Saturday, December 19, 2015
Stations 17 & 16 along with Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to an automatic fire alarm at the Town Center Hotel at the Resort at Split Rock. Upon arrival, crews were informed of a smoke condition on the third floor caused by a culinary mishap. Ladder 17 deployed a positive pressure fan in the "A" fire tower and an electric fan on the third floor. Rescue 17 then set up two additional electric fans on the third floor. The ambulance crew was sent to the main lobby to treat several children who were exposed to the smoke. Albrightsville was ordered to place their fan in the "A" fire tower along with Ladder 17's fan. Units were on scene for just under an hour.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Stations 17 & 16 and LHA were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 80 at the 279.2 Westbound Mile Marker early Sunday morning. Tanker 17 arrived with a fire in the cab brakes, tires and battery box. Two lines were put in service to extinguish the fire. This was the first of 8 calls for the day.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Fire Districts 17 & 16 along with the ambulance and Kidder PD were dispatched to a lost hunter who became disoriented in the area of the Francis Walter Dam. A command post was established along the pipeline at Route 940. Lake Harmony's ATV was sent along the pipeline to try and locate the hunter who had made cell phone communication with Carbon County Communications and stated he was on the pipeline trail at the Lehigh River. After about a 4 mile trek along the trail he was found and returned to his vehicle unharmed.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Santa runs continue throughout the Lake Harmony area. Just contact Chief Lennon to arrange a delivery time between now and Monday December 21st. Call 570-722-8248.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Lake Harmony Fire Company was dispatched to assist Monroe County Station 42 on a confirmed dwelling fire Monday night. Chief 42 on scene requested a full response from Carbon 17 along with Monroe 41, Tobyhanna. Ladder & Tanker 17 along with Engine 42 all arrived together with heavy smoke pushing out of the dwelling. Ladder 17's crew assisted 42 with the interior attack, while Tanker 17 set up a supply line to Tunkhannock's Engine. Upon entry into the basement, crews found that the bulk of the fire had burnt itself out. Positive pressure ventilation was established, and the interior crews contained the hot spots. Units were on scene for 2 hours.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Fire companies were dispatched for a search in the area of Boulder Field in the Hickory Run State Park around 7:30 PM Monday night. A second call for an MVA Rollover was transmitted immediately after the call for the search. Units from Lake Harmony were out at drill, and responded back to the station to get the ATV before responding to the park for the search while district 16 units took in the MVA along with Fire Police. The search area was in a remote area of the park and required the use of multiple ATVs. Fire District 12 was added for their ATV. After some time it was thought that he may have headed towards the area of Camp Moseywood, so the standby crew at station 17 sent Engine 17 to the camp to begin the search of that area. Just as they arrived on scene, the missing hunter was found and all units were released by 16 command.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Lake Harmony, Albrightsville, and Polk Twp. Fire Companies were dispatched on the second alarm of a dwelling fire in the Mt. Poccahonnis Development. The fire appeared to have started in the area of the chimney. An out of town firefighter reported fire through the roof while units were responding.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Stations 16 and 17 were dispatched to a tractor trailer fire at the 94.2 South bound mile marker of the PA Turnpike on Tuesday afternoon. Engine 17 along with Tanker 17 were first on scene with the tractor section fully involved, with extension into the trailer. Engine 17 lead off with two attack lines and knocked down the bulk of the fire. Tanker 17 assisted with two more lines in service. Tanker 16 set up a supply line to Tanker 17. Crews made access into the trailer section which was hauling refrigerated pallets of cream cheese. Units were on scene for 2 hours. Around 8:00 AM Wednesday morning, units were dispatched for a re-kindle of the trailer units cargo, which was smoldering at Shlear's Towing on Route 534. They were able to use a skid loader to remove the remaining cargo.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Luzurne County Communications requested Ladder 17 to cover Freeland Fire Company while they were on a working dwelling fire in the borough on Friday night. Ladder 17 along with an engine from weatherly were dispatched to cover a call while en route to the standby. Units on scene made a nice stop on the fast moving fire that displaced 11 people. A culinary mishap was blamed for causing the fire. Ladder 17 was on scene for around 2 hours.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kidder Township Police were notified by the Snow Ridge Village Security that they had a vehicle that had caught on fire. Kidder Police then called for Lake Harmony Fire to extinguish the remains of a car fire that had occurred sometime over night. According to police, the owner stated that he attempted to extinguish the fire using several Coors Light beer bottles, which obviously did not work. For some reason the driver did not report the fire until several hours after the incident. Engine 17 arrived and fully extinguished the fire. Units were on scene for just under an hour.
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