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 Fire Company. 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 257 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony, PA 18624. Our phone number is (570) 722-8138 - FAX 570-722-8135. Our mailing address is PO BOX 554, Lake Harmony, PA 18624.
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You can help us find you easier by ordering and installing your new Kidder Township Approved house address sign. Just click the large order form image - then click the small PDF icon at the bottom left corner of the page to download the order form. Orders will be filled as fast as possible and can be picked up at the Kidder Township Building during normal business hours, or at the firehouse by appointment. Any questions, call Chief Ralph Lennon at (570) 722-8138 ext. 1
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lake Harmony Ambulance was dispatched for a report of an elderly man down on the ice in the area of 124 South Lake Drive with a laceration to his head. Upon arrival, EMS called for Lake Harmony Rescue 17 to assist. The rescue crew along with the ambulance crew took the stokes basket onto the ice to load the patient, while the other EMT treated the patient. The crews on land then pulled the patient back to shore, while a 3-to-1 mechanical advantage was rigged up to assist in pulling the large patient up the embankment. Station 16 was called for a manpower assist. Once the additional manpower arrived, the patient was easily hoisted up the hill and placed in the ambulance, where he was transported to the hospital.
Friday, January 13, 2017
The Boy Scouts from Troop 48 out of Glenside, PA came to the Poconos this weekend for a ski weekend. The boys "camped" inside the firehouse Friday and Saturday nights. They spent the day Saturday skiing at Jack Frost and the evening at the H2O water park. Chief 1 from the Glenside Fire Company caught a couple of runs while in town with his troop.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
All Points Towing was on scene of a tractor trailer crash on Interstate 80 at the 282 East Mile Marker when they heard what sounded like a crash. A single vehicle left the roadway, went air-borne, then traveled down a 100 foot ravine where it rested on its wheels. District 17 was dispatched along with the ambulance. Rescue 17 responded as well as the Engine. Station 17 command requested additional manpower to the scene - Albrightsville, Penn Forest Station 2, Monroe County District 42, and Lehighton Ambulance. EMS command requested two medical helicopters for patient transport. Crews carried two patients up the embankment in stokes baskets and loaded them into the waiting helicopters. Units were on scene for over an hour.
Photo: George Henning
Monday, January 2, 2017
District 17 was dispatched to a dumpster fire on Warbler Court in the Blue Heron section of Big Boulder. Engine 17 stretched one hand line and extinguished the fire.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
2016 ended with a bang as fireworks and a ski parade came down the mountain at Big Boulder Ski Area on New Years Eve. 2016 ended up breaking last years record fire calls for Lake Harmony Fire Company, ending the year with a total of 379 calls.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Stations 16 & 17 were dispatched to an unknown type fire on Laurel Lane in Albrightsville Wednesday evening. Upon arrival crews discovered a large wood pile and enclosure on fire. The property was located at the end of a narrow steep driveway. 1611 was able to ascend the snow and ice covered driveway, while Engine 17 only made it half way up. Crews advanced 600' of 1 3/4" line up to 1611 and another 400' of 2 1/2" line down to Engine 1210's line that they started up the driveway. Tanker 17 and 12 off loaded their water to Engine 1210. Crews were on scene for over 2 1/2 hours.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Albrightsville Fire Company was paged to 29 Placid Lane for an investigation. 1601 responded in his POV. Station 16 was then dispatched and responded with their mini pumper. The call was then upgraded to a working fire and Lake Harmony, Penn Forrest 2 & 1, and Tunkannock Fire Companies were added to the response. The fire was deep seated in the area under the fireplace hearth. 1611 had two hand lines in service, and Engine 1711 had one 2 1/2" supply line supplying 1611. Crews ended up dismantling the hearth to gain access to the fire. Crews were on scene for around 2 hours.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
On December 28th, while out on a working dwelling fire in Holiday Pocono, fire companies were dispatched to a reported tractor trailer crash with explosions and fire on Interstate-80, located around the 276 Eastbound mile-marker. Rescue-17 responded from the station while Tanker-17 was released from the dwelling fire in order to respond, along with units from White Haven and Tobyhanna. Upon arrival, Rescue and Deputy-17 found a fully involved tractor trailer, with fire showing from the rear of the second truck. White Haven's engine began extinguishing the massive fire, along with the units from Tobyhanna. Additional units were called in from Dennison Twp. and Tunkhannock. Engine-17 was eventually released from the dwelling fire and also responded to assist with overhaul. One of the drivers was found dead in the wreckage. Units were on-scene for over six hours. The interstate was closed while waiting for clean up crews to arrive, who removed the cargo of lunch meats and the two vehicles.
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