Saturday, August 6, 2016
Carbon County Communications reported that smoke was coming from the basement area of the home. Ladder 17's crew made entry to the basement and found the heater room and quickly discovered that a steam pipe had ruptured and that there was no fire. District 16 and 12-2 were recalled. Crews shut down the heating system and placed the incident under control.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Companies responded to the PA Turnpike for a reported crash. While en-route, Carbon County Communications reported a rollover with heavy damage. The driver was extricated through the rear window by a passing motorist. Rescue 17 secured the scene and was released once District 16 arrived on scene.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday night's training session dealt with the application of class A foam. The TFT Foam Pro was put in service as well as the eductor from Engine 17.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
The PA Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay visited the Lake Harmony Fire Company while in town for the NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway. After speaking with the chief and members of the company, he attended the race with Deputy Chief Steve Lilick. They toured the command center and attended the fire protection meeting in the morning. They also were granted access to the pit area and watched as the drivers entered the track area. Unfortunately, the race was postponed due to the rain.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Three people traveling west on Interstate 80 went off the roadway and narrowly missed hitting a tree. All passengers self extricated. All three were transported to the hospital by Lake Harmony Ambulance.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Rescue 17 along with the ATV were dispatched to assist Albrightsville with a wilderness rescue at Hawk Falls in the Hickory Run State Park late Monday afternoon. Rescue 17 arrived behind Lake Harmony Ambulance and sent the ATV down the trail. The crew assisted carrying the patient up the long trail. Once over the bridge, he was loaded onto the ATV and transported the rest of the way up the trail. The patient was transported to the hospital with a leg injury. Units were on scene for just under 2 hours.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
A two vehicle crash on Route 940 at Moseywood Road sent two people to the hospital. One vehicle hit the other then hit the utility pole and landed on its roof. Both occupants self extricated themselves. Rescue & Engine 17's crews secured the hazards and assisted with traffic control until fire police arrived on scene. After both vehicles were removed, The Engine and Rescue were released and district 17 fire police remained on scene due to the traffic light failure.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Thanks to Split Rock Resort for allowing the fire company to run the golf game at the annual wine festival. Congratulations to Phillip Woolf of Lehighton, PA who won the 2 night stay at the Split Rock Resort and tickets for 4 at the water park. Thanks to all who participated.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Lake Harmony Fire Company would like to thank the Split Rock Resort for purchasing over $5,000 worth of new fire fighting equipment. The new hose, nozzles, wrenches and bags will be used in the event of a fire in the hotel. The new lightweight hose will make it easier for firefighters to carry the hose to the standpipe areas of the hotel. The addition of 2 1/2" hose will allow us to reach all rooms from the standpipes, increasing guest safety. Thanks again, we really appreciate all that you do for our fire company.
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.
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