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1979
Barn Fire, Botts Rd & Feidt Rd (Box 21)
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A State Firefighter Class in Elizabethville, taught by Joel Grottenthaler, was interrupted by the sounding of the House Siren. The classroom emptied quickly and Elizabethville's trucks headed West on Main Street. A large glow in the sky indicated a long night ahead. The barn at the Floyd Feidt farm, on the corner of Botts and Feidt Roads in Washington Township, was fully ablaze. Assistance was called from Millersburg, Berrysburg, and Lykens fire companies. Members of Berrysburg's fire company were actually taking the class at Elizabethville and had to go back to Berrysburg for their trucks. Water supply was established from a pond and a long lay of 2?-inch hose. Firefighters worked hard and saved the Milk House and surrounding outbuildings. The main barn was a total loss.
1988
Brush Fire, Jefferson Township (Box 19-4)

2001
Accident w/ no inj, Handboard (Box 216-8)

2004
Electrical Fire, 9557 Route 209 (Box 24-2)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to Williamstown for a box 24-2 structure fire. Command-24 gave Truck-22 an assignment to go to level-1 staging. Upon further investigation, Command-24 called Truck-22 into the scene for the thermal imaging camera. Truck-22's assignment was to investigate the second floor. The truck crew found nothing. Truck-22 was then released by Command-24 and returned to quarters.
2009
Structure Fire, 79 Dietrich Avenue (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to Schuylkill County, the village of Orwin, 79 Dietrich Avenue for a reported structure fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, but was canceled while enroute.
2018
Commercial Structure Fire, 7972 Route 25 (Box 27-2)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 27-2 box at 7972 Route 25 in Lykens Township for a commercial structure fire. Truck 22 canceled before response by command 27 as it was a controlled burn.
2018
Medical Assist, 446 North Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Medic 6 Company 22 dispatched class three to 446 North Street in Lykens for a lift assist. Utility 22 went enroute with 3 and Truck 22 with 2. On arrival, the crew assisted EMS with extrication and transfer of a patient to their unit for transport to the hospital. Command 22 then placed the company available.
2018
Pole fire, 260 Glen Road (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to the Lykens Glen in the area of the large pavilion for an unknown outside fire. Chief 22 responded POV and Engine 22 went enroute with 4 and Utility 22 with 3. On arrival, the crew found a PPL pole that was burning on Glen Road across from the large pavilion. The pole number was called in and the crew stood by until the arrival of a PPL rep who extinguished the fire using Company 22 extinguishers. Command placed the box in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1867
Burnded in the Mines - Wiconisco Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On the afternoon of Saturday, April 13, 1867, Patrick Flynn and John Sheehan were burned by firedamp in the Lykens Valley Mines. Mr. Sheehan was very badly burned, his skin hanging in strings from his body when he was brought out of the mines. He lingered in great agony until death released him from his suffering on Monday, April 15th. Mr. Flynn was not so badly injured, but his burns were serious.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1918
Oklahoma State Hospital Fire - Norman, OK

1976
Munitions Works Explosion - Lapua, Finland

1999
Tent Fire - Turkey Run, PA
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Two 17-year-old girls were burned when flames engulfed a tent where they were sleeping in the back yard of 147 Pioneer Road, Turkey Run, PA. The fire started around 4 a.m. when they knocked over a candle in the tent. One of the girls was transported by life-flight helicopter to Lehigh Valley Medical Center, near Allentown. Most of the burns occurred while the girls were trying to pull burning blankets out of the tent, to save it. Ironically, the tent was borrowed from a friend, who had saved one of the girls after she collapsed from fumes during a fire in which she lost her Girardville hom on July 4, 1999.

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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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