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.
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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

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

09/23/2020
GK Visual

GK Visual

We're continuing to share some of our team's favorite shoots as 2020 marks GK Visual's 15th year.

Here's another one from Sean Purcell, Editor and Motion Graphics Artist:

This shoot was really cool, and the videos were fun to make. We’ve gotten to know the Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services crew through our years of covering Harrisburg Beer Week, but seeing them in action was awesome.

It was a nice change of pace, I had a lot of fun mixing natural sound and music together to give these videos the right feel I was looking for. Also, cutting their interviews and hearing what motivates them to do what they do was great. River rescue is run 100% by volunteers and it’s nice knowing there are caring people out there keeping us safe.

08/27/2020
GK Visual

GK Visual

A year ago we produced this video for Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services. It’s still one of our favorites.

Harrisburg Beer Week
08/19/2020

Harrisburg Beer Week

After a lot of careful consideration, we have made the tough decision to discontinue Harrisburg Beer Week.

We want to thank every single person who has helped make Harrisburg Beer Week such a success over the last six years -- sponsors, breweries, bars, restaurants, all businesses, volunteers, and every #DrinkLocal enthusiast who supported us from day one.

YOU are the reason we were able to keep going and achieve our ultimate goal of propping up local craft beer while raising nearly $200,000 for Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to push forward Harrisburg Beer Week's mission! Individually, our team continues to support our local craft beer community and to give to our friends at Harrisburg River Rescue.

Here are some ways you can help Harrisburg River Rescue:
🏌Sign-up for their Par 3 Golf Tournament at Harrisburg Golf Simulator on Aug. 29: fb.com/events/326626671678698/
👕 Buy merch -- harrisburgriverrescue.org/Merchandise_c_7.html
🎅 2nd Annual Cocoa with Santa for the Kids - Dec. 12 (pending)

THANK YOU again from the entire Harrisburg Beer Week team. We've had a blast making memories with all of you in the name of #BeerForGood!

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
08/17/2020

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating. Accidents on the water happen too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket. Learn more: https://safeboatingcampaign.com/life-jackets/

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
08/15/2020

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

It's National #RelaxationDay! That's what'SUP!

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
08/15/2020

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Friendly reminder from the PFBC- #wearitPA! Life jackets save lives!

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
08/15/2020

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

It's National #RelaxationDay! We'd say more; but, we're relaxing...

New Life Jacket Labels - Safe Boating Campaign
08/13/2020
New Life Jacket Labels - Safe Boating Campaign

New Life Jacket Labels - Safe Boating Campaign

Boaters love their gear, and most boaters have their favorite life jacket. As we head into boating season, it’s time to inspect and test our gear before we hit the water.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
08/13/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Heat exhaustion or heat stroke? 🌡️☀️

Learn the signs + what to do to keep your family safe: http://bit.ly/PAHotWeatherSafety

Pennsylvania Department of Health
08/05/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

⚠️ If you're driving and approach flood water, DON'T drive into it—you don't know the condition of the road under the water, how deep the water is or how fast the water is moving. It's NEVER safe to drive into flood water.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
08/01/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Heading to the lake? ALWAYS wear a life jacket when you are on, in or near water—and don't forget your mask! More water safety tips from Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: http://bit.ly/2K3ITcr

Check out our website today for cool 🥶 (pun intended) Harrisburg River Rescue merch... for a donation amount of your cho...
08/01/2020

Check out our website today for cool 🥶 (pun intended) Harrisburg River Rescue merch... for a donation amount of your choice, you can enjoy:

- A cooler lunchbox thank you gift for a $10 donation
- A 2 in 1, tumbler and can/bottle keeper thank you gift for a $15 donation
- A cooler, tumbler combo thank you gift for a $20 donation

Don’t miss out on these great additions for on the boat, around the pool, or just chilling 🥶 on a hot day!

http://www.harrisburgriverrescue.org/Merchandise_c_7.html

07/30/2020
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Water emergencies can happen anywhere. For example, 43% of drownings occur in natural settings (ponds, lakes, rivers, ocean), over 18% occur in swimming pools and 9.2% occur from boating. Most drownings are preventable. For children under the age of 14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death. For every child that drowns, five others received emergency care for non-fatal submersion injuries.
Swimming pools (inground/above ground) can be a source of water emergencies in your backyard and neighborhood. Before installing, first research your municipality’s requirements for installation and safety.

Here are some outstanding resources to review:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Pool Safely • https://www.poolsafely.gov/
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools Preventing Child Drownings • https://mcusercontent.com/fe2a4ca68d2...
National Drowning Prevention Alliance Water Safety Steps • https://ndpa.org/water-safety-steps/

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance provides many prevention tips that focus on layers of protection to reduce and prevent drownings. The information covers responsibility for pool owner, safety recommendations and guidelines. Their mission is clear – ““United, we can prevent the tragedy of drowning.”

If we all do our part and learn water safety knowledge and skills, water related incidents and drownings can be reduced and prevented.

#watersafety #drowningprevention

Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner
07/29/2020

Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner

📢 State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego today announced the launch of new online courses designed to provide mental wellness resources for fire, rescue, and EMS personnel across Pennsylvania.

“More and more of our first responders are affected by the invisible wounds of traumatic experiences they have been through as part of their jobs,” said Commissioner Trego. “Continuing to ignore the mental health of first responders is simply not an option. The costs are too great.”

Four courses are now available at no cost to PA fire and EMS personnel through TRAIN PA, an online training portal.

1️⃣ Being a First Responder During a Global Pandemic
2️⃣ Had a Bad Call
3️⃣ How to Better Support Your Fellow First Responders
4️⃣ Capturing the Load

Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3jRkr0h

PA Emergency Management Agency
#ReachOutPA #MentalHealthMatters

Pennsylvania Department of Health
07/24/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Heading to the pool? Keep everyone safe:
▪️wear a mask (not in water)
▪️practice social distancing
▪️watch young kids
▪️never swim alone
▪️learn to swim + CPR
▪️never enter cloudy water
▪️check weather
▪️have a phone + know who to contact in emergency
ℹ️: https://bit.ly/2ZUosrG

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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