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GREASE FIRE AT SPLIT ROCK RESORT

Friday, July 11, 2014  Units were dispatched to a report of multiple fire alarms in building 3 of the Willowbrook complex at Split Rock Resort. When Ladder 17 arrived on scene, they found a smoke condition on the second floor. Crews made their way the the fire room, where they found a grease fire on the stove. The fire was knocked down by the guest with a dry powder extinguisher. Fans were set up to clear the smoke and the TIC was used to check for extension.

     



 

WATER SUPPLY TRAINING AT POCONO RACEWAY

Monday, July 7, 2014   Lake Harmony and Tobyhanna Fire Companies joined Tunkanock Fire Company in a drill at the Pocono Raceway Monday night. The 2 levels of suits above the grandstands have no water supply in place. Lake Harmony's ladder truck was set up to act as a standpipe system in the event of a fire in the box level of the grandstands. Ladder 17 set up and was able to reach the top level, which would be needed in the event of a fire on race day.

     



 

MULTIPLE BRUSH FIRES ON THE INTERSTATE

Sunday, June 22, 2014   Units from Kidder, Lake Harmony and Albrightsville were dispatched to a reported brush fire on Interstate 80 at the 275 East mile marker. Kidder arrived on scene first with a fire on the bank in the passing lane. White Haven's Engine assisted. Ladder 17 took the second fire on the shoulder. Ladder 17 was at the Wine Festival and took in the call. One booster line was placed in service. Albrightville was recalled en-route.

   


 

VEHICLE RESCUE OPERATIONS CLASS HELD AT STATION 17

Saturday, June 21, 2014   The second part of the Vehicle Rescue class was held this weekend at Station 17. Students participated in activities that included patient packaging and removal, and use of hand tools in extrication. Students performed a dash displacement using a high lift jack and folded a vehicle in half for practice with chains and a come-a-long.

     



 

FIRE COMPANY WORKS FUNDRAISER AT ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL AT SPLIT ROCK RESORT

Saturday, June 21, 2014   Lake Harmony Fire Company worked a Hole-In-One contest at the annual Wine Festival at Split Rock Resort this Saturday and Sunday. Contestants attempted to chip the ball on the green for a chance to win a free weekend at the resort. All who hit the green were entered into a drawing to see who would win the vacation package valued at $600.00. The free vacation was won by Dan Rodan of Philadelphia. Congratulations Dan!

     



 

CHIEF RALPH LENNON RECEIVES COMMUNITY HEROES AWARD

Wednesday, June 18, 2014   Chief Ralph Lennon was one of four recipients of the Mauch Chunk Trust Companies 2014 Community Heroes Award. Ralph was nominated by the lake Harmony Fire Company for his tireless service to the fire company and to the citizens of Kidder Township. Being a volunteer firefighter for over 50 years, Ralph has served his community in many different capacities. He started his service in Jim Thorpe as a member of the Marion Hose Company. He then moved to suburban Philadelphia, where he joined the Glenside Fire Company. He volunteered with Glenside for over 30 years, attaining the ranks of Chief Engineer, Deputy Chief, Fire Chief, Company Assistant Secretary, and Vice President. After retirement form the Springfield School District, he returned to Lake Harmony where he had served as a part time member since 1965. Ralph soon was appointed deputy chief, and later was voted in a Fire Chief, a position he currently holds. Congratulations, chief, you certainly deserve this honor.

   


 

LAKE HARMONYY PLACES NEW BOAT IN SERVICE

Sunday, June 8, 2014   Lake Harmony Fire Company purchased a 2007 14 foot aluminum rescue boat from the Sweedesburg Fire Company in Montgomery County, PA. The boat is equipped with a center console and is powered by an Evinrude 28 HP engine. This boat will improve our water rescue capabilities and operations.

     



 

BROOKLINE FIRE COMPANY HOSTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A HUGE PARADE

Saturday, June 7, 2014   Lake Harmony Fire Company would like to thank the members of the Brookline Fire Company for a great day at your 100th Anniversary Celebration. You should be very proud of this important accomplishment in the history of your fire company. Lake Harmony took home 8 trophies to the Poconos on Saturday. 

1st Best Equipped and Appearing Aerial 2009 and Older

1st Best Equipped and Appearing Engine 1987-1994

1st Best Equipped and Appearing Light Rescue

1st Best Equipped and Appearing Tanker

1st Hand Drawn Fire/Steamer Apparatus

1st Best Appearing Out of County Fire Company with 3 or More Pieces

1st Best Appearing Out of County Fire Company in Uniform with 15 or More Members Marching with No Music

1st BEST OF SHOW - Ladder 17


Thanks to all of our members who worked many hours on the trucks and equipment to get them ready for the parade - this is no small accomplishment. Having the dedication, time, energy and drive to work so hard to achieve a goal is a great thing. LAKE HARMONY is for LOVERS - Don't Hate, Appreciate!

     



 

RESCUE 17 ESTABLISHES LANDING ZONE FOR PENNSTAR 5

Friday, June 6, 2014  Lake Harmony Ambulance, Lehighton ALS, and Kidder QRS were dispatched to a pedestrian struck on Route 940 west of the Wawa. Air medical was requested, which dispatched district 17 to the landing zone at the Mountain Laural Resort. Rescue 17 established the LZ at the helipad for Pennstar 5. Units were on scene for 1 hour.



     



 

LAKE HARMONY TAKES TOP HONORS AT FLEETWOOD

Saturday, May 31, 2014   The Lake Harmony Fire Company attended Fleetwood Fire Companies 100th Anniversary Parade today. Having served their community for 100 years is a great accomplishment and we were proud to help them celebrate. The Engine won 1st Place Best Appearing & Equipped Engine 1980-1992, The Ladder won 1st Best Appearing & Equipped Aerial Device, and the company won the top prize of Best Appearing Fire Company. Great job getting the equipment cleaned up from a tough winter. Members in attendance were: Joe Lennon, Dave Washington, Carmen Cruz, Ed Darrow, John Creagan, Maddy Creagan, and Rob Heckman.

   


 
 
 

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