Thursday, July 31, 2014
Companies were dispatched to a tractor trailer crash with injuries on Route 80 at the 282.3 East mile marker. The truck ran off the road and rolled over on its side. The driver was extricated by his own power with help from some civilians who stopped to give assistance. Rescue 17's crew secured the truck and checked for hazards. Lake Harmony was on scene until two rotators up righted the truck. The driver was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Lake Harmony Fire Company placed 20 new SCBA in service tonight. The new air packs were purchased through a $93,000 federal grant, of which the fire company payed 5%. MSA is the brand that was chosen after meeting with representatives from several manufacturers. The crew has been trained on the new features and are excited about the way they perform. The existing pack bottles were about to reach the end of their life cycle of 15 years, as per the NFPA standards.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The final weekend of the vehicle rescue series was held this weekend at Lake Harmony. Members of the class were instructed on advanced techniques for rescuing victims from vehicles. The use of hydraulic tools and equipment was stressed. The students then returned on Monday evening to take the written test that was administered by the PA Board of Health.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Members of the fire company spent most of their Saturday working on the landscaping around the firehouse. The weeds were pulled, mulch spread, grass cut, and new benches installed. Thanks to Joe Lennon, Steve Lilick, Jim Dau, Ralph Lennon, Ed Darrow, and Dave Washington for all of their hard work - The place looks great!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Units were dispatched to a report of multiple fire alarms in building 3 of the Willowbrook complex at Split Rock Resort. When Ladder 17 arrived on scene, they found a smoke condition on the second floor. Crews made their way the the fire room, where they found a grease fire on the stove. The fire was knocked down by the guest with a dry powder extinguisher. Fans were set up to clear the smoke and the TIC was used to check for extension.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Lake Harmony and Tobyhanna Fire Companies joined Tunkanock Fire Company in a drill at the Pocono Raceway Monday night. The 2 levels of suits above the grandstands have no water supply in place. Lake Harmony's ladder truck was set up to act as a standpipe system in the event of a fire in the box level of the grandstands. Ladder 17 set up and was able to reach the top level, which would be needed in the event of a fire on race day.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Units from Kidder, Lake Harmony and Albrightsville were dispatched to a reported brush fire on Interstate 80 at the 275 East mile marker. Kidder arrived on scene first with a fire on the bank in the passing lane. White Haven's Engine assisted. Ladder 17 took the second fire on the shoulder. Ladder 17 was at the Wine Festival and took in the call. One booster line was placed in service. Albrightville was recalled en-route.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The second part of the Vehicle Rescue class was held this weekend at Station 17. Students participated in activities that included patient packaging and removal, and use of hand tools in extrication. Students performed a dash displacement using a high lift jack and folded a vehicle in half for practice with chains and a come-a-long.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Lake Harmony Fire Company worked a Hole-In-One contest at the annual Wine Festival at Split Rock Resort this Saturday and Sunday. Contestants attempted to chip the ball on the green for a chance to win a free weekend at the resort. All who hit the green were entered into a drawing to see who would win the vacation package valued at $600.00. The free vacation was won by Dan Rodan of Philadelphia. Congratulations Dan!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Chief Ralph Lennon was one of four recipients of the Mauch Chunk Trust Companies 2014 Community Heroes Award. Ralph was nominated by the lake Harmony Fire Company for his tireless service to the fire company and to the citizens of Kidder Township. Being a volunteer firefighter for over 50 years, Ralph has served his community in many different capacities. He started his service in Jim Thorpe as a member of the Marion Hose Company. He then moved to suburban Philadelphia, where he joined the Glenside Fire Company. He volunteered with Glenside for over 30 years, attaining the ranks of Chief Engineer, Deputy Chief, Fire Chief, Company Assistant Secretary, and Vice President. After retirement form the Springfield School District, he returned to Lake Harmony where he had served as a part time member since 1965. Ralph soon was appointed deputy chief, and later was voted in a Fire Chief, a position he currently holds. Congratulations, chief, you certainly deserve this honor.
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