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1992
Standby for Co 24, In Quarters (Box 24-11)

1994
Smoke in a Trailer, 99 Small Valley Rd (Box 19-21)
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Engine and Tanker 22 were dispatched to a reported trailer on fire in Jefferson Township. Heavy snow at the time had made the road over the mountain between Lykens and Carsonville impassable. Because of this, Captain 22 canceled Company 22 before any response was attempted.
1999
Smoke in Structure, 722 Mountain Street (Box 23-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to assist Companies 23, 24, and 21 with a report of smoke on the second floor of a residence in Wiconisco, with smoke alarms sounding. Engine 22 responded and staged at Pottsville and Maple Streets. Truck 22 also responded and staged behind Engine 22. Chief 23 held the box to Company 23, and all other units were placed in service.
2003
Structure Fire, Enders/Small Valley (Box 19-1)
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Truck 22 was dispatched for a possible structure fire in Wayne Township. The truck was canceled while enroute.
2003
Accident w/no inj, 4100 Powells Valley (Box 19-4)
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As Truck-22 was returning from a previous call, they were beginning their assent of Lykens mountain when a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction passed by the Truck at a high rate of speed. As it entered the sweeping turn above Shultz's camp, the driver lost control and slid sideways through the turn, leaving the roadway and striking a tree before returning to the roadway perpendicular to the road. Having observed this activity in the rear view mirror, the driver of Truck-22, Chief 22-1, stopped the truck. Personnel exited the truck and proceeded back to where the vehicle had come to rest on the road. The driver was refusing treatment. Captain-22 notified Dauphin County of the incident and requested Engine-19 to respond, since this was their territory. They were also returning from the previous call and arrived on scene shortly thereafter. An EMS unit was requested to assess the driver and PSP was requested to the scene. After the arrival of EMS, PSP, and Engine-19, Truck-22 left the scene and returned to quarters out of service with a frozen throttle.
2005
Set Up LZ for Life Lion, Williamstown Boro Bldg (Box 24-1)
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Engine-22 was requested to assist Tanker-24 in setting up a landing zone for Life Lion helicopter to transport a patient from Williamstown EMS. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six and Chief-22 by POV. The engine crew assisted Company-24 with LZ setup, and were then released.
2009
Outside Furnace Fire, 346 Azalea Drive (Box 66-3)
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Tanker 22 was dispatched to assist Companies 66 and 24 on a reported outside furnace fire at 346 Azalea Drive in Rush Township. Tanker 22 responded with a crew of two, and was canceled while enroute.
2015
AFA, 550 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Engine 23, and Truck 20 for the out of service Truck 22 dispatched class one to the Mid Penn Bank in Lykens at 550 Main Street for an automatic fire alarm. Chief 22 went enroute POV and was advised that a cleaning person had accidentally activated the alarm, and he advised all units to hold in quarters while he proceeded in. Engine 22 held in quarters with 6, Engine 23 with 8, and Truck 20 held in quarters. After Chief 22 confirmed the accidental trip, he placed the box in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



There are no incidents recorded in our database for this date.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1881
Oil Refinery Fire - Philadelphia, PA

1938
Sacred Heart College Fire - St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

1958
Moyer Home Fire - Dauphin, PA
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On January 18, 1958, the frame house belonging to Mrs. Verna Moyer, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania was destroyed by fire. The loss was $5,000.00. The Dauphin-Middle Paxton Fire Company was assisted by the Rescue from Estherton Fire Company. (Rescue Co. 37)
1981
New Cross Fire - London, England
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A devastating house fire which killed 13 young people during a birthday party in New Cross, south east London occurred on Sunday January 18, 1981. The party was a joint birthday celebration for Yvonne Ruddick (who died) and Angela Jackson (who survived) and was held at 439 New Cross Road, going on throughout the night. The initial police suspicion was that the party had been bombed either as a revenge attack or to stop the noise.
2003
Canberra Bushfire - Canberra, Australia
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Lightning strikes started 160 fires in the Brindabella and Namadgi National Parks to the west of the Australian Capital Territory. High winds and high temperatures pushed the fires. The fires entered the suburbs of Canberra (Australia's Capital) on January 18, 2003. In the ten hours after that, four people died and more than 500 homes were destroyed or severely damaged. Almost 70% of the Australian Capital Territory?s pasture, forests and nature parks were severely damaged, and most of Mount Stromlo Observatory was destroyed.

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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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