Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services

Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services A volunteer organization which provides water rescue and emergency services for the residents of the south-central Pennsylvania region. Harrisburg River Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 100% volunteer organization which provides community-based, high quality, cost effective water rescue and emergency services for the residents of the south-central Pennsylvania region that started over 50 years ago.

While there are many water rescue teams in existence, River Rescue, is widely considered one of the best equipped and best trained all-volunteer units in and around the state of Pennsylvania.

While there are many water rescue teams in existence, River Rescue, is widely considered one of the best equipped and best trained all-volunteer units in and around the state of Pennsylvania.

Operating as usual

09/01/2021
08/31/2021
With Ida upon, please follow these quick tips and help us, by staying home and staying safe. "Turn Around, Don't Drown" ...
08/31/2021
River rescue teams asking residents to heed warnings as Ida remnants head to Central PA

With Ida upon, please follow these quick tips and help us, by staying home and staying safe.

"Turn Around, Don't Drown" - driving through flooded streets not only puts you and your family in danger, but rescue personnel who must enter flood waters to provide aide as well!

Make sure to check local river and creek conditions when planning for any outings later this week and weekend. Even though the rain may stop, water levels will still be rising.

Following the devastation Hurricane Ida left on the Gulf Coast, river rescue teams in Central PA are asking residents to heed warnings as its remnants make their way north. “If we get 6 inches of rain in a short period of time, it’s going to be disastrous whatever area it hits,” sa...

Excited for the return of National Night Out!!! See you tonight from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Vanatta Park (behind 7-11 on De...
08/03/2021

Excited for the return of National Night Out!!! See you tonight from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Vanatta Park (behind 7-11 on Derry Street) in Swatara Township. Make sure to stop by our table to spin the prize wheel, see our apparatus, and talk lifejacket safety! #nno #nationalnightout2021

Excited for the return of National Night Out!!! See you tonight from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Vanatta Park (behind 7-11 on Derry Street) in Swatara Township. Make sure to stop by our table to spin the prize wheel, see our apparatus, and talk lifejacket safety! #nno #nationalnightout2021

07/25/2021

Please ask for help if you need it.

Harrisburg River Rescue is selling this 2010 25hp Evinrude E-Tec motor... 2 hours total... New water pump and recently s...
07/24/2021

Harrisburg River Rescue is selling this 2010 25hp Evinrude E-Tec motor... 2 hours total... New water pump and recently serviced! Currently setup for pull start; electric start cables included. $3200!

Doors are open! 9-12pm...
07/24/2021

Doors are open! 9-12pm...

Chicken is on! 11am until sold out... supplies limited!  Rookies on Derry Street... 1/2 chicken, potato salad, applesauc...
07/10/2021

Chicken is on! 11am until sold out... supplies limited! Rookies on Derry Street... 1/2 chicken, potato salad, applesauce and roll! $10

Chicken is on! 11am until sold out... supplies limited! Rookies on Derry Street... 1/2 chicken, potato salad, applesauce and roll! $10

Timeline Photos
07/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths and a major factor in accidents on the water. Alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision, and reaction time.

Boating under the influence applies to drugs, as well as alcohol.

#NeverBUI #ODW

We excited to announce we will be hosting our Inaugural Catfish Tournament... more details coming soon... Stay Tuned!
06/22/2021

We excited to announce we will be hosting our Inaugural Catfish Tournament... more details coming soon... Stay Tuned!

We excited to announce we will be hosting our Inaugural Catfish Tournament... more details coming soon... Stay Tuned!

2005, 15hp Johnson, $900. Harrisburg River Rescue is looking to upgrade our fleet with newer motors, and you can help! A...
06/22/2021

2005, 15hp Johnson, $900. Harrisburg River Rescue is looking to upgrade our fleet with newer motors, and you can help! Appointments to met and run in a drum at our station upon request.

