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Incidents for which we were dispatched (see Note 1)Hide

1933
Fire, South Street

1984
Accident/Washdown, 500-Block Main St (Box 22-1)

1995
Car Fire, 500 West St (Box 22-19)

1996
Structure Fire, 349 W. Broad St (Box 24-11)

2005
Smoke in a Structure, 644 E. Grand Ave. (Box S.C.)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to Schuylkill County, Tower City Borough, to the Corl-Dimon Funeral Home for smoke in the structure. The truck responded with a crew of five and Chief-22 responded POV. Truck-22 arrived on the scene and took side-1. The crew went interior to assist in locating the source of smoke. Tower City Chief 66-01, Baker, had command, with Tower City, Muir, and Orwin on scene along with Tower City EMS. It was discovered that a circulator pump on the furnace in the basement had burned up, causing the problem. Command turned the problem over to a furnace repair crew and released the units on the scene.
2006
Medical Assist, Rear of 512 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 was dispatched to the rear of 512 Market Street in Lykens per request of the Police Department to assist them and Medic-6 with a cardiac arrest call. Engine-22 responded with a crew of four, and seven additional members responded to the scene, including Chief-22 and Chief 22-1. The crew assisted EMS with CPR and patient care until signal-12 was called. Then were released by EMS.
2009
Structure Fire, 436 East Market Street (Box 24-1)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to assist Company 24 along with companies 23 and 66, to 436 East Market Street in Williamstown for a reported structure fire. A caller had reported smoke coming from the basement. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, and on arrival, was advised by command to stage behind Tanker 24 on side-A and provide ladders to the roof so that a crew could examine the chimney of the residence. Command advised of a probable furnace malfunction, a result of a bad chimney. A crew also set up the PPV fan on side-A, but it was not needed. After clearing the chimney, which was found to be cracked, command released the truck, which returned to quarters. There was a light rain falling, with temperatures in the low to mid 30's, and as the Truck backed into Station 22, freezing rain began.
2010
Chimney Fire, 606 Mountain Street (Box 23-1)
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Engine and Rescue 23 and Truck 22 dispatched to 606 Mountain Street in Wiconisco Township for a reported chimney fire. Truck 22 responded with 7 and arrived on scene side A/D behind Engine 23. Crew sent interior and pulled the wood burner's pipe connecting it to the chimney, which was partially blocked. Crew assisted 23 crews with cleaning out the chimney and pipes, and were then placed available by command.
2012
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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Companies 22 and 23 dispatched class three to assist Hershey EMS at 801 Market Street in Lykens for a lift assist for an extremely obese patient. Truck 22 responded with 7, Utility 22 with 3, Rescue 23 with 4, and Utility 23 with one. Two EMS units from company 4 along with one unit from Medic 6 also on scene. On arrival, crews set up to move a very large patient from the ambulance to his home. After successfully getting the patient into his home, crews went available.
2012
Medical Assist, 706 Main Street (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 706 Main Street in Lykens for a reported cardiac arrest, AED response. Chief 22 responded to the scene, and Truck 22 responded with 4. Two additional members responded POV to the scene. On the arrival of the Chief, he found the patient to be conscious and breathing. Truck crew on arrival started patient vitals and assessment of the patient until the arrival of Medic 6. They then turned the patient over to EMS, assisted with removal from the house to the ambulance, and then went available.
2014
Flooding, 403 South Second St (Box 22-1)
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Utility 22 dispatched class three to 403 South Second Street in Lykens for a report of a broken radiator leaking into a kitchen. Chief 22 responded POV and Utility 22 went enroute with 4. On arrival, crew entered the rear of the structure and found a radiator with a broken valve plug spewing water into the kitchen of the home. Crew shut down the furnace, turned off the water, and shop vac'd the 2 inches of water from the floor while waiting for a repairman to arrive to fix the leak. On his arrival, the crew went available.
2015
Accident with no injury, Main & Pine Streets (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three at the request of PSP to assist at the scene of a non-injury accident in the area of 514 Main Street in Lykens, near the intersection of Main and Pine Streets. Utility 22 responded with 5, Chief 22 and 4 other members responded POV. On arrival, the crew established traffic control, cleaned up debris, and remained on scene until the wrecker took away the two vehicles, and then went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1958
Johnson-Baillie Shoe Company Fire - Millersburg, PA
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The Millersburg Fire Company was called to the Johnson-Baillie Shoe Company on January 6, 1958, when dust from a lasting room ignited in a piping system in the building, resulting in slight damage.
2008
Accident - Route 25 - Upper paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1961
Thomas Hotel Fire - San Francisco, CA
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A fire broke out on the first floor of the five-story Thomas Hotel in San Francisco, California on January 6, 1961. Twenty-two people were killed by the fire.
1995
Project Bojinka Fire - Manila, Philippines
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A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, lead to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack involving a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II, crashing a plane into the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and blowing up eleven airliners and their passengers as they flew from Asia to America. The project was financed by Al-Qaeda.
2005
Sun Knitting Factory Fire - Narayanganj, Bangladesh
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Fire broke out on the fourth-four of a building which housed the Sun Knitting and Processing factory in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. It took firefighters four hours to extinguish the blaze. Dozens of workers were injured as they desperately tried to escape down the narrow smoke-engulfed stairs. 23 people died in this fire. They were unable to escape because many of the exits were blocked. The building's fire extinguishers were not working.

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Notes

1.The section of calls we've responded to has been compiled from fire company records, newspapers, and other sources. Listings for years prior to 1981 might be incomplete.
2.The listing of local incidents is for incidents that happened around our local area, including some from Lykens for which the fire company was not dispatched. It is certainly not a complete listing, and is not intended to be. It is included here for your entertainment. Incidents listed here have been gathered from public sources.
3.The listing of other noteworthy incidents includes incidents from anywhere outside our local area (for which we were not dispatched). Also included in this section are historical events from our fire company, Lykens, or around the world. It is certainly not a complete listing, and is not intended to be. It is included here for your entertainment. Incidents and events listed here have been gathered from public sources.
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