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1983
Car Fire, 620 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 was dispatched to a car fire in the alley next to the former Lykens Standard office. The vehicle belonged to Lamar Nye. A majority of the normal active crew was at Emmitsburg Maryland at the National Fire Academy, and some of the senior active members responded with Engine 22-1 and extinguished the fire, which was confined to the engine compartment.
1994
Set-up Landing Zone, Underkoffler's Field (Box 22-11)

2002
Tree Down, 636 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched to a home at 636 North Second Street for a tree that had fallen through a second floor bedroom. The engine crew assisted with limb and tree removal from the structure.
2014
Structure Fire, 215 East Market Street (Box 27-1)
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Company 27, 26, 28, Rescue 23 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 215 East Market Street in Gratz for a structure fire. Truck 22 responded with 7, and on arrival took the address and set up to go to the roof, while the crew split and laddered the 4 sides of the building. Initial crews had the fire knocked, and the Truck crew provided PPV to the structure. After completing ventilation, The Truck was released by command in order to respond to the call being dispatched in Lykens for a medical assist (see next call).
2014
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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While the Truck crew was clearing the scene of the previous call in Gratz, a medical assist call was dispatched in Lykens at 801 Market Street. Power was out in the region and the patient at that address was experiencing problems. Lieutenant 22 responded POV, Utility 22 responded with 4, and after clearing the Gratz call Truck 22 went enroute with 7. Rescue 23 was also dispatched to the call. Command 22 placed the Truck in Service, having all ready completed the assist to EMS with transferring the patient to Medic 6's transport unit.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1934
Summit Branch Mine Fire - Williams Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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Fire was discovered on Tuesday, June 5, 1934, in the No. 10 slope of the M.A. Hanna & Co. colliery (Summit Branch Colliery) at Williamstown. Crews of firemen fought the blaze, which was confined to the slope area. The fire was brought under control on Saturday, June 9, 1934. The work of combating the blaze was in charge of R.A. Hedland, superintendent of the colliery. State mine inspection officials were also present during the week.
1949
Plane Crash - Washington Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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At around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday June 5, 1949, a light plane that took off from the Gratz airport crashed into Sharp Mountain one mile west of Lykens, killing the pilot, Robert Weaver, 20, of Lykens and his passenger, John Hoffman, 21, of Williamstown.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1795
Copenhagen Fire of 1795 - Copenhagen, Denmark

1870
Constantinople Fire - Constantinople, Turkey

1892
Oil City Flood Fire - Oil City, PA

1946
LaSalle Hotel Fire - Chicago, IL


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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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