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

1946
House Fire, South Street (Golden)
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Shortly before 1 o'clock p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 1946, fire occurred in the living room of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Golden's South Street home. Mr. Golden noticed smoke in the house and immediately telephoned for assistance to the Liberty Hose Company No. 2, who responded and was later assisted by the Wiconisco Fire Engine Company. The combined efforts of the fire companies prevented the fire from spreading to other nearby homes, however the Golden residence was considered a complete loss, which together with its furnishings was estimated to exceed $5,000 damage.
1980
Unrecorded Incident Type, Unrecorded Location

1998
Structure Fire, 456 E Market St (Box 24-1)

2002
Smoke/Structure, 6657 Route 209 (Box 23-3)
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Companies 22, 23, and 21 were dispatched to a report of smoke in a structure at 6657 Route 209, a property located off the main road behind the former Mortenson Garage location. Engine 23 arrived on scene and found that the homeowner had burned a packet of popcorn on the stove, which caused the smoke. Company 21, Engine 22, and Tanker 22 were placed in service. Truck 22 was requested to respond to the scene to assist with ventilation. The truck responded with a crew of five, and after the burned popcorn was removed and the home was ventilated, the truck went available.
2007
Medical Assist, 516 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to assist with an unconcious person at 516 Main Street. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, Chief 22 responded POV, and several other members walked to the scene. Upon arrival, the crew found the police department had gained entry to the building. The crew assisted with an initial assessment on the patient. The patient was transferred to a Medic 6 BLS unit that had arrived and was transported to a helicopter landing zone location in Elizabethville for a flight to the hospital. Engine 22 then went available.
2010
Automatic Fire Alarm, 550 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Engines 22 and 23 and Truck 22 dispatched to the Mid Penn Bank at 550 Main Street in Lykens for an automatic fire alarm. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and on arrival found normal conditions. Engine 22 responded with 5, Truck 22 with 4, and Engine 23 with 6. Command advised Engine and Truck 22 to take side A and Engine 23 took side C. Investigation found no problems, and after a walk through with the key holder, the box was placed available by command.
2019
AFA, 210 North 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to 210 North Second Street in Lykens for a commercial automatic fire alarm. The box was placed in service a few moments later when it was discovered to be an incorrect address that was actually located in the City of Harrisburg.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2007
Single Vehicle Accident - Route 225 - Jackson Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On May 23, 2007, a vehicle being driven by a 20-year-old Lykens woman south on Route 225 in Jackson Township, about 2? miles south of Elizabethville, was unable to stop behind vehicles that had stopped on the roadway. The vehicle slid off the roadway, hit a ditch, and rolled over into a field. The driver sustained minor injuries.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1964
All Hallows Church Parish Hall Fire - San Francisco, CA

1977
Duc del Brabant Hotel Fire - Brussels, Belgium

2007
Tivoli Tuur Carousel Fire - Rakvere, Estonia


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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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