Harrisburg River Rescue And Emergency Services Inc
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.
Our Mission: To provide volunteer emergency search and rescue services to persons suffering because of fire, flood, accident or other disaster. These services include water rescue and patrol, dive rescue and recovery, special fire police services, emergency first response services, water-pumping and related services, and fire and rescue services to the public. The Corporation also provides emergency search and rescue equipment and facilities to governmental agencies and other organizations assisting persons in distress, and provides emergency search and rescue services to persons in distress on area waters. The Corporation offers courses that promote safety on area waters, and offers training to the general public and to emergency personnel on boating safety and water rescue.
Our Motto: We would rather save than search.
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.
Cold Water Kills!
According the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, recreational boating deaths that occur in Pennsylvania from November through April are primarily due to the effects of cold water immersion. When water temperatures are less than 70 degrees F, cold water shock is a major factor in boating fatalities. Victims who wear a life jacket when exposed to cold water have potentially life-saving advantages such as insulation from the cold, buoyancy for victims who are unable to tread water, and reduced risk of aspiration of water. In an effort to reduce the number of deaths related to cold water immersion, the Commission requires life jackets to be worn on small and unstable boats during the period most noted for cold water temperatures.
Boaters are required by law to wear a life jacket on boats 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak during the cold weather months from November 1 through April 30!
Monthly Bingo Blast!
Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services
Is proud to announce the return of Bingo!
To be held the first Saturday of the month. November 1, 2014 is the next event!
Located at the Capitol Area Constable Association: 801 South Front Street Steelton, PA 17113
Doors open at 5pm Selling starts at 6pm Bingo starts at 7pm
Come out on Monday, November 10th for lunch or dinner at Arooga's, and bring your friends and family! The Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers will be on TV and a percentage of every food and drink sale will go to Harrisburg River Rescue!
Save, print out, and present the voucher shown above while consuming mass quantities of food and beverages(don't order the all you can eat wings, the daily specials don't count towards the Funds with Friends promotion)at your local Aroogas(from 11AM to 2AM, any location will do)! Make sure to pass some out to your friends and invite them out too!