North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) officially launched the new 38-foot ‘Marine 1’ Fire Boat on July 8 at the NY Waterway Ferry Terminal in Weehawken. The purchase of the vessel, funded by federal grants, will further enhance NHRFR’s rescue capabilities along the Hudson County Waterfront and expand its mission as a Homeland Security first responder. The Regional’s water rescue response was famously called into action in 2009, when NHRFR firefighters captained the first rescue vessel to respond to the US Airways Flight 1549 water landing by Captain “Sully” Sullenberger.