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1986
Accident w/inj, Goss Gas Station (Box 22-4)

1993
Water Main Break, Lykens Boro (Box 22-11)
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The Lykens Borough Authority was making final connections to the new water treatment plant and water line system. When the water lines were re-opened, several locations throughout the Borough had water main breaks occur, causing large holes and water geysers. Major breaks occurred at Main and Market Streets, the 700 block of Market Street, the 600 block of South Second Street, the 600 block of North Second Street, and several other locations. Company-22 was dispatched to assist with traffic control around these incidents and also to organize and request tankers to provide fresh water for the citizens of Lykens Borough and Wiconisco Township. Tanker 24 and Tanker 29-1 were dispatched because they had stainless steel tanks and after being sterilized, could provide drinking water. Additional water buffaloes were secured and used throughout the day.
1996
Structure Fire, 821 Pottsville St (Box 23-11)
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Company 22 was dispatched to assist Company 23 with a reported structure fire in Wiconisco Township. Chief 23, on the scene, canceled Company 22 before response, and held the call to Company 23.
1997
Accident w/injuries, Main & Edward Sts (Box 22-19)

2011
Flooding, 342 Railroad Street (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class 3 for a flooded basement at 342 Railroad Street in Lykens. 5 members loaded up in POV's with portable pumps and pumped out the basement.
2011
Flooding, 640 North Street (Box 22-1)
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While Company members were finishing up a pump detail on Railroad Street (see call #28) a citizen came up to the scene and reported another basement flooding at 640 North Street. The 5 crew members went to that location and set up a sump pump for the citizen to replace their broken pump.
2011
Swift Water Rescue, Arch Street Bridge (Box 23-1)
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While members were just finishing up a pump detail in the 600 block of North Street (see call #29) a call came in for a person trapped in a vehicle in high water at the Arch Street bridge, about 1/2 block from the pump detail location. Company members cleared the pump detail and went to the bridge to assist Company 23 with the water rescue. After successfully rescuing the car's occupant, chief 23 placed everyone available.
2011
Flooding, 403 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 403 South Second Street in Lykens for water in the basement. A crew of 9 members responded POV to the address and pumped the basement out.
2017
AFA, 3903 Route 225 (Box 21-1)
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Company 21 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 3903 Route 209 in Elizabethville Boro at Klinger Lumber for an automatic fire alarm. Chief 21-2 went responding and was advised that the County dispatch center had been advised by the alarm company that it was a false activation. He placed the box in service before any response.
2018
Investigation, 107 South 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Chief 22, Truck 22 dispatched non emergency to 107 South Second Street for an investigation. Truck 22 responded class three with 5 and on arrival, set up on the D side of the structure and went to the second floor and repaired an outside vent while a crew went interior to investigate noise and flickering lights in a bathroom ceiling. Finding no problems, the crew reattached the outside vent cap and went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1938
Multiple Structure Fire - Williams Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On the night of Sunday, April 17, 1938, fire destroyed the home, shed, and barn of Jeremiah Miller in Dayton, Williams Township. Miller was overcome by smoke, but was rescued by two neighbors. The estimated loss was $1,500. Firemen from Wiconisco, Williamstown, and Sheridan responded to the call for help. They were hampered in their efforts to battle the fire due to lack of water.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1849
General Pike Fire - Mississippi River


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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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