Monday, October 27, 2014
Members set up a rural water supply senereo Monday night at the Penn Kidder School. Members practiced setting up the porta tank, drafting, master stream operations, and ladder pipe operations.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The officers and members of the Lake Harmony Fire Company would like to thank the Flourtown and Walnutport Fire Companies for covering our firehouse this weekend. Lake Harmony attended the annual Firemen's Convention in Meadville, PA. Flourtown was in town early Friday morning with Squad 6 and Utility 6 and 10 firefighters. Chief 6 and crew arrived Friday night. They were relieved Sunday morning by the Walnutport Fire Company who brought their engine, utility and 6 firefighters. Thanks again for all of your support, hope you had a great time in the Poconos!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Lake Harmony Fire Company attended the 2014 Pennsylvania State Firemen's Convention in Meadville this weekend. As the host company of the 2015 convention we felt honored to support this years host in Meadville, Crawford County, PA. by attending in full force. This meant securing cover companies so that we could take all 4 trucks. The Flourtown Fire Company arrived early Friday Morning and stayed until their relief came Sunday morning from the Walnutport Fire Company. Thanks to both groups for supporting our company - that's what the brotherhood in the fire service is all about!Lake Harmony won a total of 13 trophies - Great job to all who attended and worked so hard keeping the trucks clean.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Albrightsville and Lake Harmony Fire Companies along with White Haven Ambulance were dispatched to a reported rock through the windshield of a passenger car Saturday night during a severe thunderstorm. while en route, Carbon County advised units of a second crash just past the initial incident at 92.5 South. The second crash was North Bound, which was handled by Albrightsville. The South Bound crash was handled by Rescue 17, who assisted with patient packaging and traffic control. The crashes were possibly the result of an RV travelling North, which lost its front tire and suspension parts. The axle piece flew across the Jersey barrier, striking the passenger car in the hood and then bouncing through the windshield, injuring the driver. The driver was transported to the hospital by White Haven Ambulance. Units were on scene for just under an hour.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Lake Harmony Engineer Richard Kennedy has been named the 2014 Kidder Township Emergency
Services Person of the Year.The presentation was made Thursday at the Kidder Township board of
supervisors' meeting by Ralph Lennon, chairman of the township fire commission.
A volunteer firefighter with the Lake Harmony Fire Company, Kennedy started
out volunteering his services by helping to restore a fire truck. Along the way
he brought in more volunteers to assist with the restoration, eventually
completing the job at a cost of $7,000, a savings of $43,000 to the taxpayers.
Kennedy later joined the fire company as a driver and continues to help
maintain the fire apparatus at Lake Harmony.
The Kidder Township Fire Commission annually recognizes personnel from the
three township volunteer fire departments as well as the ambulance service for
duty that exemplifies service to the community.
"Every year each of the services nominates an individual to receive
this award," Lennon said Thursday. "Each company submits a two-page
letter on behalf of these individuals."
Lennon said the letters are then reviewed anonymously by a committee, which
makes the decision on who should be chosen. The nominees are invited to attend
the August supervisors' meeting where the Emergency Services Person of the Year
This year only the three fire companies nominated individuals for the award.
"The three men nominated all made outstanding contributions to not only
their companies, but to the township as a whole," Lennon said.
In addition to Kennedy, the other nominees were Charles "CJ"
McFeely from Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Rob Hill from Kidder
Volunteer Fire Company.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The annual Parade of Boats was held today at Nick's Lake House. All proceeds benefit the Lake Harmony Fire Company and Lake Harmony Rescue Squad. Thanks to all the organizers and all of the patrons who supported the event.
Chief 17 in the dunk tank
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Lake Harmony Fire Company conducted training exercises today at a house ready for demolition. Scenarios included hose line advancement, search and rescue, forcible entry, and breaching walls.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A single ATV went off of the highway on Route 940 just past the Wawa and crashed. The driver was seriously injured and Medevac was dispatched for a flight. Rescue 17 took the LZ at the Mountain Laurel Hotel helipad.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Units were dispatched for a rescue at Hawk Falls in the Hickory Run State Park. All three companies and Penn 2 were on scene with their all terrain vehicles. The victim was at the falls with an injury to the leg. He was transported by stokes to the bridge where he was transferred to the ATV.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Units were dispatched tonight for a vehicle fire on Interstate 80 at the 278.1 East. Engine 17 arrived on scene first with a fully involved van fire. Crews lead off with two 1 3/4" lines and were making good headway when they encountered a large deposit of magnesium in the drivers compartment. The nozzle man was thrown from the vehicle from the blast. He was treated on scene by Lake Harmony Ambulance for burns to his neck. A third protection line was pulled off of Tanker 17, which was also supplying the engine. Kidder Fire company assisted with manpower. Albrightsville was recalled.
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