Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A tractor trailer slammed into the back of a Penn DOT truck that was set up in a work zone to protect the highway work crew. The truck was equipped with a safety barrier device that performed well. Both drivers sustained injuries that required transportation to area hospitals. Rescue 17 and fire police were on scene for about an hour.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Companies were dispatched for a fire alarm at Jack Frost Ski Lodge late Friday night. Carbon County Communications advised Chief 17 that the alarm was set off by the fireplace. Units were instructed to continue in by Chief 17. Ladder 17 arrived with a heavy smoke condition throughout the massive ski lodge. Both positive and negative pressure fans (six) were placed in service from all three companies. Units were on scene for just under an hour.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Special thanks to Bill Thomas, Ralph Lennon, and Joe Lennon for rotating the tandem wheels on Ladder 17 today. While the wheels were off, members were able to clean, degrease, and remove tar that had accumulated in the wheel well area of the truck over the long hard winter in the Poconos.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a vehicle into the Subway Shop on Route 940. Units from District 17 and 18 were on scene with Kidder Police , Fire Police and Lake Harmony Ambulance. The driver was evaluated at the scene. Rescue 17 and Engine 17 were on scene for about an hour awaiting the Kidder Township building inspector.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Stations 16,17,18 and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to a reported tractor trailer rollover on the west bound exit ramp at the 277 mile marker. 1801 went on scene and corrected the location to the east bound ramp. Rescue 17 and Squad 18 crews secured the hazards and assisted with patient care. District 17 and 18 fire police directed traffic. Lake Harmony Ambulance transported the driver who self extricated with the assistance of a passer by. District 16 was recalled, and Rescue 17 was on scene for just over 2 hours. Fire police remained on scene until released by PSP.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Fire districts 16, 17 and 18 were dispatched to a fuel spill on Interstate 80 at the 274.9 West mile marker. Engine 17 and 1841 arrived with a 150 gallon saddle tank leaking from the seam on the bottom. Crews went into service with oil dry, pads and booms to contain the spill before it made its way to the storm drain. The tank was then removed from the truck and stood up on its end to stop the leak. Crews were on scene for over an hour. District 16 was recalled by 1801.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Units were dispatched for a MVA on Route 940 near the Econo Lodge Motel Friday afternoon. Rescue 17 and Lake Harmony Ambulance arrived with a two vehicle crash. One vehicle left the highway and crashed into a fence. All occupants refused medical treatment. Crews cleaned up the debris and helped Fire Police Lieutenant 17 with traffic control.
Monday, April 6, 2015
A man was rescued off of the broken ice of Lake Harmony late Monday afternoon. The man was approx. 300 feet out on the ice in the area of the cove when the ice gave way. A two man team from Lake Harmony and the Ambulance donned Mustang suits, the ice sled and ropes to make the rescue. Once he was brought safely back to shore, an additional trip on the ice was made to recover his belongings. Units were in service for over an hour.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire on Birch Street in Lake Harmony. Ladder 17 arrived with smoke from the kitchen and went in service with one line and quickly contained the fire to the area of the stove and refrigerator. Both fans from Ladder 17 were put in service to ventilate the dwelling. The homeowner, who was a past president of the Lake Harmony Fire Company, was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center by Lake Harmony Ambulance with serious burns to his hands and feet. The burns were caused when the pan on the stove was knocked onto the floor spilling the hot grease on his body.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
After an evening of ropes and rigging class last night, Ladder 17 was asked to assist the police department in the removal of an old radio antenna on their building this morning. The antenna was tied off and cut down in several sections. The operation was completed in about 30 minutes.
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