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

1985
Furnace Malfunction, 541 Center St (Box 23-1)
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Engine 22 and Tanker 22 were dispatched to Wiconisco Township for a report of smoke in a structure. Engine 22 responded, but was canceled enroute by Chief 23 when he arrived on scene and confirmed a furnace malfunction.
1989
Barn Fire, Orwin (Box 68-1)
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Tanker 22 was dispatched to respond to a barn fire in Orwin, Porter Township, Schuylkill County. The tanker responded with a crew of three and arrived on scene to find a well involved barn with all Porter Township companies on scene. Engine 22 was relocated to Sheridan's station Station 66. While on standby there, Engine 22 was requested to respond to the scene, where the crew assisted with suppression and overhaul activities. The crew assisted until released by command. Tanker 22 shuttled several loads of water before being released by command.
2006
Structure Fire, 136 Green Acres Road (Box 21-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to a report of a structure fire on a 21-1 box at 136 Green Acres Road in Washington Township. Companies 21, 20, 26 were also dispatched for this call. Truck-22 responded with a crew of seven, but was canceled by command while enroute.
2012
Accident with injuries, 454 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of a 23 fire policeman on scene, Company 22 and Rescue 23 dispatched class one to an accident with injuries at 454 South Second Street in Lykens. Engine 22 responded with 6, Utility 22 with 3, and Chief 22 POV. On arrival, Rescue 23 was placed in service. The two occupants of the car were standing outside their vehicle, which had struck a parked car. EMS from Medic 6 arrived and transported the two persons to the hospital. PSP arrived on scene, and after Recovery 21 removed the vehicle, command placed the box in service.
2016
AFA, 550 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to the Mid Penn Bank in Lykens at 550 Main Street for an automatic fire alarm. Chief 22 responded POV, and on his arrival on scene found that the alarm was false and placed the box in service before any response.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1928
Motorcycle Accident - Washington Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On Sunday July 29, 1928, while travelling from Elizabethville to Lykens, a tire on the motorcycle of Charles Cooper blew out and caused the cycle to swerve and upset. Cooper, who was driving, was unhurt. Harry Weaver, a passenger on the motorcycle, was thrown off and broke his left arm.
1934
Vehicle Accident - Wiconisco, PA
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On Sunday afternoon, July 29, 1934, a Harrisburg man and woman were injured when their auto turned over in a ditch along the highway between Lykens and Wiconisco. The accident occurred when the driver of the car swerved into the ditch to avoid collision with another auto. Beatrice Hartman was pinned under the car and suffered a possible fracture of the neck and a puncture wound of the right leg. Passing motorists removed her from the wreckage. William Hilden suffered a fractured collar bone. Both received treatment at the Harrisburg Hospital.
1940
Oil Stove Explosion - Lykens, PA
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On Monday morning, July 29, 1940, an oil stove that exploded in the home of Reginald Rowe on North Second Street, in Lykens, Pennsylvania, caused fire damage estimated at $50.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1956
Shamrock Oil Refinery Fire - Sun Ray, TX

2007
Neola North Fire - Ashley National Forest, UT


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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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