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1996
CO Detector, 150 E Market St (Box 24-11)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to assist Company 24 with a carbon monoxide alarm in Williamstown. Truck 22 responded and was advised by command to stage at the Williamstown Medical Center. Command then held the box to Company 24, and Truck 22 went available.
2004
Smoke in Structure, 2634 Powells Valley Road (Box 19-1)
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Tanker-22 and Truck-22 were dispatched for smoke in a structure at 2634 Powells Valley Road in Wayne Township. The apparatus responded class-1 over Lykens Mountain. At the intersection of Lykens Road, the company was canceled by command. The apparatus returned to quarters.
2006
Medical Assist, 506 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 was dispatched to an AED call for a cardiac arrest at 506 Market Street. Engine-22 responded with a crew of three and arrived on the scene to find a signal-12. The company was placed in service.
2011
Furnace Malfunction, 400 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 400 South Second Street in Lykens for a furnace problem. The owner had contacted Chief 22-1 by landline requesting assistance with a possible blocked chimney. Truck 22 responded class three with 6 and arrived on side A. Crews went to the basement and roof, and attempted to clear the blocked chimney using chimney chains and window weights without success. After advising the owner to get a professional chimney repair service in to rebuild the chimney, the Truck went available.
2012
Structure Fire, 609 Pottsville Street (Box 23-1)
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Companies 23 and 22 dispatched class one to 609 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco for a structure fire, fire in the living room. Engine 23 responded with 6 and on arrival confirmed a working fire. Truck 22 responded with 6 and Engine 22 with 5, along with EMS from 24. On arrival, the Truck crew laddered the building and opened up while the Engine crew assisted 23's crew with checking for extensions on the second floor. While in the 2nd floor front bedroom, the crew successfully removed a civilian from the residence to the outside. After knockdown, crews assisted with salvage and overhaul until released by command.
2018
CO Alarm, 317 Main St (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 317 Main Street in Lykens for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm activation in a residence. Chief 22 responded to the scene. Engine 22 went enroute with 6 and Truck 22 with 3. The Engine approached from the East and took the A/D corner while the Truck came in from Edward Street and took the A/B side of a 2 story wood frame single family dwelling with the occupant standing in the side yard. Crews went interior with a CO monitor and TIC and checked the interior of the structure. Finding no readings command placed the box available.
2019
Structure Fire, 464 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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The 22-1 local box dispatched class one to 464 Main Street in Lykens for a structure fire, flames showing from the first floor. This brought Engine and Truck 22, Engine and Rescue 23, Engine 24, and Schuylkill Rescue Engine 22-11 for the out of service Rescue 21. Engine 22 responded with 6 and tagged the hydrant at Main and Pine and took the A/B corner of a 2 and one half story wood frame single family dwelling with fire showing from the first floor front window. Truck 22 responded with 7 and approached from the West Street side of Main Street and took side A. Utility 22 responded with 4 and staged in the 500 block of Main Street. Engine, Rescue and Attack 23 arrived and staged in the 500 block of Main Street. Rescue 23 tagged the hydrant across from the Mid Penn Bank in the middle of the 500 block of Main Street and laid 5 inch up to the intersection of Main and Pine Streets. Engine 24 approached from South Second to Pine, tagging the hydrant at South Second and Pine and staging on side B. Rescue Engine 22-11 arrived and staged behind Truck 22. The Engine crew sent a team interior with a can and another with a 2 inch line while the Truck crew split and laddered the building and sent an additional team inside with a can. Fire was knocked down quickly by crews from 22 and 23. A search was conducted into the building until all residents were accounted for. Salvage and overhaul began while the Truck crew began ventilation. Secondary searches were completed and command began releasing companies. Initial fire was contained to the front room with extensive smoke throughout the rest of the house. After returning all equipment to service the box was placed available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2007
Two Vehicle Accident - Route 147 - Halifax Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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A vehicle accident occurred in Halifax Township on May 4, 2007. A 2004 Toyota Corolla was being driven north on North River Road (Route 147), following a farm tractor. A 1992 Toyota Previa, being driven at a high rate of speed, also traveling north, failed to slow down and rear-ended the Corolla. A 9-year-old girl, a passenger in the Corolla, was taken to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the Previa was heavily intoxicated at the time of the accident and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, and careless driving.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1896
Grease - Dynamite Fire - Cripple Creek, CO

1897
Bizaar Fire - Paris, France

1950
Capitan Gap Fire Disaster - Lincoln National Forest, NM

2000
Cerro Grande Fire - Los Alamos, NM


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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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