulance from the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department at the August 26 drill. The Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department sent an ambulance to the drill, which planned for an attack on the transportation hub. The Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department sent an ambulance to the drill, which planned for an attack on the transportation hub. Local volunteers at the Manhattan drill. The drill scenario was that a bomb has exploded at Penn Station and that a secondary device was found that was set to go off at an undetermined time. Local volunteers at the Manhattan drill. The drill scenario was that a bomb has exploded at Penn Station and that a secondary device was found that was set to go off at an undetermined time.

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