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1935
Fire, Deppen Factory
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A devastating fire wiped out one of the town's possible factory buildings on Friday evening, May 2, 1935, when the large stone block and frame building owned by the Deppen Estate was destroyed. The alarm was sounded at 9 o'clock, and in forty five minutes, the factory building was a skeleton of smoking embers. The factory was built locally at a cost of $8,000 to house the Deppen Pretzel Company. It had been vacant for a period of years, used only as a storage place for machinery, cars, and show cases. It had been rented, however, the week before the fire by the Lykens Manufacturing Company as a storage place for manufactured shirts awaiting shipment. That Wednesday, the company had moved in several large packing cases filled with prepared shirts for storage. The shirts were valued at $2,500. They were destroyed along with the factory. Machinery of equal value were also stored there, bringing the total loss to $12,500 for the damage of the fire. The Deppen Plant was owned by the estate, who was locally represented by Mr. T.R. Edris, of the Uhler Drug Store on Market Street. He had managed the pretzel factory during its manufacturing. The shirt loss, coming under the Lykens Garment Company was represented by Mr. John Jackson, manager of the local Garment Plant. The rapidity with which the plant was destroyed made it necessary to send out a third alarm, summoning Wiconisco and added firemen to the scene. The Hose Company could do little but to confine the blaze to the building and prevent it from spreading to dwellings and nearby woods. The collapse of the brick chimney narrowly missed some of the firefighters as it loosened and gave way from the building proper. Authorities that made an investigation of the fire stated that the factory was not covered by insurance, and that, in their opinion, the cause of the fire was unknown.
1993
Medical Assist, 408 South St (Box 22-11)

2002
Medical Assist, 407 Market St (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched non-emergency to assist EMS with lifting at 407 Market Street. Engine 22 responded, and assisted EMS with removing a patient from the residence to the transport unit.
2002
Fuel Spill, 670 Main St (Box 22-3)
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Engine 22 and Engine 23 were dispatched to Don's Food Rite parking lot for a vehicle leaking fuel. Chief 22 responded POV and, after arriving on scene and determining the severity of the incident, placed Engine 23 in service. Engine 22 responded, and the crew cleaned up a fuel spill of less than five gallons.
2004
Accident with injuries, Main & Market Streets (Box 22-1)
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The company was dispatched to the intersection of Main and Market Streets for a vehicle accident with injuries and a vehicle into a structure. Paramedic Kraska and his wife Jen, a registered nurse, were on the scene reporting the accident. The company arrived to find one vehicle into the Market Street side of a 3-story multi-family apartment building, wedged into a fire escape. A second vehicle was located on the highway on the Main Street side of the structure. Each vehicle was occupied by one driver. Paramedic Kraska was with the patient located in the vehicle on the Market Street side and RN Kraska was with the patient in the vehicle located on the Main Street side. Initial assessment found no road hazards and minor spills on Main Street. Personnel secured both vehicles and assisted EMS with patient extrication and care. After patient removal, the vehicles were removed and personnel used barricade tape to secure the area around the dangling fire escape. After street cleanup, the company cleared the scene.
2009
Odor Investigation, 424 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 were dispatched for a report of a propane odor in the vicinity of 424 North Street in Lykens. Lieutenant 22-1 on scene confirmed a slight odor. Chief 22 responded to the scene POV, and had Engine 23 hold in quarters. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, and Truck 22 responded with a crew of five. The Engine arrived at the address, and the crew split up and began searching around neighboring residences for the odor. Truck 22 set up in the 300-block of North Street and investigated in that area. The crews later continued the investigation at the west end of town. After a search with nothing found, Chief 22 placed the box in service.
2015
Accident with injury, 232 S. Crossroads Rd (Box 21-4)
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While standing by at the Gratz Fair Grounds with Company 27, they were alerted as next due for 21 on an accident with injuries at 232 South Crossroads Road, a 21-4 box. Companies 21, 20, and 26 were on a garage fire on the 21-1 box at the time. Rescue 27 responded, and Chief 27 asked Truck 22 to add on for the manpower. Truck 22 responded with 6, and on arrival, staged until released by command.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2007
Pole Fire - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1972
Sunshine Silver Mine Fire - Kellogg, ID


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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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