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1985
Auto Alarm, Elementary School (Box 22-11)
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Companies 22 & 23 were dispatched to the Lykens Elementary School for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 22 responded, with Chief 22 responding to the scene POV. He arrived on scene and was met by a maintenance worker who advised that he was painting the walls in the hallway, and had accidentally tripped the alarm system. Chief 22 placed Company 23 in service. Engine 22 arrived on scene, and the crew checked the building with the Chief and confirmed a false trip. The engine then went available.
1991
Shed Fire, N. 2nd St & Arch St (Box 22-11)
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Companies 22 and 23 were dispatched for a shed on fire, on Arch Street, along the railroad tracks, across form the Shirt Factory. Engine 22, Engine 23, and Squad 23 responded. Upon arrival, crews found a small 10' x 15' one-story building on fire. Crews forced open the garage door and advanced a line inside to extinguish the visible fire. Since there were no occupants or power to the shed, the PSP fire marshall was called. Crews remained on scene performing salvage and overhaul until released by command.
2012
Electrical Fire, 6236 Route 209 (Box 21-6)
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Company 21, Truck 22, Rescue 23 and EMS dispatched class one to 6236 Route 209 for a reported electrical fire in an apartment. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Rescue 23 with 8, and Engine, Tanker, and Rescue 21. Truck 22 arrived on scene side A and had a 2 1/2 story wood frame apartment building with normal conditions from the exterior. A crew went interior while the building was laddered. An electrical outlet in the front first floor right apartment was found to be charred and smoldering. Power had been cut to the apartment by the occupants prior to them leaving. Crews using the TIC checked for hot spots, checked and evacuated the upper floors, and checked for possible extension, finding none. Company 21 arrived on scene and Chief 21-1 assumed command. After checking the wall surrounding the outlet and finding nothing burned or charred, and isolating and disabling the power to the individual apartment affected, command released companies 23 and 22 as they waited for the property owner and an electrician to arrive on scene.
2012
Electrical Hazard, 512 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to the alley along side 512 Market Street for a report of wires down. Engine 22 responded with 5, Utility 22 with 3, and Chiefs 22 and 22-2 POV. On arrival, the crew found a power line knocked down and laying in the Lykens Hotel parking lot as a result of strong storms coming through the area. The crew put fire line tape and barricades around the scene, command contacted dispatch to relay a pole number to PPL, and then placed the box in service.
2012
Automatic Fire Alarm, 9781 Route 209 (Box 24-2)
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Company 24, Schuylkill Engine 659 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to the Twin Valley Alliance Church on Route 2009 for a automatic fire alarm. Tanker 24 responded to the call and held all other units in quarters. Truck 22 held in station with 5. Command on scene placed the box in service.
2018
Flooding, 444 North Street (Box 22-1)
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While Lykens Boro was experiencing heavy rains for an extended period of time, calls for flooded basements began pouring in to Station 22. Company 22 was alerted by Dauphin County dispatch to the above address for a flooded basement. Company 22 members responded with pumps by POV to the address and pumped out the basement before moving on to the next location that needed assistance.
2018
Flooding, 465 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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While Lykens Boro was experiencing heavy rains for an extended period of time, calls for flooded basements began pouring in to Station 22. Company 22 was alerted by Dauphin County dispatch to the above address for a flooded basement. Company 22 members responded with pumps by POV to the address and pumped out the basement before moving on to the next location that needed assistance.
2018
Flooding, 417 West Street (Box 22-1)
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While Lykens Boro was experiencing heavy rains for an extended period of time, calls for flooded basements began pouring in to Station 22. Company 22 was alerted by Dauphin County dispatch to the above address for a flooded basement. Company 22 members responded with pumps by POV to the address and pumped out the basement before moving on to the next location that needed assistance.
2018
Flooding, 529 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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While Lykens Boro was experiencing heavy rains for an extended period of time, calls for flooded basements began pouring in to Station 22. Company 22 was alerted by Dauphin County dispatch to the above address for a flooded basement. Company 22 members responded with pumps by POV to the address and pumped out the basement before moving on to the next location that needed assistance.
2018
Flooding, 608 North 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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While Lykens Boro was experiencing heavy rains for an extended period of time, calls for flooded basements began pouring in to Station 22. Company 22 was alerted by Dauphin County dispatch to the above address for a flooded basement. Company 22 members responded with pumps by POV to the address and pumped out the basement before moving on to the next location that needed assistance.
2018
Flooding, 301 North 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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While Lykens Boro was experiencing heavy rains for an extended period of time, calls for flooded basements began pouring in to Station 22. Company 22 was alerted by Dauphin County dispatch to the above address for a flooded basement. Company 22 members responded with pumps by POV to the address and pumped out the basement before moving on to the next location that needed assistance.
2018
Swift Water Rescue, 200 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Rescue 21 and Boat 20 dispatched class one to the Lykens Boro Park behind the Municipal Building at the old Lykens pool for a person trapped in swift water. Lieutenant 22 and Chief 27-2 were on scene with Lykens PD. Chief 22 and two additional members responded POV, Truck 22 went enroute with 4 and Utility 22 with 4. On arrival of the Chief he saw a child sitting on a rock not far from the side of the creek who was trapped by swiftly moving water. Chief 23-1 and Lieutenant 22-1 were outfitted with PFDs and attached to ropes and went into the water below the victim and swam up to him while other crew members extended a 16 foot roof ladder down the side wall of the old pool. The two rescuers were able to get the victim and put a PFD on him and then guided him to the ladder for extrication from the creek and into a waiting Medic 6 unit. Rescue 21 arrived just before the rescue was completed. Boat 20 was placed in service. After retrieving gear Command then placed the box available.
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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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