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1921
Fire, Home of Clayton Koppenhaver

1995
Accident w/no inj, 760 Main St (Box 22-29)

1996
Accident w/injuries, 828 Main Street (Box 22-29)
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Engine 22 and Squad 23 were dispatched to a report of an accident with unknown injuries near the Agway. Chief 23-2 on the scene advised that there were no injuries, and Chief 22 who was responding to the scene held Squad 23 in quarters. Engine 22 responded and found no injuries. The box was then placed in service.
2011
Structure Fire, 4642 Route 209 (Box 21-5)
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Company 21, Company 26, Truck 22 and Tanker 23 (for the out of service Tanker 21) dispatched class one to the Mid Penn Bank at 4642 Route 209 in Washington Township, on the 21-5 box, for a report of the bank being struck by lightning. Chief 21 responded POV and on arrival had command. Truck 22 responded with 7, and on arrival, staged in the bank parking lot. After a search was completed of the interior of the building, nothing was found, and command placed the box available.
2011
Transformer Fire, 200 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched to the 200 block of Main Street, to the rear of the police station, for a report of a transformer fire. Engine 22 responded with 4, and Truck 22 responded with 7. Crews arrived on the scene and found no transformer or fire. Chief 22 placed the box available.
2011
Structure Fire, 202 East Market Street (Box 27-1)
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Company 27, Company 26, Truck 22 and Northumberland Engine 65 dispatched class one to 202 West Market Street in Gratz for smoke in a structure. Chief 27 arrived at 202 West Market Street and determined that the correct address was 202 East Market Street in Gratz. After arriving on the scene, he determined that it was a dryer fire now out, and placed The Truck available.
2016
Medical Assist, 201 Division Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 201 Division Street in Lykens for a medical assist. Truck 22 responded with 7 and 4 additional members went to the scene POV. On arrival, Lykens PD was on scene. Crew started patient care until the arrival of EMS from 13, and then assisted with moving the patient from the residence to their unit for transport to the hospital. Command then placed the Truck available.
2017
AFA, 300 Chestnut Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to 300 Chestnut Street at the Alfa Laval Thermal Plant for an automatic fire alarm. Truck 22 responded from Station 26 with 6 and Engine 22 responded with 4 along with Engine 23. County advised that a call from the facility indicated burnt food in the microwave of the break room. On arrival of Engine 22, Chief 22-1 placed the box in service.
2019
Structure Fire, 482 Klingers Church Road (Box 27-3)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 27-3 box to 482 Klingers Church Road in Lykens Township for a chicken barn on fire. Chief 27 went enroute and had a very large column visible from Gratz and requested the first alarm. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Utility 22 with 2 and 2 additional members responding POV. On arrival of a 2 story 100 foot by 600 foot empty chicken barn with fire thru the roof running the entire building, the truck was assigned aerial master stream operations. They were supplied by Rescue 21 and utilized 7 tankers into two porta tanks with a jet siphon. The Truck flowed water for several hours. Excavating equipment was brought in to remove the tin roof after the building partially collapsed, covering several pockets of fire. The Truck continued operations until released by Command 27.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1924
Automobile Accident - Elizabethville, PA
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An automobile accident occurred east of Elizabethville, near the park, on Friday, August 1, 1924. An automobile driven by Paul Cyckowski of Lykens hit a car driven by Rev. Miller, of Wiconisco. Cyckowski was thrown through the windshield, the glass almost severing his head. He was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital with severe lacerations. Rev. Miller had his two children in his car, along with Rev. and Mrs. Tiel, of Tower City, and Miss Bonawitz, of Loyalton. They escaped serious injuries.
1949
Les Brown Performance - Wiconsico Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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A benefit for the L&W Memorial Field lighting system was held by Les Brown and his Band of Renown on August 1, 1949, at 8:15 p.m. Les featured Butch Stone, Stumpy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Ray Kellog in his performance at the field. After the show, a softball game was held between the band members and a team from Lykens. Les had been with Bob Hope for the previous two seasons and was glad to be back in the area to say hello to his schoolmates and many friends in Tower City, Williamstowm, Lykens, and the rest of the valley. Les and his orchestra (and his instruments and new baseball uniforms) arrived in Lykens on Monday, August 1st, where he was the guest of the Lykens Chamber of Commerce. They had their evening meal served in the Lykens Hotel.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1959
Forest Fire - near Massif des Aures, Algeria

2007
I-35 Bridge Collapse - Minneapolis, MN


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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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