Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Ladder and Rescue kept busy during the weekend snow storm. Multiple calls to the Galleria for AFAs due to ongoing construction activities, as well as a run to Willowbrook and Mountain Laural over the night for water flow alarms that were caused by broken sprinkler pipes.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Lake Harmony Fire Company wants to welcome Nicole Potts to the company as a new firefighter. Nicole's membership is due to our new "Recruitment & Retention" initiative. Nicole made her first call tonight just hours after receiving her orientation training and firefighting gear. Good luck Nicole, and welcome aboard.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Congratulations to Bill Thomas and Rhiannon Romano!!! Annabelle Thomas was
born December 21, 2014 at 12:07am. She was 19-1/2" long and weighed in at 8
lbs. 1 oz. Rhiannon's family and friends at Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire
Company (where her Daddy is the Lieutenant) held a baby shower at the firehouse back
in November. Bill's fellow firefighters and friends held a raffle for the date
and time of her birth. Maureen Kennedy was the winner with a date of December
21, 2014, 2 am. All prize money was given to Bill for Annabelle.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a reported chimney fire with flames shooting out the chimney. The house was located at the top of a 1000' long narrow driveway that could not be accessed by the ladder or engine companies. Pick up trucks from 16 and 18 were used to get personnel to the scene. Upon arrival, chief 17 found an active chimney fire in a wood burning stove pipe. Crews laddered the building using the homeowners ladder and removed the chimney cap. The homeowner used a dry powder extinguisher on the fire before companies arrived. The pipe was disassembled, and more dry powder was shot up the chimney extinguishing the fire. Crews used the TIC to check for extension into the roof area. Engine 17 was ordered to remain on Route 940 so that they could establish a water supply if needed.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Stations 16, 17, 18, LHRS, and Lehighton ALS were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 80 at the 277 West mile marker just after 1:00 AM Friday morning. Upon arrival, a van was found off the road on its roof. Rescue 17 took a blocking position at the rear of Lake Harmony's ambulance which was parked off the highway on the shoulder. Crews assisted with patient care, secured the vehicle, and provided lighting and flares. Several patients were placed in Rescue 17 and LHRS's ambulance while additional units were called to transport them. One seriously injured patient was apparently ejected from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital by a passer by in their POV. Units from White Haven, Thornhurst (2), Freeland, and Pocono Mt. Regional all transported patients to several hospitals, while LHRS remained on the scene.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Fire companies and LHRS were dispatched to a reported fire alarm at the Galleria in Split Rock. Upon arrival, crews found water leaking on the second floor. With further investigation, it was determined that a 3" sprinkler main ruptured on the 6th floor, causing major water damage to rooms on several different floors. Crews from district 17 & 16 were on scene for just under 2 hours.
Monday, January 26, 2015
A single vehicle crash was reported on Route 940 west of Moseywood Road. Rescue 17's crew was instructed to remove the roof for EMS on scene. Patient was removed and the vehicle secured. Units were on scene for an hour.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Units were dispatched for a chimney fire at the Mid Lakes complex at Big Boulder. Reports of flames from the chimney prompted the 911 call. Ladder 17's main was placed in service and the chimney chain used to clear the debris after interior crews cleared out the active fire in the firebox. Crews were on scene for an hour.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Stations 16, 17, 18, Lake Harmony Ambulance, and White Haven Ambulance were dispatched to Interstate 80 at the 282 mile marker for a reported crash with 3 injuries. Lake Harmony Ambulance was on scene first with one car off the highway with no patients on scene. Rescue 17 arrived and secured the vehicle. Apparently the occupants were transported by PSP. The crash was apparently the result of icy road conditions.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
On Saturday evening, the Lake Harmony Fire Company held it's annual holiday party. The party was held at the Galleria this year, which was very nice. Over 40 people were in attendance, and it seemed like everyone had a great time. President Lou Montanaro was given a plaque for his dedicated service to the company. Lou stepped down as president, and has assumed the position of Vice President. Stan Costro was also given a plaque for his role as the Vice President. Both men have helped the company come a long way in a very short time period - THANKS to both of you. Fire Police member John Creegan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Saturday night - congratulations John.
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