Lake Harmony Fire Company
 
 
 
 

136TH PENNSYLVANIA STATE FIREMEN'S PARADE IN LAKE HARMONY

Saturday, September 26, 2015   Parade day finally arrived with beautiful weather in the Poconos. Trucks were registered and judged at the Pocono International Speedway by the Delaware Valley Judges. All units were judged and in the line up area by 11:45. The marching units and bands were staged at the firehouse, where they were inserted into the parade by parade marshal Susan Beal. The parade started exactly at 1:00 with the blowing of the house siren. The parade ended at the Town Center Hotel at the Split Rock Resort, where everyone enjoyed the music of the Daisy Jug Band while interacting with all of the vendors at the fire expo. Trophies were awarded two hours after the conclusion of the parade in the Keystone Ballroom. The trophies were sponsored by Glick Fire Equipment Company. The complete list of the parade winners is available on the convention website: PaFireConvention.org

The Lake Harmony Fire Company would like to thank everyone for attending this event, and for all of our sponsors who made this possible. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who worked to make this a success - THANK YOU!!!!!!

       
Glenside Fire Company - 1st Place Best Appearing Engine 1985 and Older

Glenside Fire Company - 1st Place Best
      Appearing Engine 1985 and Older

Reliance of Upper Chichester - 1st Place Best Appearing Tower 2005 and Older

Reliance of Upper Chichester - 1st Place
      Best Appearing Tower 2005 and Older



 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH ON ROUTE 903 IN THE EARLY MORNING OF PARADE DAY

Saturday, September 26, 2015  Stations 17 and 16 along with Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on 903 just North of Lake Road at 3:25 AM. Crews from Rescue 17 and Engine 17 secured the vehicle while Squad 16 shut down the North bound traffic until fire police arrived on scene. The driver was evaluated on scene, but refused treatment. Crews then used the cut-off saw from the Engine to remove two sections of guide rail to allow the tow company access to the vehicle, which was down the embankment. Crews were on scene for about an hour and a half.

     



 

PARADE QUEEN AND PRINCESS CROWNED BY MISS PENNSYLVANIA

Friday, September 25, 2015   Parade Queen Felicia - Sue Anthony and Parade Princess Elizabeth Long were crowned by Miss Pennsylvania Ashley Schmider Friday evening at the Friday Night Social, sponsored by KME Fire Apparatus of Nesquehoning, PA. The two young ladies were chosen for their essays on volunteerism. Each rode in the parade with their sash and crown. Congratulations, you both should be very proud of your accomplishment.



     
Parade Queen Felicia-Sue Anthony

Parade Queen Felicia-Sue Anthony

Parade Princess - Elizabeth Long

Parade Princess - Elizabeth Long



 

FATAL CRASH ON INTERSTATE 80 CLAIMS THE LIFE OF A STROUDSBURG MAN

Friday, September 25, 2015   Rescue 17 & Ladder 17 were on their way to the auto extrication class that was provided by ESI Equipment, inc. when the companies were dispatched to an accident with injuries on Interstate 80 at the 281.9 West Bound mile marker. Carbon County Communications advised units that the Pennsylvania State Police requested units to expedite their response and confirmed heavy entrapment. Ladder 17 arrived on scene  first and went to work with the combi tool, saws-all, and hand tools. The vehicle left the highway and the passenger door struck a large tree, uprooting it from the ground. The vehicle was severely damaged, trapping the single occupant within the wreckage. Crews from the Ladder, Rescue and Albrightsville worked for 45 minutes to free the patient, who unfortunately did not survive. Lake Harmony Ambulance and Lehighton ALS were on scene along with PSP.

     



 

OPEN HOUSE AT LAKE HARMONY FIRE COMPANY IS GREAT SUCCESS

Thursday, September 24, 2015   Lake Harmony Fire Company hosted an Open House with an all Pierce Fire Truck Show. New trucks were on display, while everyone enjoyed food donated by Nick's Lake House & Shenanigans, Country Peddler General Store, and Boulder View Tavern. Thanks to all who attended and we hope everyone enjoyed the evening. A special thank you goes out to Jason Seitz of Lake Harmony Tourismo for providing free transportation of hotel guests to and from the event, as well as transporting all of the judges to and from the racetrack.

     



 

OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE 136TH PA STATE FIREMEN'S CONVENTION

Thursday, September 24, 2015   The 136th Pennsylvania State Firemen's Association annual convention kicked off today with opening ceremonies held in the Keystone Ballroom at the Town Center at Split Rock Resort. Chief Ralph Lennon and President Jim Dau welcomed the association officers and delegates to Lake Harmony for the second time in four years. 

   


 

HANDS ON FIRE TRAINING AT STATE CONVENTION

Thursday, September 17, 2015   Hands on fire training was provided on Thursday and Friday at the Town Center Hotel. Two classes were offered: Fire Ground Survival and Auto Extrication Techniques. Thanks to Tom Quinn from Guardian Safety and Survival and John Evans from ESI Equipment for providing this valuable training experiences for all of the students who attended.

     
Collapse Simulation in Gaurdian's Training Trailer

Collapse Simulation in Gaurdian's
      Training Trailer

Students Performing a Side Take Down using a ram

Students Performing a Side Take Down
      using a ram



 

QUICK RESPONSE SAVES HOME IN LAKE HARMONY

Sunday, September 6, 2015   Companies were dispatched to a dwelling fire on North Lake Drive in Lake Harmony Sunday afternoon. A crew was in the firehouse working on the trucks when the alarm sounded and responded with Ladder 17. Lieutenant 17 arrived on scene with the ladder company to find a 3 story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the garage. Ladder 17's crew entered the dwelling to find a fire in a kitchen that is under construction. They contained the fire with the use of one hand line. Positive pressure was used from Ladder 17 and Squad 16. Fire districts 12 and 18 were recalled. Units were on scene for around 1 hour.

     



 

LADDER 17 PERFORMS COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ALBRIGHTSVILLE

Saturday, August 29, 2015   Members of the Saint Paul's Lutheran Church asked the fire company to help with attaching their new weather vein on top of the steeple. The old weather vein had been on top of the church for the past 130 years. 

     



 

CAR OVER THE GUIDE RAIL & SECOND CRASH WHILE COMPANIES ARE ON SCENE

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   Districts 16, 17, 18, and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to Interstate 80 at the 277.1 West mile marker for a single vehicle that flipped and went over the guide rail and down the embankment. The driver was reported out of the vehicle and injured. Rescue 17 and the ambulance arrived and packaged the male driver of the vehicle. Rescue 17's crew secured the hazards. While waiting for the tow truck, firefighters witnessed a second crash. A minivan was traveling East when it lost control and swerved off the highway rolling down the grass median and eventually striking a car of a pipeline worker who was parked in the median. The van then flew up in the air after striking the car and landed on its side with one entrapped. Crews from Rescue 17 and Squad 16 began to extricate the female victim. Rescue 17 backed down the highway to the new accident scene and pulled the spreader and cutter and removed the rear door to gain access for EMTs, while the second crew removed the windshield to prepare for a roof removal. The victim was able to be removed from the van through the windshield opening. She was transported by Pocono Mountain Regional Ambulance. Lake Harmony Ambulance transported the first victim. Pennsylvania State Police were on scene as well as fire police. Crews were on scene for about an hour and a half.

     



 
 
 

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