Thursday, September 24, 2015
The 136th Pennsylvania State Firemen's Association annual convention kicked off today with opening ceremonies held in the Keystone Ballroom at the Town Center at Split Rock Resort. Chief Ralph Lennon and President Jim Dau welcomed the association officers and delegates to Lake Harmony for the second time in four years.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Hands on fire training was provided on Thursday and Friday at the Town Center Hotel. Two classes were offered: Fire Ground Survival and Auto Extrication Techniques. Thanks to Tom Quinn from Guardian Safety and Survival and John Evans from ESI Equipment for providing this valuable training experiences for all of the students who attended.
Collapse Simulation in Gaurdian's
Students Performing a Side Take Down
using a ram
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a dwelling fire on North Lake Drive in Lake Harmony Sunday afternoon. A crew was in the firehouse working on the trucks when the alarm sounded and responded with Ladder 17. Lieutenant 17 arrived on scene with the ladder company to find a 3 story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the garage. Ladder 17's crew entered the dwelling to find a fire in a kitchen that is under construction. They contained the fire with the use of one hand line. Positive pressure was used from Ladder 17 and Squad 16. Fire districts 12 and 18 were recalled. Units were on scene for around 1 hour.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Members of the Saint Paul's Lutheran Church asked the fire company to help with attaching their new weather vein on top of the steeple. The old weather vein had been on top of the church for the past 130 years.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Districts 16, 17, 18, and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to Interstate 80 at the 277.1 West mile marker for a single vehicle that flipped and went over the guide rail and down the embankment. The driver was reported out of the vehicle and injured. Rescue 17 and the ambulance arrived and packaged the male driver of the vehicle. Rescue 17's crew secured the hazards. While waiting for the tow truck, firefighters witnessed a second crash. A minivan was traveling East when it lost control and swerved off the highway rolling down the grass median and eventually striking a car of a pipeline worker who was parked in the median. The van then flew up in the air after striking the car and landed on its side with one entrapped. Crews from Rescue 17 and Squad 16 began to extricate the female victim. Rescue 17 backed down the highway to the new accident scene and pulled the spreader and cutter and removed the rear door to gain access for EMTs, while the second crew removed the windshield to prepare for a roof removal. The victim was able to be removed from the van through the windshield opening. She was transported by Pocono Mountain Regional Ambulance. Lake Harmony Ambulance transported the first victim. Pennsylvania State Police were on scene as well as fire police. Crews were on scene for about an hour and a half.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
The Parade of Boats was held at Nick's Lake House Sunday afternoon. This event brings the community together to celebrate the lake and its emergency services. All proceeds are given to the fire company and ambulance. Lake Harmony's Boat 17 was in the parade. Ladder 17 and Rescue 17 were on display for all to enjoy. Thanks to all who helped make the event a success.
Ladder 17 & Rescue 17
Chief 17 in Dunk Tank
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Stations 16, 17, 18 and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to an MVA at Route 903 and 534 with reported injuries. Squad 16 and Rescue 17 were on scene with the ambulance when it was determined by medical command that two additional ambulances were needed. The helicopter was then placed on stand by for a possible flight. Moments later the helicopter was ordered to fly. Engine 17 established a landing zone at the Penn Kidder school. Rescue 17's crew secured the hazards on both vehicles while Squad 16's crew directed traffic and helped with oil dry. Three other patients were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Fire police from districts 16, 17 & 12 were also on scene to direct traffic with Kidder PD. Crews were on scene for around an hour.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Engine 17 was invited to attend the Pride & Polish show as part of the Keystone Firefighter Conference at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The Engine and Hose Cart were on display all weekend, while members of the company manned a booth to promote the State Convention that we are hosting this September. The Engine took first place in it category of 1961 - 1989 as well as the longest distance driven. The hose cart also placed first and took longest distance transported for a hand drawn, as well as first place for the oldest hand drawn. Nice job to all who helped this weekend.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
A fire alarm at the Town Center Hotel in Split Rock was caused by a culinary mishap. Smoke from the stove set off the alarm and created a smoke condition in the hallway. An electric positive pressure fan from Ladder 17 was set up, which took care of the situation. Districts 16 and 18 were recalled en route.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
A vehicle traveling south on the PA Turnpike crashed into the back of a tractor trailer at the new EZ PASS slip ramp just after 01:00 hours Saturday morning. The vehicle then left the highway and went air born up onto the new southbound on ramp. It then flipped over and hit the light standard, where it returned to its wheels. Rescue 17 was first on scene and set up to remove the driver side door which was jammed shut. The victim then self extricated using the passenger side door. She appeared to have suffered a head injury in the crash. Oil dry was used and glass and debris were removed from the roadway.
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