Companies were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire on Fawn Grove Drive. Upon arrival, district 16 took the driveway and pulled one line. Ladder 17 took the rear of the address and stretched one line and extinguished the shed, boat and other debris that was on fire. The dwelling was never involved. District 22 supplied Ladder 17 and Tanker 17 supplied engines 22 and 16. Units were on scene for around 1 hour. It was reported that one person was burned and left the scene before fire units arrived.
This weekend members of the Lake Harmony Fire Company along with the Penn Forest No. 2 Fire Company attended a Tanker Water Supply class at the firehouse. The class was taught through Bucks County Community College by instructor Bill Adams. Many aspects of rural water supply were learned and then demonstrated during hands on training. Thanks Bill for a great class!
Units were dispatched to a reported working dwelling fire at 17 Laurette Drive early this morning. Ladder 17 was the first arriving fire apparatus and took the narrow driveway on the “A-B” corner. The crew was split pulling two hand lines, one for interior attack and the other for the exterior deck area. The interior crew from Ladder 17 and Engine 22 made an aggressive attack, entering on the “C” side and making their way to the second floor where they encountered heavy fire conditions. District 16 supplied the ladder, and districts 12 and 22’s tankers supplied them. The ladder company then vented the roof due to fire conditions above the ceiling on the second floor. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 30 minutes. No injuries were reported. Crews were on scene for around 3 hours. Also responding were Monroe 41,42,34 (RIT), and Carbon 20 (RIT), Lake Harmony Ambulance, Lehighton ALS, Kidder PD.
The annual parade of boats supports Lake Harmony Fire Company and Lake Harmony Ambulance. This year the fire company set up a fire extinguisher prop for the children to learn about fire safety and how to use the proper fire extinguisher. We also set up a repelling demonstration where members repelled of off the aerial truck. This years winner of the parade of boats was David Lennon with the theme of “Top Gun”.
At the Lake Harmony Fire Companies annual picnic, Lieutenant Matt Miller was awarded fire fighter of the year for his tireless efforts and outstanding performance. Matt has been a great addition to the fire company and has shown his dedication time and time again.
Matt and Dave Washington were also the cornhole champions of the 2022 picnic – Congratulations to both of you.
Lake Harmony Engine 17 was dispatched to assist fire district 12 for a reported working dwelling fire at 33 Susquehanna Drive. District 12 arrived to confirm a single story dwelling well involved. Engine 17 arrive and took side “B” driveway and split our crew with two firefighters stretching a line to the rear of the structure while the rest entered side “A” to assist district 12 with the interior attack. Penn Forest 22’s tanker arrived behind engine 17 and supplied the engine. Crews were on scene for around 2 hours. No injuries were reported.
Stations 17, 16 and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to a working tractor trailer fire on Interstate 80 at the 287 West bound mile marker. While enroute chief 17 requested Penn Forrest for an additional tanker. Monroe station 41 was then added when district 16 failed to get out. The ambulance crew reported a large column of smoke visible several miles out and that the fire was in the East bound lanes. Engine 17’s crew of six arrived with the tractor fully involved on the shoulder of the roadway. Crews went inservice with one hand line and were able to control the fire before running out of water. Tanker 2233 arrived and supplied the engine to finish cooling down the truck. Fire station 41 was cancelled before arrival. Crews were on scene for around 1 hour.
Albrightsville, Lake Harmony and Lake Harmony Ambulance were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire on boulder field road, deep into the State Park. Engine 17 arrived on scene first and pulled two lines, one for the vehicle and one for the brush fire. Crews extinguished the fires and used dry powder to contain the ruptured fuel tank.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Lake Harmony Fire Company President, Edward Darrow, who died May 30, 2022. Ed was an eleven year member of the fire company, where he served as Chief Engineer and President. Ed was a life member of the Weldon Fire Company and also the Montgomery Township Fire Department. Ed was a decorated United States Army veteran who served with distinction as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Please keep Vicki and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
5/1/1945 – 5/30/2022
Come see classic rock cover band KARTUNE and support the Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company this Saturday night, March 5 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the firehouse. $20.00 per person admission at the door. BYOB with food available for purchase. We hope to see you there for a fun event with a GREAT band!
257 Lake Harmony Road. Parking on left side of the firehouse or across the street near the post office.
Lake Harmony, Albrightsville and Penn Forest Station 22 were dispatched to a reported house fire on Lakeview Drive in Lake Harmony. Ladder 17 arrived with fire showing on side B. The ladder crew was split with one crew deploying an 1.75″ line to the interior while the second crew threw a ladder to side B. A second line was deployed to the exterior. District 22 was ordered to the roof to open it up as the interior crew pulled drywall to expose the root of the fire. The woodburning stove was the cause of the fire which was held to the bedroom and fireplace area of the first floor. No injuries were reported.
A man jumped to his death along interstate 476 Wednesday afternoon from a 350 foot high bridge. Lake Harmony, Tunkhannock, and Penn Forest Station 22 responded for a reported rescue, which turned into a recovery operation. Crews established a mirrored 3:1 haul system to recover the body. Rope lengths exceeded 500 feet, which required several knot passings during the haul. Crews were on scene for over 3 hours.
Members of the Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company along with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House want to thank everyone who contributed to the recent toy drive, which provided a huge number of toys to the patients and their families using the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
The project allowed the Fire Company to collect toys and money which was delivered to Philadelphia on Friday, December 10, 2021.
After delivering almost $600.00 and a pick-up truck full of toys the firefighters were treated to a tour of the facilities, which include a modern commercial kitchen which feeds about two hundred people each day, and rooms which accommodate up to 150 families per night. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is the world’s first house and at present is the 2nd largest facility.
The firemen were extremely pleased to have completed this very rewarding project and again want to thank everyone who donated and helped make the project a success