Saturday morning, officials from the Hideout Property Owners Association (POA), Lake Ariel, gathered with Hamlin Fire & Rescue personnel and Lake Ariel Fire Department officials, at the Hideout Substation of the Lake Ariel Fire Department.


Saturday morning, officials from the Hideout Property Owners Association (POA), Lake Ariel, gathered with Hamlin Fire & Rescue personnel and Lake Ariel Fire Department officials, at the Hideout Substation of the Lake Ariel Fire Department. Together they are celebrating an agreement to locate one of Hamlin’s two ambulances at the fire substation on Avoy Road. This has already proved beneficial, substantially cutting down response time for medical services in the Hideout area. Maureen Rotolo, Hamlin Ambulance Captain, said that yesterday they responded to a medical emergency in the Hideout’s North Section in just three minutes. Previously this would have taken 10 or 12 minutes, a difference that can mean life or death. Ralph Graf, Hideout Community Manager, said the Hideout looked at establishing their own ambulance service but that may have cost as much as $500,000. Hideout President Bill Brenner said they will continue to help with fund raising for the emergency response organizations. Mario Leone, Hamlin Fire & Rescue President, thanked the Hideout Board and Lake Ariel Fire Department for helping them serve the area better. The Fire substation was established 20 years ago at the mid-section of the Hideout, which today has around 3,800 homes.