Lake Harmony Fire Company
 
 
 
 

WELCOME TO THE LAKE HARMONY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

The Lake Harmony Fire Company is an all volunteer company located in a  resort community in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We protect 69 square miles of Kidder Township in conjunction with the Albrightsville and Kidder Fire Companies. Our township includes many hotels, motels, lakes, a school, Hickory Run State Park, Jack Frost & Big Boulder Ski Areas, Interstate 80, and Interstate 476. We are located at 129 Lake Road, Lake Harmony, PA 18624. Our phone number is (570) 722-8138


   
 

LAKE HARMONY HOSTS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Friday, March 20, 2015   The American Red Cross team braved the snow and arrived at Lake Harmony Fire Company around noon to set up for the 2:00 PM start. The snow discouraged some donors, but the drive was still productive. Each pint collected saves 3 lives, so EVERY pint counts! Thanks to those who came out and supported a great cause.

     



 

SNOW CAUSES MULTIPLE CRASHES AND EXTRICATIONS ON INTERSTATE 80 IN KIDDER TOWNSHIP

Friday, March 20, 2015   Stations 16, 17, 18, LHRS, and Lehighton ALS were dispatched before noon for a crash involving a tractor trailer and multiple vehicles at the 274 West mile marker. 1801 arrived in his POV with a tractor trailer over the embankment and multiple other vehicles involved with one injury. Rescue 17 found another 2 car crash off of the highway on 80 while en route to the original call, no injuries were found. The Rescue and Engine continued towards the call and came across another crash with multiple injuries and one trapped in the rear seat area. Crews put the mini cutter and spreader in service to remove the rear seat for patient egress. While finishing this extrication Carbon County Communications transmitted another crash off the highway on its roof with multiple occupants entrapped. District 16 was directed to take in this call at the 278 West mile marker, but due to weather and traffic conditions, their response was delayed. Rescue 17 packed up and proceeded to the call, which was about a 9 mile trip utilizing 2 cross over access points. The Rescue crew was the first fire unit on scene and went to work with a single vehicle off the road on its side with one victim trapped in the passenger seat area. A 4" diameter tree was removed to gain access, then a complicated roof flap was started. Due to the victims location and damage to the vehicle, the extrication was made more difficult. The vehicle was initially self stabilized by a large tree. As work to flap the roof began, the vehicle needed additional stabilization using the struts. The patient was removed and transported by Lehighton Ambulance.

There were approx. 8-10 additional crashes along the interstate in Kidder Township while we were in service, one involving a tractor trailer who jack knifed and lost a load of thick steel plate material. Engine 17 took in a 5 vehicle crash on Route 940 West of the Turnpike. Lake Harmony fire units were on the interstate for over 4 1/2 hours.

     



 

DIESEL FUEL SPILL ON THE INTERSTATE

Monday, March 9, 2015   Companies were dispatched today for a fuel spill on Interstate 80 at the 274.8 West mile marker. A saddle tank on a tractor trailer was leaking fuel due to a rupture in the tank. The fuel was running down the side of the highway when crews arrived. Rescue 17's crew, along with district 18 and 16, used the leak kit, pads, and approx. 200 pounds of oil dry to contain the leak. Rescue 17 was on scene for 2 1/2 hours.

     



 

SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH WITH ENTRAPMENT

Saturday, March 7, 2015   Stations 16, 17, 18, LHRS, and Lehighton ALS were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 534 in Hickory Run State Park. One patient was trapped in the driver's seat and needed to be extricated. The vehicle was stabilized using district 18's rescue jacks. Hydraulic tools and reciprocating saws were used to do a roof flap.

     
Photo courtesy of Kidder Fire Co.

Photo courtesy of Kidder Fire Co.

Photo courtesy of Kidder Fire Co.

Photo courtesy of Kidder Fire Co.



 

FOUR VEHICLE CRASH WITH FLIGHT ON THE INTERSTATE

Friday, March 6, 2015   Units were dispatched by Carbon County Radio for a multi vehicle crash on Interstate 80 at the 276.5 mile marker Friday. One patient was transported by helicopter, which landed right on the highway.

   


 

THE FIRE SERVICE LOSSES A GREAT MAN

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Chief Jim "Libby" Liberatore passed away today in his home in New Jersey. Libby was the chief judge of the New Jersey Fire Chief's Parade Judges Organization. He was a long time member of the Beverly Road Fire Company in Burlington Township, New Jersey. Libby currently served with the Delran Fire Company, where he was instrumental in helping Lake Harmony obtain our 1988 Mack CF Engine from them several years ago. Members of Lake Harmony along with Engine 17 were honored to be a part of the services Friday and Saturday. The Burlington Twp. Fire Department along with the Delran Fire Department gave Libby a memorable send off fitting for such a great man, you all should be very proud. Libby, you will be missed by all, but not forgotten. Rest in peace.

     
Photo: Courier Post Newspaper

Photo: Courier Post Newspaper

Photo: Courier Post Newspaper

Photo: Courier Post Newspaper



 

LADDER AND RESCUE 17 RUN MULTIPLE CALLS DURING SNOW STORM

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.

   


 

FIRST CALL FOR NEW FIREFIGHTER NICOLE POTTS

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.

   


 

NEW EDITION TO THE LAKE HARMONY FAMILY

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.

     



 
 
 

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