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1992
Wires Down, Market St & South St (Box 22-11)

1999
Set up LZ, Handboard (Box 19-4)
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Engine 22 was dispatched to assist Company 19 with setting up a landing zone for an incoming helicopter at the parking lot of Greenland Road and Powells Valley Road. Engine 22 responded, but was canceled shortly after response by command 19 because of treacherous road conditions.
2002
Furnace Malfunction, 803 Main St (Box 22-2)

2004
Flooding, 527 Spruce Street (Box 22-1)
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After attempts to contact the property owner, a lady in a first floor apartment called 911 to report water flowing down through her ceiling in her bathroom. The cold weather and vacant apartments, with electric heat turned off, had caused water pipes in the wall to break. Company-22 was dispatched and responded to the scene. Attempts were made to contact the owner, who was advised over the telephone that we would need to open vacant upstairs apartment doors to locate the source of the leak. He told the company to "do what we have to do." The upstairs apartment door to unit-5 was forced open, but no source of the water was found. The basement door was forced open and water meters were located. The apartment-6 meter was shut off, and the leak stopped. Personnel on the scene shut off electric circuits and heat that were affected by the water. A water vacuum was used to clean up as much water from the floor as was possible for the resident. A maintenence crew, sent by the owner, later arrived on the scene.
2006
Structure Fire, 653 South Street (Box 22-1)
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Fire Companies were dispatched to 653 South Street, for smoke and fire showing from the second floor. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six. Truck-22 responded with a crew of seven. The engine laid 1100 feet of 5-inch hose from the hydrant at Glen Road and Market Street to the scene. Truck-22 came in from the Spruce Street side and had the front of structure. Engine-23 came up Market Street and went in the alley behind the structure. Engine-24 came up Spruce Street and came in the alley from that side, connecting to the hydrant at Spruce and South Second Streets. Air-Light-66-60, and Rescue-66 staged behind Truck-22 with the Tower City crew acting as RIT. The first in crew advanced to the attic and was met with fire. The truck crew opened up the roof above them. Company-23's crew provided a second vent hole as well. Hose teams knocked down the bulk of fire, and then hidden pockets of fire were chased through walls on the second floor and above the second floor ceiling. The fire originated in the middle bedroom, with extension going to the attic. The room of origin and hallway were gutted. Smoke damage was in other rooms and water damage was on the first floor but room contents was tarped by the truckies. Company-21 was placed on standby during event. There was excellent teamwork by all companies on the scene. Roads became icy from the water being used and had to be salted after the call. Command began releasing units shortly after control was marked, and Company-22 personnel went available to return to the station to repack 5-inch hose.
2012
Public Service Call, Main & Spruce Streets (Box 22-2)
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At the request of Chief 22-1 on scene, Truck 22 (for the out of service Engine 22) and Rescue 23 dispatched class three to the intersection of Main Street and Spruce Street by the Dauphin County Library for a tractor trailer that took the turn too sharp and was partly off its wheels. Truck 22 responded with 5 and Utility 22 with 3, and Rescue 23 with 5. On arrival, crews established a safe zone, re-routed traffic around the scene, and awaited the arrival of PSP and a heavy wrecker. Rescue 23 was placed in service. Crews stood by until the wrecker set the tractor trailer back on its wheels, and then went available.
2017
Medical Assist, 610 Laurel Lane (Box 22-2)
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At the request of Medic 6 on scene, Company 22 dispatched class one to assist EMS with lifting at 610 Laurel Lane in Lykens Boro. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Utility 22 with 4 and 4 additional members responded POV. On arrival, the crew assisted EMS with treatment and transferring the patient to their litter for transport, and then went available.
2020
Elevator Rescue, 15 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Heavy sustained winds blanketed the area all day, causing periodic power outages. One caused loss of power in the lower part of Lykens Boro affecting the Rattling Creek Apartment building. Two individuals were in one of the buildings elevators when the power went out and the backup generator was not running. They called 911 and Company 22 was dispatched class three for an elevator rescue. Chief 22 responded POV and Truck 22 went enroute with 7. On arrival side D of a 4 story multi-residential apartment building there was no power to the building. Using the elevator key from the truck the doors were opened and the two occupants were freed un-harmed. Command then placed the box available just as the power came back on.
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Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1916
Bergen Norway Fire - Bergen, Norway
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One-third of the city of Bergen, a thriving Norwegian seaport with a population of 90,000, was destroyed and 2,000 Persons were left homeless after a fire on January 16, 1916. The business section, with its old wholesale houses, the largest of the hotels, a number of schools, the electric plant, banks, and newspaper buildings, was the part that burned. The firemen tried to limit the area of tle fire. but their task was hopeless. In order to prevent a further spread of the conflagration, they finally blew up buildings at the outer edge of the path of the flames. No lives were lost. But, complicating matters for the 2,000 people who lost their homes was that the supply houses,which could have supplied the provisions they needed, was burned in the fire. A US battleship delivered provisions and clothing and the corps of engineers built sheds for the homeless people. The King and the Priminister visited the scene.
1967
McCormick Place Fire - Chicago, IL

1969
Jan Palach Self-Immolation - Prague, Czechoslovakia
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Student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. He died three days later. His funeral turned into another major protest.

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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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