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

1988
4WD Accident w/inj, 1 mi East of Amp (Box 24-1)

2001
Medical Assist, 428 South Second St (Box 22-1)

2004
Structure Fire, 151 Colliery Road (Box 24-4)
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Companies 22, 23, 24, 66, and Schuylkill County Companies 66, 650, 810 and 655 were dispatched to a structure fire on the team road going up the mountain North of Williamstown. Truck-22 responded, and upon arrival was advised to stage apparatus on Broad Street and send manpower to the scene. Personnel arrived on scene and found a one-story bungalow type structure fully involved. Chief 24-1 assigned Company-22 personnel to side-1/4, and they performed suppression, overhaul, and salvage for an extended period of time. The building was a total loss, but no fire spread to the brush surrounding the structure.
2007
Chimney Fire, 414 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to 414 South Second Street for a chimney fire. The temperature at time of dispatch was 98 degrees. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, and Truck 22 responded with a crew of three. Lieutenant 22-1 arrived and observed heavy dark smoke coming from the chimney. He evacuated the occupants as the rest of the crew arrived. The crew found a blocked chimney caused from a faulty oil furnace. They cleaned the chimney, which was in very poor condition. The Borough code enforcement officer arrived on scene with the local police, and they determined that the furnace should not be used until it was serviced. The units on scene went available.
2013
Tree down, 624 Pottsville Street (Box 23-1)
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Utility 22 dispatched class three to assist Company 23 with a tree down in the area of 624 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco Township. Utility 22 responded with 4 and Chief 22-1 POV to the scene. On arrival, the crew staged with Company 23 members until the arrival of PP&L. A very large tree had fallen across Maple Street just above the intersection with Pottsville Street, and pulled down several power, phone, and cable lines. After PP&L secured the scene, crews worked on cutting up the tree with chain saws and with the assistance of the Township back hoe, cleared the roadway, and then went available.
2018
Structure Fire, 202 West Market St (Box 24-1)
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Truck and Engine 22 dispatched class one on the 24-1 box for a structure fire at 202 West Market Street in Williamstown. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 22 with 4. On arrival the Truck beached on Market Street and sent crew forward who laddered the building. Engine 22 arrived and staged on Market Street and sent their crew forward. The building was a 3 story wood frame 40 by 70 apartment building with heavy smoke pushing from the roof. A roof crew gained access to the roof by laddering the Delta side next door structure and began multiple vent holes while crews from several engine companies advanced an interior attack from side A. After initial knockdown extensive roof work was needed to dig out all remaining pockets of fire hidden in heavy timber. A crew from Rescue 21 went to the roof to assist the 22 roof crew with that task. Outside temperature was near 80 with high humidity despite being the middle of the night. Crews continued with roof ventilation until all pockets of fire were extinguished. Units on the call: Dauphin County Tanker and Utility 24 Engine and Rescue 23 Engine and Truck 22 Rescue and Tanker 21 EMS 241 and 242 and 24Q with the rehab trailer Tankers 23, 20 and 26 dispatched and canceled. Schuylkill County Sheridan Engine 2215 and Rescue 2255 Muir Engine 2211 and Tanker 2231 Reinerton Engine 2213 and Tanker 2233 Tower City Engine 6610 Tremont Rescue 6750 Joliet Tanker 2234 and Engine 2214 dispatched and canceled
2018
Commercial Structure Fire, 600 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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The 22-1 box dispatched class one for a report of a smell of something burning in the Union House Apartments at 600 Main Street in Lykens, bringing Company 22, Engine and Rescue 23, Engine 24 and Rescue 21. Chief 22-2 responded POV to the scene and on arrival found several of the residents evacuating the building with audible and visual alarms sounding. The manager on scene advised of a smell coming from the AC ducts of a 4 story 50 by 75 foot brick apartment building. She reported that she had an odor on the first floor and she hand pulled the alarm and began evacuating residents. Engine 22 responded with 4 and took the FDC on the Market Street side Delta of the building, with the crew going interior to search for a source of the odor. Truck 22 responded with 4 and arrived on the C side of the building and set up to go to the roof. Engine 23 responded with 3 and staged the rig at the hydrant in the middle of the 600 block of Main Street and sent their manpower forward. Rescue 21 responded with 8 and on arrival staged on the Market Street D side of the structure and sent their manpower forward. Rescue 23 responded with 4 and staged at the A/B corner of the structure. Engine 24 responded with 5 and they arrived on side A/B by the Chinese Restaurant. Crews from 22 and 23 searched the second floor while crew from 24 took the 3rd floor and 21 took the 4th floor. They assisted residents out of the building while checking for odors or issues and found none. The Truck made the roof and found no problems with the HVAC units. An interior crew from Engine 22 found an apartment on the 2nd floor that had burned food on the stove causing the odor. Crews were pulled from the 3rd and 4th floors, and the Truck sent a fan to the 2nd floor apartment to assist with ventilation. Companies 21 and 24 were released. After ventilation was complete, Company 23 was released. After rounding up all manpower and equipment Command placed the box available and all residents were permitted to return to the building.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1944
Hartman Farm Fire - PA
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A fire, ignited from a lightning bolt during a storm on Sunday night, June 18, 1944, destroyed a barn, two sheds, and an auto on the farm of Mrs. Grant Hartman. The damage was roughly estimated at $7,500.
2007
Vehicle Fire - Jackson Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1888
DuBois Fire - DuBois, PA
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An unusually destructive fire swept through the town of DuBois, Pennsylvania, on June 18, 1888. Two thousand people were rendered homeless. The loss was estimated at $1,000,000. Goods and people were camped out in thickets and waysides after that night, looking like a colony of gypsies.
1968
Kostinbrod Chemical Works Fire - Sofia, Bulgaria


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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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