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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!


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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Demonstration: Dangers of Dams!

This is part of the Daners of Dams video that was posted last week.

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Memorial Day Observance

The Patrick Wm. Milano Detachment 299, Marine Corps League, will conduct the annual Memorial Day observance for fallen and departed Marines by laying a wreath in the Susquehanna River. The event will happen at 8:00 a.m. with the public invited to attend. It is held on the riverfront at the beginning of Shipoke.

As always, Harrisburg River Rescue will be there as in water and surface support. We would like to welcome all our friends to join us in this observance.

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City Island Glow in the Park 5K Run!


When is the race?

The 2nd City Island Glow in the Park 5K will be held on City Island on Friday Night June 19th, 2015!

What is "Glow in the Park"?

A Glow in the Park race will be a social running event themed as the ultimate party run. There will be "obstacles" along the course for runners to conquer. The obstacles will include two foam pits, two glow-water sprays, and two glow-powder dustings. This is all in preparation for the dance party at the end of the race, at which finishers will celebrate to beats spun by a local deejay. The races will take place just after dark for a unique experience with glow colors and lighting. It's the best way to light up the night! The ultimate party fun run! But most importantly, it's the freakin' awesome foam-pits-fluorescent-colors-blacklights-glowing-warpaint-dance-moves night you'll never forget!

What to expect:

YOU will light up the night as you run a 5k – no speed needed!

Before the race, you and your friends will each get a goody bag of glow accessories and paint to adorn yourselves to the height of glowy fashion

Now to brave the seas of foam (industrial machines spewing foam to the beat of some hot music), the rain storm of UV glow water (volunteers will spray a rainbow of glow water as you run past), and the dust cloud of neon powder (volunteers will toss handfuls of neon goodness to make sure you are covered in color and glowing like a champ)!

Once you have triumphantly reached the finish line you will be greeted by a celebratory dance party and a chance to show off your accumulation of glow and your fabulous dance moves.

Enhance your glow experience by renting a blacklight headlight!

Glow in the Park has doubled the foam and will be adding special UV glow tunnels at each of the color stations! We are also including a Glow in the Park t-shirt with every registration received before June 14th! (sign up by June 14th to guarantee your free shirt. Glowers who do not register before t-shirt ordering deadline will not be guaranteed a shirt with their packet, but may have a chance to purchase a t-shirt on the day of the event)

Schedule of Events


Category Until January 17th Until March 14th Until May 31st Until June 19th Race Day


$30 $40 $45 $50 $55
Team $25 $35 $40 $45 $50

* Team requires a minimum of 4 people

Children age 4 and under do not need to register, but will not receive the race goodie bag.

What You Get With Your Registration

Individual Racer Registration

Team Registration

Volunteer Registration

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