Saturday, April 18, 2015
Stations 16,17,18 and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to a reported tractor trailer rollover on the west bound exit ramp at the 277 mile marker. 1801 went on scene and corrected the location to the east bound ramp. Rescue 17 and Squad 18 crews secured the hazards and assisted with patient care. District 17 and 18 fire police directed traffic. Lake Harmony Ambulance transported the driver who self extricated with the assistance of a passer by. District 16 was recalled, and Rescue 17 was on scene for just over 2 hours. Fire police remained on scene until released by PSP.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Fire districts 16, 17 and 18 were dispatched to a fuel spill on Interstate 80 at the 274.9 West mile marker. Engine 17 and 1841 arrived with a 150 gallon saddle tank leaking from the seam on the bottom. Crews went into service with oil dry, pads and booms to contain the spill before it made its way to the storm drain. The tank was then removed from the truck and stood up on its end to stop the leak. Crews were on scene for over an hour. District 16 was recalled by 1801.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Units were dispatched for a MVA on Route 940 near the Econo Lodge Motel Friday afternoon. Rescue 17 and Lake Harmony Ambulance arrived with a two vehicle crash. One vehicle left the highway and crashed into a fence. All occupants refused medical treatment. Crews cleaned up the debris and helped Fire Police Lieutenant 17 with traffic control.
Monday, April 6, 2015
A man was rescued off of the broken ice of Lake Harmony late Monday afternoon. The man was approx. 300 feet out on the ice in the area of the cove when the ice gave way. A two man team from Lake Harmony and the Ambulance donned Mustang suits, the ice sled and ropes to make the rescue. Once he was brought safely back to shore, an additional trip on the ice was made to recover his belongings. Units were in service for over an hour.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire on Birch Street in Lake Harmony. Ladder 17 arrived with smoke from the kitchen and went in service with one line and quickly contained the fire to the area of the stove and refrigerator. Both fans from Ladder 17 were put in service to ventilate the dwelling. The homeowner, who was a past president of the Lake Harmony Fire Company, was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center by Lake Harmony Ambulance with serious burns to his hands and feet. The burns were caused when the pan on the stove was knocked onto the floor spilling the hot grease on his body.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
After an evening of ropes and rigging class last night, Ladder 17 was asked to assist the police department in the removal of an old radio antenna on their building this morning. The antenna was tied off and cut down in several sections. The operation was completed in about 30 minutes.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Companies were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Galleria on Thursday. It was determined to be accidental due to construction activities as reported by a station 16 member on scene. As Ladder 17 made themselves available, a second call for a motor vehicle crash was transmitted for Moseywood Road and Route 940. Ladder 17 arrived with two vehicles and one injury. Units helped Kidder Police with traffic control until the ambulance arrived.
Friday, March 20, 2015
The American Red Cross team braved the snow and arrived at Lake Harmony Fire Company around noon to set up for the 2:00 PM start. The snow discouraged some donors, but the drive was still productive. Each pint collected saves 3 lives, so EVERY pint counts! Thanks to those who came out and supported a great cause.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Stations 16, 17, 18, LHRS, and Lehighton ALS were dispatched before noon for a crash involving a tractor trailer and multiple vehicles at the 274 West mile marker. 1801 arrived in his POV with a tractor trailer over the embankment and multiple other vehicles involved with one injury. Rescue 17 found another 2 car crash off of the highway on 80 while en route to the original call, no injuries were found. The Rescue and Engine continued towards the call and came across another crash with multiple injuries and one trapped in the rear seat area. Crews put the mini cutter and spreader in service to remove the rear seat for patient egress. While finishing this extrication Carbon County Communications transmitted another crash off the highway on its roof with multiple occupants entrapped. District 16 was directed to take in this call at the 278 West mile marker, but due to weather and traffic conditions, their response was delayed. Rescue 17 packed up and proceeded to the call, which was about a 9 mile trip utilizing 2 cross over access points. The Rescue crew was the first fire unit on scene and went to work with a single vehicle off the road on its side with one victim trapped in the passenger seat area. A 4" diameter tree was removed to gain access, then a complicated roof flap was started. Due to the victims location and damage to the vehicle, the extrication was made more difficult. The vehicle was initially self stabilized by a large tree. As work to flap the roof began, the vehicle needed additional stabilization using the struts. The patient was removed and transported by Lehighton Ambulance.There were approx. 8-10 additional crashes along the interstate in Kidder Township while we were in service, one involving a tractor trailer who jack knifed and lost a load of thick steel plate material. Engine 17 took in a 5 vehicle crash on Route 940 West of the Turnpike. Lake Harmony fire units were on the interstate for over 4 1/2 hours.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Companies were dispatched today for a fuel spill on Interstate 80 at the 274.8 West mile marker. A saddle tank on a tractor trailer was leaking fuel due to a rupture in the tank. The fuel was running down the side of the highway when crews arrived. Rescue 17's crew, along with district 18 and 16, used the leak kit, pads, and approx. 200 pounds of oil dry to contain the leak. Rescue 17 was on scene for 2 1/2 hours.
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