Saturday, June 18, 2016
Saturday morning a single vehicle crash on Interstate 80 at the 276 mile marker claimed the life of a young man. The vehicle was traveling west on the interstate when it left the highway and struck a tree. The passenger was killed on impact, and the driver was extricated from the wreckage and treated by Lake Harmony Ambulance, and then flown to an area hospital. PSP's reconstruction team set up and performed a complete reconstruction of the accident scene. Once complete, All Points Towing assisted with the extrication of the passenger. Rescue and Engine 17 were on scene for over 4 hours.
Friday, June 17, 2016
While investigating an automatic fire alarm at the Split Rock Lodge, Chief 17 observed a column of black smoke in the area of the lagoon. Rescue 17 was instructed to investigate. Upon arrival they discovered a large gas fired grill on fire. 500 pounds of pig and the grease in the grill were on fire. Two dry powder extinguishers were used to extinguish the fire - unfortunately the pigs were destroyed.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Companies were dispatched to a reported automatic fire alarm at the Big Boulder Ski Lodge Monday evening. While en-route, the property manager advised the county that everything was OK. Ladder 17's crew used the TIC to confirm his assessment. The exhaust fan in the restroom of the locker room area caught on fire. The property manager was in the building at the time and was able to knock it down with a dry powder extinguisher. No extension of the fire was found.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Lake Harmony Fire Company was special requested for a forcible entry detail at the Quality Inn on Route 940 Sunday evening. A malfunction with the electronic door lock prompted hotel officials to call for fire company assistance in making entry into the guest's room to recover needed medication. Ladder 17's crew made quick work using the hydra ram and had the door opened in 30 seconds.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Companies were dispatched to Interstate 80 West Bound at the 275.3 mile marker for a reported tractor trailer rollover with entrapment. The truck rolled on its side across both lanes of traffic. A passer by witnessed the crash, and his quick actions are credited with helping to avert a much more serious incident. With the trucks undercarriage facing the on coming traffic made it virtually invisible. The by stander grabbed a flashlight and waved down the on coming tractor trailer, preventing another crash. The two occupants of the truck were able to self extricate by kicking out the windshield of the truck. Both were transported to an area hospital. Rescue 17's crew secured the scene and contained a small spill and provided lighting and traffic control. Units were on scene for over 4 hours.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Stations 16, 17 and Lehighton Ambulance were dispatched Sunday morning to a reported single vehicle crash down the embankment on its roof in a creek. While en-route, units were advised that a passer by assisted in extricating the victim from the car. The female driver was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Rescue 17's crew contained a small oil leak along the edge of the creek.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
At the last fire company meeting, Bryan Thebold was voted into the company as our newest firefighter. Brian is excited to be a member and wants to help the fire company and the community in any way that he can. Good luck Brian with your next exciting challenge in life.
Friday, April 15, 2016
A box truck traveling West bound on Interstate 80 lost control early Friday morning and crashed through the guide rail. The truck narrowly avoided going down the steep embankment. The driver self extricated and was transported to the hospital with a head injury. The trucks fuel tank was ruptured, so crews set up pads, booms and used oil dry to contain the 150 gallon spill. Carbon County EMA 1 was contacted in regards to the spill. Units were on scene for 2 hours.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Fire and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 903 north of Lake Harmony Road. Crews secured the hazards and helped with traffic control.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Stations 17, 16 and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to a reported brush fire on Interstate 80 around the 281 east mile marker. Engine 17 along with Monroe County Brush 41 arrived with fire along the roadway. Each truck pulled one line and extinguished the fire.
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