2003, 25hp Johnson, custom prop guard... $1500. Harrisburg River Rescue is looking to upgrade our fleet with newer motor...
06/22/2021

2003, 25hp Johnson, custom prop guard... $1500. Harrisburg River Rescue is looking to upgrade our fleet with newer motors, and you can help! Appointments to met and run in a drum at our station upon request.

06/14/2021
Photos from Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services's post
05/31/2021

Photos from Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services's post

05/31/2021
Timeline Photos
05/31/2021

Timeline Photos

On May 31st, we commemorate #DamSafetyAwarenessDay, which was established in memoriam of the 2,220 people who lost their lives in the 1889 South Fork Dam failure near Johnstown, PA. On this day, we encourage you to learn about dams and other water hazards. http://ow.ly/LeRc50ERAct

04/14/2021

ISO someone who can notarize one form for the DMV... any help would be appreciated!

04/14/2021
Don't miss out on your chance for some easy meals.  Orders and money due by 2/20.
02/09/2021

Don't miss out on your chance for some easy meals. Orders and money due by 2/20.

We are looking for new, safe ways to fundraise!

If you would like to order subs or pretzel sandwiches... feel free to DM your order and pay through our website or you can drop your order form and money in our mailbox at 725 S. 22nd Street, Harrisburg, PA.

Orders and payment due by 2/20...

Pick up will be at our station on 3/1 from 6-8pm. Thank you!

We are looking for new, safe ways to fundraise!  If you would like to order subs or pretzel sandwiches... feel free to D...
01/24/2021

We are looking for new, safe ways to fundraise!

If you would like to order subs or pretzel sandwiches... feel free to DM your order and pay through our website or you can drop your order form and money in our mailbox at 725 S. 22nd Street, Harrisburg, PA.

Orders and payment due by 2/20...

Pick up will be at our station on 3/1 from 6-8pm. Thank you!

We are looking for new, safe ways to fundraise!

If you would like to order subs or pretzel sandwiches... feel free to DM your order and pay through our website or you can drop your order form and money in our mailbox at 725 S. 22nd Street, Harrisburg, PA.

Orders and payment due by 2/20...

Pick up will be at our station on 3/1 from 6-8pm. Thank you!

12/25/2020
Tonight, we honor Eugene "Gene" Tripp for over 3 decades of dedication and service! Thank you, Gene!
12/08/2020

Tonight, we honor Eugene "Gene" Tripp for over 3 decades of dedication and service! Thank you, Gene!

Tonight we celebrated Annual Awards and Achievements of our many members!Top Calls: Tony Reigle, Greg Rhodes, Michael Cl...
12/08/2020

Tonight we celebrated Annual Awards and Achievements of our many members!

Top Calls: Tony Reigle, Greg Rhodes, Michael Cleland, Daryl Tripp

Top Events: Tony Reigle, Fred Sullenberger, Greg Rhodes, Brandon Reigle

Top Details: Tony Reigle, Daryl Tripp, Brandon Reigle, Joe Ketterer

Top Total Volunteer Hours: Tony Reigle, Fred Sullenberger, Brandon Reigle, Greg Rhodes, Joe Ketterer, Daryl Tripp

12/08/2020

Congratulations to our 2021 officers!

President - Fred Sullenberger
Vice President - Brandon Reigle
Secretary - Kara Sweger
Treasurer - Tony Reigle

Relief President - Brandon Reigle
Relief Vice President - Greg Rhodes
Relief Secretary - Elly Miller
Relief Treasurer - Kara Sweger

Chief - Tony Reigle
Assistant Chief - Daryl Tripp
Captain - Frank Egresitz Jr.
Lieutenant - Fred Sullenberger
Lieutenant - Brandon Reigle

Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services
12/07/2020

Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services

Unfortunately, Santa is unable to join us in person this year, both for your safety and his! But, he has something even more special in mind... a personalized video message. Click below and we will email you a personal message from Santa to you or your child the week of Christmas. Harrisburg River Rescue has also been working extra long hours with Santa's little helpers to make special toys for this year! In addition to the personalized message, Harrisburg River Rescue will be mailing each child a special surprise... Go to http://www.harrisburgriverrescue.org/Personalized-Message-from-Santa_p_35.html to register today!

