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1890
Fire, Short Mountain Slope
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Fire occurred at the Short Mountain Slope. The house alarm sounded by blowing a whistle at 10:25 AM. J.F. Foster pulled the carriage by hand to the [Market Street] bridge at Wiconisco. There the carriage was met by Superintendent of the Mines, T.M. Williams, and attached to a buggy to be pulled to the scene. The hose was connected to a pump near Bull Engine House. Superintendent Williams told Chief J.F. Foster to submit the time of all members who worked the fire and to report all hose damage for payment by the mines. One section of hose was busted and two were scorched. The pressure on the hose was 550 psi. Property damage was estimated to be $15,000.
1911
Fire, Lewis Wentzler
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Fire alarm sounded at 2:15 PM on July 20, 1911. Fire broke out at the property of Lewis Wentzler on South Street. Not much damage was done.
1986
Emergency Work Detail, 700 Block Market Street (Box 22-2)

1990
Structure Fire, 412 Mountain St (Box 23-11)

1997
CO Alarm, 230 Main St (Box 22-11)

1998
Multiple Structures, 123 E Market St (Box 24-1)

2000
Medical Assist, 408 Wiconisco St (Box 23-1)

2006
Auto Alarm, 990 Medical Road (Box 20-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched in place of Truck-20 for an automatic fire alarm at the Frederick Health Center in Upper Paxton Township. The truck was canceled almost immediately when Truck-20 went responding.
2006
Medical Assist, 572 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 was dispatched class-3 at the request of EMS for a lift assist at 572 Main Street. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six and assisted EMS with moving a patient.
2013
CO Alarm, 212 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 212 North Second Street in Lykens for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm going off. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and Engine 22 responded with 5 and Truck 22 went with 2. On the Chief's arrival, he entered the structure and detected an odor of propane that appeared to be coming from the kitchen stove. The single occupant of the residence was taken outside. On arrival side A, the engine crew packed up and went interior with the gas meter and although the CO alarm was going off detected no CO. The truck crew set up ventilation while the engine crew shut off the outside propane cylinders. The occupant was checked by EMS and family members were contacted. After disabling the kitchen stove and venting the structure, command placed the company available.
2013
CO Alarm, 212 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 212 North Second Street in Lykens for a CO alarm. This was the scene of a call earlier the same day. Chief 22 responded POV, Engine 22 with 5, and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival, crews investigated and found a faulty CO detector, which they replaced with a new one. After checking readings and finding none, the box was placed available.
2013
CO Alarm, 433 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 433 South Second Street in Lykens for a CO alarm activation with an odor and haze in the basement. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, Engine 22 responded with 6, Utility 22 with 2, and Truck 22 with 2. On arrival, crews found a 2 story single family residence with the occupants outside, reporting that their CO alarm had gone off and there was a haze in the basement. Crew packed up and went interior with the gas meter and found high readings in the basement. The furnace was shut down, the building was laddered and the chimney checked and found to be clear. A furnace repair person arrived on scene, and after venting the structure the building was turned over to him and the box was placed in service.
2013
Fuel Spill, 211 Tunnel Street (Box 24-1)
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As the 22 crews were cleaning up from the previous furnace malfunction call, Company 24 was dispatched to 211 Tunnel Street for a fuel spill in a basement. Upon their arrival on scene, additional resources were requested by command to handle the problem, including contacting the representative of the furnace repair company that was still on scene of 22's previous incident. Station 22 was able to make contact with him and secured some leak repair materials from him to assist Company 24 on their incident. Utility 22 responded class three to the 24 box with 3 with materials to assist them with their spill, while 3 members remained on standby in station. Additional materials were needed, and the 3 remaining crew members responded to the scene POV with a spill containment pond to be used at the 24 call. After delivering the items requested command released company 22 and they went available.
2018
Medical Assist, 600 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Medic 6 Company 22 dispatched class three to 600 Main Street at the Union House Apartments to assist them in gaining entry to an apartment with the Knox key. Chief 22 responded POV and Engine 22 with 4. On arrival at a 4 story brick 75 by 100 foot apartment building, the Knox key was released and the crew used it to gain access to the patients apartment for EMS. They then assisted EMS with packaging and removing the patient from the building to their transport unit and were then placed available by Command.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



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1958
Power Plant Explosion - Kokin Breg, Yugoslavia

1998
Ecstasy Fire - off Miami Beach, FL


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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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