Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services

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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.

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

Harrisburg River Rescue And Emergency Services Inc

Mission Statement
Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services (HRRES) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, started in 1959, which provides a diverse range of services to the City of Harrisburg and all communities within Dauphin County. HRRES provides water safety education and training for the community and professional rescue personnel, water rescue and emergency response, ice rescue, and emergency boat operations for municipalities and organizations throughout Dauphin County. Our dive team responds to assists with rescue operations, underwater criminal investigations, forensic recovery, and provides law enforcement diver training. The diversity of our members includes training and certification as water rescue personnel, master divers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and educators.

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.

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New Station Renovation!

In September of 2011, HRRES was forced out of its station on Cameron Street during the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee while responding to evacuation and rescue operations in Highspire, Hummelstown, Hershey, and the City of Harrisburg. Volunteers slept in sleeping bags on the concrete floor of a warehouse for 3 nights during the storm. In the 2 ½ years since the flood, HRRES has operated from a small leased space in the back of the former Brenner Dodge building on Paxton and 18th streets.

We are seeking funds to renovate a recently purchase building, 725 S. 22nd Street, Harrisburg into a new station headquarters. In addition to serving as base for our apparatus, equipment, and offices, it will serve as a training center and emergency shelter.

Please click on the GoFundMe link below to donate and share!

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This video was made for us as a student project in 2012. Please consider donating to help the organization that has been serving the community for over 55 years.

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HYP 5 Miler


Harrisburg River Rescue is proud to announce that we will be one of the 5 local charities benefiting from the HYP 5 Miler!

The Harrisburg Young Professionals 2nd Annual HYP 5 Miler for 5 Charities will be held Saturday, November 14th on City Island in Harrisburg! The 5 Miler will kick off on City Island and feature a new course through the city of Harrisburg and ending back on City Island. In addition to the 5 Miler Race, we are excited to announce the addition of a 5K Walk to the event!

Registration: 7:30-8:30AM
Runners Race Start Time: 9:00AM
Walkers Race Start Time: 9:05AM

Awards to follow.

After Party: 10:00AM-Noon. Location TBD.

Proceeds from the race registrations will be gifted to the following 5 local charities: Capital Area Girls on the Run, Harrisburg River Rescue, Owen's Foundation, Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, and the HYP Outreach Committee initiatives. The 5 Charities will be present the day of the race to provide more information to those running the event as well as cheering them on along the route! Long sleeve T-shirts and gift bags will be available to those who pre-register.

Register here!

For more information, or to volunteer with this event, please contact outreach@hyp.org or sports@hyp.org.

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Benefits the mission of training and rescue efforts of Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
Bingo starts at 1:00 p.m.

Kitchen will be open for lunch and refreshments!


Capital Area Constables Association Hall, 801 S. Front Street, Steelton, PA

ALL valid bingo winners will win a Longaberger product!

Admission: $30.00 per ticket – 9 cards per game
25 Games and 5 Special Games with designated baskets
(all included in the packet)
Numerous Door Prizes and Raffle baskets!
All children must pay admission and must be accompanied by an adult
For tickets call: 236-5999
Tickets are also available at the door

  Silent Auction to be held from 11:00am to 12:30pm  
  (Cash or personal check accepted with valid driver's license for payment.)  

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