Saturday, February 1, 2014
Four members of the Delran Fire Company of New Jersey arrived in Lake Harmony early Saturday morning to help replace the rear rotors on Rescue 17. This truck is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear, not a common occurrence on trucks. With all the parts on hand, the crew from Delran along side our engineer and lieutenant started tearing down the rear of the truck. Getting the studs out of the old rotor proved difficult. Getting the new studs in was worse. Using a porta power, hydraulic spreaders, and a punch press did not work. The final solution was to use two sledge hammers and beat them into place. The members of Lake Harmony are extremely thank full to the Delran Fire Company for their true support and brotherhood.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Units were dispatched to a structure fire at the Penn Kidder School on Route 903 Thursday evening. Crews discovered a light ballast burning and secured the fixture.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Companies were dispatched to a structure fire at the Comfort Inn on Rt. 940 Saturday night. En-route, units were advised that it was an electrical fire in one of the guest rooms. Ladder 17 and Engine 17 arrived on scene right after Squad 18 and were instructed to check for extension. Using the TIC and irons, they opened up the wall and removed the electrical box that was burning. Units from district 16, 19 from Carbon County and White Haven Engine 63, Tobyhanna Tanker 41 also responded.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Rescue 17 responded with district 16 to a two vehicle head on crash on Rt. 903 by the Penn Kidder School. Rescue 17's crew went to work on the first vehicle, while Squad 16 handled the second vehicle. Rescue 17's victim's legs were pinned under the dash board. The door was popped and the legs disentangled.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Companies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at the 282 mile marker. When units arrived, they found a vehicle off the road and in the woods. Crews secured the vehicle and then needed to cut down 3 trees to remove the vehicle.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Santa made an appearance today at Nick's Lakehouse to spend time with the childlren of Lake Harmony. He arrived on Engine 17 along with his elf and the chief. The children spent time making crafts and eating cupcakes with santa, after they sat on his lap and asked him for a christmas gift.
Santa Arrives on Engine 17
Joey asks Santa for a new firetruck!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Units were quick to respond to a reported auto extrication Monday night after the company meeting. Rescue 17 arrived with a single vehicle crash with 4 victims, 2 entrapped in the back seats. Crews made quick work of removing the 2 rear doors. The then assisted Lake Harmony ambulance with packaging and removing the patients. Districts 18 and 16 assited.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Units were dispatched to a reported crash on the interstate Saturday evening. The 2 vehicle crash was discovered on the grass median between the lanes of traffic. One vehicle landed on top of the other, no entrapment. District 17 and 18 secured the scene - District 16 was recalled.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Units were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire in Westwood Villas in the Split Rock section of Lake Harmony Saturday evening. Upon arrival of Ladder 17, crews discovered a stove fire that had been extinguished by Split Rock Security using wet towels. The frying pan caught fire, extending into the cabinets and melting the stove control area. Units were on scene for under an hour to check for extension and ventilate the structure. Stations 16, 18 and 12-2 and Lake Harmony Ambulance were also dispatched.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday evening, units were called to Interstate 80 for a vehicle off the road and down the embankment. Once on scene it was determined that there were 5 victims down a steep embankment. Rescue 17's winch was placed in service to pull the stokes basket up the embankment. All 5 victims, 2 adults and 3 juveniles, were hauled up and transported. Units from Lake Harmony Ambulance, Lehighton Ambulance, Albrightsville and Kidder assisted.
Photo - Albrightsville Fire CO.
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