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1986
Washdown, 26 Main Street (Box 22-1)

1991
Auto Alarm, Back Rd-Fascinelli (Box 19-11)

2005
Medical Assist, 554 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched to assist Medic-6 personnel with a cardiac arrest call at 554 North Street. The engine responded with a crew of six, and numerous other members responded POV. The total count of members on the scene was approximately 17. The Engine arrived on scene 35 seconds after leaving the station. The crew assisted EMS with equipment retrieval, CPR, packaging and removing patient to the transport unit. Company-23 was dispatched to handle a landing zone for Life Lion helicopter at the L & W Ballfield for transfer of the patient to Hershey Medical Center. After the patient was transferred, the crew assisted in cleanup of the scene and returned to service.
2006
Water Flow Alarm, 50 Reiff Street (Box 22-3)
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Company-22 and Company-23 were dispatched to the Reiff and Nestor Plant for a water flow alarm. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six, Truck-22 responded with a crew of seven, and Chief-22 responded POV. Engine-23 responded and was staged in the parking lot. Upon arrival, Chief-22 assumed command. The crews found alarm bells sounding throughout building. Chief-22 de-activated the audible alarm while the crews checked the building. They found nothing. Chief 22-1 went to the pump house building located East of the plant and found that the emergency pumps were running. Maintenance staff from the plant arrived and examined the pump house and determined that there was no emergency. The companies were placed available.
2009
Accident with no injuries, 670 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Chief 22-2 on scene, Engine 22 was dispatched class one to the intersection of Main and Spruce Streets, in front of Don's Food Rite, for a two vehicle accident with no injuries. Engine 22 responded with a crew of five, and Chief 22 responded to the scene POV. On arrival, the crew secured both vehicles and at the direction of the police department began cleanup of the road debris. After the arrival of a tow truck, the Engine went available.
2010
Structure Fire, 317 Wiconisco Street (Box 23-1)
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Company 23 and 22 dispatched to the area across from 317 Wiconisco Street in Wiconisco for a reported garage fire. Truck 22 responded with 5, Engine 22 with 4, Chief 22 POV, and 3 additional members also responded POV. The Truck arrived on scene side A/D and pulled several ground ladders while the rest of the crew pulled a second line off Engine 23 to assist them with suppression. Engine 22 arrived on the A/B corner behind Engine 23 and sent their manpower to the rear of the fire building. On arrival, crews found a 2 story garage, with the second floor occupied by one person who was removed safely by Chief 23. The C side of the structure was involved with fire externally, and a crew from Engine 23 knocked it down quickly. 22 crew checked the interior of the building and found no extension inside. Control was marked, and the Truck and Engine were released by command.
2011
Standby in quarters, Station 22 (Box 65-1)
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At the request of Chief 21-1, Company 22 dispatched class 3 to stand by in quarters for companies 21 and 26 while they were working a structure fire in Northumberland County at 945 Hebe Bypass Road in Jordan Township. Companies 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 were all sent to the scene. 6 members stood by in Station 22 with the Truck and Engine until released.
2017
Medical Assist, 616 Park View Road (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 616 Park View Road in Lykens Boro to assist EMS with lifting a fall victim. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, Chief 22-1 on board Utility 22, and Truck 22 with 5. On arrival, the crew assisted EMS with lifting a large patient out of the shower and moved him to his bed. Command then placed the Company available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



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Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1815
Mount Tambora Eruption - Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

1874
Lumber Yard Fire - Williamsport, PA
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A destructive incendiary fire started in the piling yard of Brown, Early & Co.'s saw mill on Sunday, April 12, 1874. The fire burned an area of forty acres between White, Lentz & White, and Reading, Fischer & Reading, and consumed about 30,000,000 feet of seasoned white pine lumber, the saw mill of Filbert, Otto, and Company, the Empire planing mill, and a large number of dwellings tenanted by employees of the mills. The loss was about $600,000.
1908
Chelsea Fire - Chelsea, MA

1956
Navy Jet Crash - Lower Paxton Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

1979
Fireworks Factory Fire - Rawalpindi, Pakistan

2002
Rail Car Burns Bridge - McAllaster Twp, Logan Co, KS
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On Friday, April 12, 2002, between 3 o'clock and 3:30 o'clock p.m., one of the axle bearings on a rail car of a Union Pacific coal train heading from Denver, Colorado, to Chicago, Illinois overheated. The incident was noticed about twelve miles east of Sharon Springs, Kansas. The crew stopped the train and walked about half a mile back to the 57th car to investigate the source of the smoke. They discovered that the axle bearing had overheated and the car in question was stopped over Turkey Creek with its hot wheel on a wooden bridge built with creosote ties and trusses. By then, the bridge was also burning. A passer-by called the fire department and Sharon Springs and Winona Fire Departments responded. The train crew unhooked the cars to save the remainder of the train. By the time the fire department arrived, the bridge was fully engulfed. When the bridge collapsed, the loaded rail cars spilled their coal and the coal dust ignited with a flash. Luckily no one was hurt. The crowd of spectators that had gathered had by then been moved back to a safe distance. The loss caused by the fire was $2,094,390. That's $12,000 for the lost coal, $246,390 for the lost rail cars, $36,000 to clear the debris, and $1.8 million to replace the bridge.

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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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