Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Lake Harmony Fire Company hosted a summer safety day on Saturday at the firehouse. Safety information and demonstrations were set up around the engine room, meeting room and outside. Thanks to all who organized and participated in this successful community event.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Lake Harmony Fire Company was dispatched Friday afternoon to establish a landing zone for Med-E-Vac 4 helicopter at the Mountain Laurel Heli-pad. Tanker 17 took the assignment, as Engine 17 is out of service due to a defective rear wheel rotor.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
A brush fire was reported along Route 940 in the area of High Elevations. Tanker 17 arrived on scene with a large fire heading into the woods in two directions. The tanker crew pulled a line and started to hit the fire on the right side. Rescue 17's crew assisted with stretching lines. Engine 17 started hitting the other side of the fire. District 18 arrived with their brush truck and were ordered to attack the left side in the woods. Due to an equipment failure, they could not get any water. Hand tools and the blower were used as well to extinguish the remainder of the fire. Units were on scene for just under 2 hours. District 16 also assisted with manpower. Approx. 3 acres were involved according to the State Forestry Service Victor 12 who was also on scene.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
A vehicle traveling east on South Lake Drive Sunday night when the driver missed the turn and narrowly avoided a telephone pole when it slammed into a parked car at Nick's Lake House. Oil dry was used to contain a fluid leak. Lake Harmony Fire Police directed traffic until the tow arrived. The driver was evaluated at the scene by Lake Harmony Ambulance. Districts 16 & 18 were recalled en route. Rescue 17 was on scene for an hour.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a reported accident with injuries on Route 903 at Route 534. Rescue 17 arrived with a truck vs. a car. All occupants refused treatment. The vehicles were secured and the roadway was cleaned. Fire police from Lake Harmony directed traffic.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monroe County requested the ATV to respond to Gypsy Gap Road to assist with a search for an 81 year old male who was out for a walk with the dog and never returned. When units were called at 10:00 PM, the victim had already been lost for over 7 hours. The ATV was used to search the area for over 7 hours, when we were released by Tunkannock Command. The victim was found safe by a hunter around 10 AM Friday morning after being in the woods for 18 hours.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Companies were dispatched for a one car rollover with entrapment on Route 940 at the Country Inn. Rescue 17 arrived and began the removal of two doors to gain access to the patient. EMS evaluated the patient, but refused to be treated. Units were on scene for around an hour.
Friday, May 15, 2015
A brush fire near the home was reported in Holiday Pocono in Albrightsville Friday morning. Tanker 17 and Brush 16 arrived with a fire around the B & C sides of the building and a fire on the deck. An 1 3/4" line was pulled of of Tanker 17 to extinguished the fire. Crews checked for extent ion into the dwelling, as the soffit area was burned and melted. No extent ion was found. Crew set up ventilation to clear the building of smoke.
FAMILY SUMMER SAFETY DAY SATURDAY, JUNE 13th, 2015
9am - 1pm
Children's fingerprinting & ID's * Red Cross
hands-on children interactive activities * Explanation and tour of fire trucks,
equipment and gear * Pet Summer Safety with Dr. Casey Weiss, Veterinarian * FREE
Safety Hand-outs * FREE Children's Jr. Fire Fighter Hats * Fire Prevention
coloring books * Stickers * Whistle Key chains *
9AM - Skin Cancer Prevention, learn how to make
your own sunscreen * 10AM - Proper use of fire extinguishers, grill and campfire
safety * Noon - Proper installation and use of child safety seats * 12:30pm -
"Stop, Drop, Roll, Cool, Call" demo for children grades 2 through 5 * 9:30am,
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm - Demo of coconut crusher, importance of wearing a
helmet * 11am - 1pm FREE hot dogs and refreshments
Fire Convention T-shirts and mugs for sale. Updates
and Additional information at www.lakeharmonyfire.com Questions email@example.com
Monday, May 4, 2015
Fire crews from all over a 3 county area are back on the mountain today to try to contain this massive brush fire. Today's winds did not help the efforts of the ground crews working the front lines of this fire, which is still burning. Most crews were released just after dark. Tuesday morning fresh troops from out of the area are scheduled to arrive, coordinated by the state forestry service and an incident management team from Harrisburg.
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