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
The 4 person 18 hole scramble will start at 1:00 PM sharp at the Split Rock Country Club. Registration starts at 11:30 AM - Cost is $100.00 per player. Lunch will be served from 11:30 - 12:30. The awards banquet will be held immediately after the tournament in the club house dining room, which includes a prime rib dinner served with a potato, vegetable, salad, beer and desert. Prizes include closest to the pin, putting contest and ball drop. Other prizes including flat screen TV's. For information call Colin Devereux at 570-956-7488 or Marvyn Raphaelson at 570-956-9944.
Monday, April 14, 2014
At the recent meeting of the state firemen's association, Lake Harmony Fire Companies bid to once again host the convention was approved. The convention will be held from September 24th through the 27th, 2015. A fire expo will take place in the galleria sports complex, along with a beef & beer on Friday night. The parade will take place on Saturday, and will end at the Galleria resort. For information call Chief Ralph Lennon at 570-722-8248.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Early Wednesday morning units were dispatched to Interstate 80 for a tractor trailer crash down the embankment. The truck left the roadway and rolled onto the driver side of the cab. The driver was pinned under the steering column. Upon arrival of Rescue 17, A heavy duty rotator tow truck was dispatched to the scene to assist with rescue operations. Crews cut their way in and removed part of the steering wheel with no success. Once the rotator arrived, the boom was hooked onto the cab and was able to lift it slightly to help with extrication. The trucks winch was also used to pull the steering column. Extrication was complete in just over 1 hour. The patient was then air lifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Albrightsville Fire Company set up a protection line, while Tunkannock Rescue 42's crew assisted with rescue operations. Lake Harmony Ambulance and Lehighton Medics handled patient care.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Companies were dispatched to a reported MVA with injuries on Interstate 80 at the 274 East mile marker just before midnight. Rescue 17 was directed to enter the highway going west bound on the east bound off ramp and set up the light tower. One victim was ejected from the vehicle and was in the middle of the highway. Crews were used to search for a possible missing child that may have been ejected from the vehicle. After the search proved negative, the battery was secured on the vehicle. Units were on scene for over an hour.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tanker and Ladder 17 were placed on standby for a working basement fire in Towamisning Trails in Penn Forrest Township Wednesday morning. Within a minute, units were dispatched to respond. Penn Forrest requested that we respond with the tanker first. The Ladder was then asked to stay back in lieu of the Engine, which was needed to draft at the fill site. The Tanker went on scene right after Penn Forrest's Engine and Tanker. Porta tanks were set up, while Tanker 17 nursed the Engine. The fire was heavy in the basement and was pushing out throughout the building. A 10' x 10' hole burned through the first floor, which accelerated the spread of fire. Crews made an aggressive attack and saved the dwelling.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Shortly after midnight companies were dispatched to Interstate 80 for a single vehicle crash with four occupants. Ladder 17 arrived on scene first with one car into the guide rail. The vehicle was secured and hazards were mitigated. Units from Kidder and Albrightsville also responded.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Engine 17 was dispatched to establish an LZ at Harmony Beverage for an injured skier from Jack Frost Mountain.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Units were dispatched to a 2 car crash on Route 903 and Route 563. Lake Harmony Rescue 17 arrived on scene and took the driver door. Albrightsville's 1611 was directed to the Penn Kidder School to set up an LZ for Medevac.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Four members of the Delran Fire Company of New Jersey arrived in Lake Harmony early Saturday morning to help replace the rear rotors on Rescue 17. This truck is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear, not a common occurrence on trucks. With all the parts on hand, the crew from Delran along side our engineer and lieutenant started tearing down the rear of the truck. Getting the studs out of the old rotor proved difficult. Getting the new studs in was worse. Using a porta power, hydraulic spreaders, and a punch press did not work. The final solution was to use two sledge hammers and beat them into place. The members of Lake Harmony are extremely thank full to the Delran Fire Company for their true support and brotherhood.
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