Unfortunately, Santa is unable to join us in person this year, both for your safety and his!  But, he has something even...
12/01/2020

Unfortunately, Santa is unable to join us in person this year, both for your safety and his! But, he has something even more special in mind... a personalized video message. Click below and we will email you a personal message from Santa to you or your child the week of Christmas. Harrisburg River Rescue has also been working extra long hours with Santa's little helpers to make special toys for this year! In addition to the personalized message, Harrisburg River Rescue will be mailing each child a special surprise... Go to http://www.harrisburgriverrescue.org/Personalized-Message-from-Santa_p_35.html to register today!

11/26/2020
American Income Life - Graham Agency PA
11/24/2020

American Income Life - Graham Agency PA

Harrisburg River Rescue was founded in 1959 and is made up of 100% volunteers. They provide water safety education, training for the community, ice rescue, water rescue and emergency response services and emergency boat operations throughout Dauphin County. They respond to over 50 emergency rescue missions every year.

A few years ago, Harrisburg River Rescue was forced out of their Headquarters due to flooding from Tropical Storm Lee while responding to evacuation and rescue operations in Central Pennsylvania.

We are humbled to give a $2,000 donation to Assistant Chief, Tony Reigle, to help with Phase 3 of the renovations in their new building. This donation will go towards funding all of the insulation and dry wall in their new facility.

If you’d like to help us in our partnership with the River Rescue and their rebuilding efforts, please check out their website at harrisburgriverrescue.org.

#grahamagency #AIL #GlobeLife #grahamfam #harrisburg #harrisburgpa #centralpa #harrisburgriverrescue #MakeTomorrowBetter #service #community

Excited to spread some holiday joy!  #holiday #tistheseason #parade #harrisburg
11/21/2020

Excited to spread some holiday joy! #holiday #tistheseason #parade #harrisburg

With the future of fundraising and grants as uncertain as it is, our members have pulled together to keep pushing forwar...
11/17/2020

With the future of fundraising and grants as uncertain as it is, our members have pulled together to keep pushing forward. Members have donated their own tools, their own supplies, and their own time to take another step tonight towards a 6 year vision in the making. Demo of the hall/meeting/training room complete!

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
11/16/2020

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Why do we have a mandatory Cold Water Wear It law that runs from November 1 through April 30? It's because Cold Water Kills! Learn more at: http://ow.ly/8IkL50BFxPj

As you are shopping this holiday season, please remember this easy way to support our organization! #smile #amazonsmile ...
11/13/2020

As you are shopping this holiday season, please remember this easy way to support our organization! #smile #amazonsmile #supportemergencyservices

11/11/2020
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
10/05/2020

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Just a reminder that the mandatory Cold Water Wear It law goes into effect on November 1. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/5y0G50BFwa6

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725 S 22nd St
Harrisburg, PA
17104

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have you tried to use drone with flir to find the missing girl . i know there are some local guys with them set up .
This is such an incredible organization! You're doing such amazing work for your community and the fact that you haven't let anything deter you, even a hurricane that wiped out much of your equipment, is so inspiring. It reminds me of the film, Good Fortune that tells billionaire entrepreneur, John Paul DeJoria's rags-to-riches story. He served in the Navy, was homeless twice, a single dad working as a door-to-door salesman, and he lost his brother in a motorcycle accident and yet he never gave up on his dreams. He ended up co-founding Paul Mitchell and founding Patrón Tequila and using his success to give back to his community, the same way you do! He not only donates to over 160 charities, but he actively participates in many of them, as well, such as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which is shown in the film. The film doesn't seem to leave any detail out, showing the good and the bad of JP's life that led him to the successful, selfless person he is now. Such an inspiring film that your organization actually has a lot in common with! You should be so proud of the work you're doing--JP would be! The film is available for pre-order and will be out on VOD August 1. It's one that you will definitely enjoy! Keep up the amazing work :) http://apple.co/2r11ZXU