Monday, July 22, 2013
Rescue 17 with the boat responded to the Beltzville State Park to assist dive teams with the recovery of a drowning victim. Captain Lamberson piloted the boat for two members of the dive team. The victim is believed to be near the middle of the lake at a depth of just over 100 feet. We were on scene for just over 9 hours on day one of the search. The victim was finally found on the eighth day of the search.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Engine 17 attended the PA Pump Primers today in Harrisburg. The Engine pumped for four hours straight along side of the Susquehanna river without missing a beat. We were awarded Best Pumper at Riverside 1960-1988. Thanks to the members of the Quarryville Fire Company for helping us break down at the end of the day.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
A van traveling on Birchwood Road in Split Rock when it struck a utility pole, shearing it off. The driver was extricated once the driver door was removed and the steering column was cut off. The patient was flown to the hospital on Medevac 4.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Single vehicle crash on the interstate early Monday morning at the 279.1 mile marker. The driver self extricated, with the passenger heavily entrapped. The vehicle left the roadway and hit two trees, one landing on top of the car, and the other was up against the passenger door. The first tree needed to be cut in order to gain access to the vehicle. Once the tree was removed crews began removing all 4 doors, roof, and seat back. Extrication was complete in 33 minutes.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Two tractor trailers colided on Interstate 80 at the 280.5 mile marker. One truck was pushed through the guide rail, while the other overturned and went off the roadway on the other side.
Bound Brook, NJ 6-22-13
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lake Harmony traveled to Bound Brook New Jersey today to help celebrate their 125th anniversary. The ladder, rescue, and engine all took first place in their categories, with the tanker taking a second. We also were awarded the longest distance traveled trophy. With all the "Heavy Hitters" at this event, we are very pleased with our results. Members in attendance: Chief Ralph Lennon, Lieutenant Bill Thomas, Joe Lennon, Dave Washington, Ed Darrow, and Joe Plavin.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Engine 17 responded to a tractor trailer crash on Interstate 80 at the 274.4 East mile marker. Engine 17 was the first arriving fire unit with a tractor trailer off the road with both saddle tanks ripped off. Appox. 40 gallons of fuel was spilled. Engine 17 was released while district 18 and 16 remained on scene awaiting the county EMA director.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Companies were dispatched to a reported vehicle rollover with confinement down the embankment on I-80 at the 282.2 East bound mile marker. Rescue 17 was the first fire unit on scene with an SUV 40 feet down the embankment with one victim trapped. The rescue crew went into service with the portable unit and spreader and the pre-connected cutter. Both the front and rear passenger doors were removed, as well as a roof roll. The victim was extricated in approx. 25 minutes and flown via Medevac helicopter. Units were on scene for just under 2 hours.
D. Washington with Spreader
J. Lennon cutting A post
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Lake Harmony Fire Company traveled south to Sellersville for their 125th anniversary parade on Saturday and won big. We won 1st Ladder, 1st Light Rescue, 1st Tanker, 2nd Engine, 1st Marching without Music, 1st Ladies Auxiliary, 2nd Non-Motorized Antique, and 1st Best Overall Fire Company. Thanks to all who helped, and thanks to the Sellersville Fire Company for hosting a great event.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Fire companies were dispatched for a rescue near Hawk Falls in Hickory Run State Park in district 16 on this Memorial Day Monday. Rescue 17 responded with the ATV and 5 firefighters. A hiker was injured and needed assistance getting out of the woods on a trail just above Hawk Falls. Companies were able to drive a vehicle close to the patient, so the ATV was not needed. District 18 and 12 also assisted.
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