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Incidents for which we were dispatched (see Note 1)Hide

1989
Structure Fire, 723 E. Grand Ave (Box 67-1)

1991
Auto Alarm, Rattling Creek Apts (Box 22-13)

1995
Accident w/inj, 103 Arch St (Box 22-19)

2005
Smoke in a Structure, 2386 Powells Valley Road (Box 19-2)
Detail >>
Tanker-22 was dispatched to Wayne Township to assist companies 19, 20, 21, 216, 26, and 29 on a report of smoke in a structure. The tanker was canceled before response. Chief-19 held the box to Company-19.
2013
Structure Fire, 213 Reed Lane (Box 27-2)
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Company 27, Schuylkill 14-10 and 65, 26, and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 213 Reed Lane in Lykens Township to the Stoney Hollow Furniture Company for a reported commercial structure fire. Truck 22 responded with 5. On arrival of Chief 27-1, he requested the first alarm and established command. This brought additional units from companies 20, 26, 28, and Rescue 23 for RIT. On arrival side A, the crew found an 80 by 40 foot pole building with smoke pushing from the eaves and open garage doors of a furniture construction business. The Truck was assigned ventilation and laddering of the building. Ladders were thrown and set on the A, C, and D sides, and the gable vent was pulled and the exhaust vent pipe on the C side was removed. Fire was knocked down very quickly, and the Truck crew assisted with pulling ceilings interior. Schuylkill Rescue Engine 650 (Muir) was relocated to station 22. After tearing out the ceiling and checking for hot spots, command placed the Truck available.
2018
Gas leak, 414 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to 414 North Second Street in Lykens for a reported gas leak. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene. Engine 22 responded with 5 and Truck 22 with 3. On arrival Side A the Truck took the address of a 2 story wood frame single family dwelling while crews from the Engine and Truck checked several residences with the gas meter. Engine 23 was placed in service shortly after arriving on scene. No readings were found. Command placed the box in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2007
Brush Fire - Route 25 - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1938
Keen Mountain Coal Mine Explosion - Hanger, VA

1955
Maid of the Mist Fire - Niagara Falls, Canada
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On April 22, 1955, a fire destroyed the popular passenger ships MAID OF THE MIST (built in 1885) and MAID OF THE MIST II while in winter quarters at the Canadian docks. The steamers carried hundreds of thousands of passengers to the base of Niagara Falls for a close-up view. A spark from a welders torch started the fire and the blaze destroyed the wooden superstructures of the ships. Niagara Falls Fire Department Fire Chief John Shapton suffered a severe heart attack while directing operations at this fire. He died the same day. Shapton had been the department's first full time (paid) Fire Chief since August 15, 1938, when the individual fire companies of the city were unified into one department.
2000
Chicken Processing Plant Fire - Qingzhou, Shandong, China

2004
Train and Building Fire - Ryongchon, North Korea

2007
Hercules Trawler Fire - 280 miles southeast of Ancud, Chile


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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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