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
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The annual Parade of Boats was held today at Nick's Lake House. All proceeds benefit the Lake Harmony Fire Company and Lake Harmony Rescue Squad. Thanks to all the organizers and all of the patrons who supported the event.
Chief 17 in the dunk tank
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Lake Harmony Fire Company conducted training exercises today at a house ready for demolition. Scenarios included hose line advancement, search and rescue, forcible entry, and breaching walls.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A single ATV went off of the highway on Route 940 just past the Wawa and crashed. The driver was seriously injured and Medevac was dispatched for a flight. Rescue 17 took the LZ at the Mountain Laurel Hotel helipad.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Units were dispatched for a rescue at Hawk Falls in the Hickory Run State Park. All three companies and Penn 2 were on scene with their all terrain vehicles. The victim was at the falls with an injury to the leg. He was transported by stokes to the bridge where he was transferred to the ATV.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Units were dispatched tonight for a vehicle fire on Interstate 80 at the 278.1 East. Engine 17 arrived on scene first with a fully involved van fire. Crews lead off with two 1 3/4" lines and were making good headway when they encountered a large deposit of magnesium in the drivers compartment. The nozzle man was thrown from the vehicle from the blast. He was treated on scene by Lake Harmony Ambulance. A third protection line was pulled off of Tanker 17, which was also supplying the engine. Kidder Fire company assisted with manpower. Albrightsville was recalled.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Units were dispatched for an accident with injuries on Wolf Hollow Road in Split Rock Monday evening. Lake Harmony Ambulance and Rescue 17 arrived to find a single golf cart which had rolled on its side coming down the steep roadway. The cart was occupied by 3 young girls, who where thrown from the vehicle. All three were treated on the scene by Lake Harmony Ambulance and Rescue 17's crew. Two were transported by LH Ambulance, while the third went with Lehighton ALS. Crews from Albrightsville Fire Company also assisted.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Companies were dispatched to a tractor trailer crash with injuries on Route 80 at the 282.3 East mile marker. The truck ran off the road and rolled over on its side. The driver was extricated by his own power with help from some civilians who stopped to give assistance. Rescue 17's crew secured the truck and checked for hazards. Lake Harmony was on scene until two rotators up righted the truck. The driver was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Lake Harmony Fire Company placed 20 new SCBA in service tonight. The new air packs were purchased through a $93,000 federal grant, of which the fire company payed 5%. MSA is the brand that was chosen after meeting with representatives from several manufacturers. The crew has been trained on the new features and are excited about the way they perform. The existing pack bottles were about to reach the end of their life cycle of 15 years, as per the NFPA standards.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The final weekend of the vehicle rescue series was held this weekend at Lake Harmony. Members of the class were instructed on advanced techniques for rescuing victims from vehicles. The use of hydraulic tools and equipment was stressed. The students then returned on Monday evening to take the written test that was administered by the PA Board of Health.
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