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.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A 20 year old women was traveling north on the turnpike when she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the rock face on the shoulder of the road. The vehicle then flipped over on its roof and landed back on the highway. Crews assisted the coroner with extrication of the victim. Units were on scene for over 2 hours.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Companies were at the Town Center Hotel investigating a fire alarm when a single car crash occurred on Route 903 near the Monroe County Line in District 17. Deputy Chief 42-7 reported the crash to the county. Units arrived on scene quickly due to the previous call. Rescue 17 and 1651 were assigned the passenger extrication, while the driver was assigned to Tunckannock Rescue 42. After the vehicle was stabilized, the doors were removed as well as the roof. A front end displacement was then needed to free both occupants who were crushed under the dashboard. Both patients were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital by Lake Harmony and Pocono Regional. Air medical was requested, but could not fly due to weather.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Companies were dispatched to the Comfort Inn on Route 940 for a reported 18 wheeler leaking something from its tank. While en route to the scene, Carbon County Communications informed the chief of the placard number and that it was hauling carbon dioxide. Once on scene a safety zone was established and crews worked with the hotel to try and locate the driver. The material was no longer leaking when Rescue 17 arrived on scene. It was determined that the trailer was just venting and there was no need for any additional fire company services.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Members trained on the proper use of the boat and the various throw-able devices found on Boat 17 and Rescue 17 Monday night over at the dam. Members received instruction on different water rescue techniques and practiced rescuing victims in the water.
Res-Q-Disc being thrown
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Lake Harmony Fire Company ran a "chip on the green" fundraiser today at the Split Rock Wine Festival. Participants tried to chip the ball onto the floating green for a chance to win a free weekend at the resort. Congratulations to winner Robert Birk of Mountain Top, PA - Enjoy your free weekend in the Poconos.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a reported tractor trailer rollover at 03:30 hours on Interstate 80 at the 275.4 Westbound mile marker. Units arrived with a single tractor trailer over the embankment. The driver was able to kick out the windshield and self extricate. Units from Lake Harmony remained on scene for just over 5 hours.
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