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1981
Structure Fire, Carsonville (Box 19-)

1993
Wash Down, Arch Street (Box 22-11)

2003
Automatic Alarm, R & N Plant (Box 22-3)
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Companies 22 and 23 were dispatched to the Reiff and Nestor Plant for a water flow alarm. Chief 22 responded POV, and was advised that plant maintenance had accidentally set off the alarm. Engine 22 responded followed by Engine 23. Truck 22 responded after a second dispatch. Chief 22 then placed the box in service.
2010
Structure Fire with LODD, 342 Dietrich Avenue (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 dispatched on the first alarm to assist at the scene of a working structure fire at 342 Dietrich Avenue in the Village of Orwin in Porter Township, Schuylkill County. All ready dispatched were Schuylkill companies Orwin, Muir, Joliett, and Tower City and Sheridan along with Tanker 24 from Williamstown. Truck 22 responded with 5, plus 2 POV. On arrival the crew was presented with a duplex home fully involved, and they set up the Truck on side A and were supplied by Orwin Engine 655. Crews worked at extinguishment in the 90 degree temperatures for several hours, with numerous additional companies called in to assist with manpower. Fire was venting throughout the duplex structure, and efforts were concentrated on saving exposures and they were successful in preventing the fire from spreading beyond the original fire buildings. Companies dispatched and either on scene or on standby included: Orwin, Muir, Joliett, Sheridan, Reinerton, Tower City, Lykens, Wiconisco, Williamstown, Eville, Dauphin, Gratz, Pine Grove, Lewellyn, Donaldson, Tremont, Hegins, Newtown. Millersburg and Fisherville on standby for Dauphin. Altamont Engine and Pottsville City Ladder on standby for Schuylkill. Crew remained on scene assisting where needed until released by command 655. During this event, a line of duty death occurred when Doug Smith of Williamstown company 24 suffered a cardiac arrest at their station while preparing to respond to this call.
2014
Medical Assist, 616 Parkview Road (Box 22-2)
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At the request of Chief 22, Company 22 dispatched class three to 616 Parkview Lane in Lykens Boro for a medical assist, forcible entry. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Chiefs 22 and 22-1 were on the scene POV. On arrival, the Truck crew secured entry into the residence for the transport crew returning a patient to their home, and then went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1934
Truck Accidents - PA
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On July 9, 1934, a truck driven by Gabriel Horvath of New Brunswick, New Jersey, trying to avoid collision with another truck which had hit a telephone pole and water hydrant, swerved into an oncoming Ford driven by Earl Hand of Tower City. Hand was fatally injured. Horvath was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter on November 17, 1934.
1934
Accident - Car vs. Coal Truck - Washington Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On Monday night, July 9, 1934, an automobile driven by Maude Miller, of Tower City, collided with a coal truck, occupied by O.W. Kriswell of Halifax and Earl Singer of Dauphin, on Tannery Hill, five miles east of Elizabethville. Mrs. Miller was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital suffering from a severe laceration of the forehead and lacerations of the right knee, both hands, and chin. Her eight year old son, Bruce, who was also in the accident, was treated for a deep laceration of the scalp. Three other passengers in the car were treated at the office of an Elizabethville physician.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1852
Great Fire of Montreal - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1953
Forest Fire - Mendocino National Forest, CA

1964
United Airlines Flight 823 Fire and Crash - Parrottsville, TN

2006
Sawtooth Complex fire - San Bernardino County, CA

2007
Fireworks Factory Explosion - Vadamalapuram, India


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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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