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

1899
Fire, Chas. Bueck's Laundry
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The second fire of the year, but the first fire in the borough occurred at Charles Bueck's Laundry on August 4, 1899, in the West Ward in the alley between Main and South Second Streets and Pine and West Streets. The alarm sounded. Members responded and took apparatus to the plug on the corner of South Second and Pine Streets. No attachment was made. Second Assistant Chief T. E. Ely ordered the apparatus returned to the house. Damage done to the laundry was estimated at $1.
1995
Accident w/inj, 664 Main St (Box 22-19)

2001
Accident w/inj, 745 Main St (Box 22-1)

2014
Search Detail, Greenland Road (Box 19-4)
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Companies 22 and 23 dispatched class three to the Weiser State Forest in the area of the Greenland Road in Jefferson Township to assist Company 19 with a search detail, attempting to find a lost hiker. As the company was about to respond with 10 members, the hiker was found and command placed the company available.
2015
Medical Assist, 15 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to the Rattling Creek Apartments to assist EMS with gaining entry with the Knox Box for a medical emergency. Company 22 placed in service before response when EMS was able to enter the building.
2015
Haz Mat, 9569 Route 209 (Box 24-2)
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Truck and Engine 22 requested class three by Chief 24 to assist Company 24 at the Family Dollar Store on Route 209 in Williams Township with an ammonia leak in the store. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 22 with 4. On arrival, the crew assisted Chief and Engine 24 with ventilating the store and taking readings. Crews assisted until the store was cleared, and were placed available by command 24.
2018
Medical Assist, 219 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 219 North Street in Lykens for a medical assist, EMS had an extended ETA. Utility 22 responded with 3 and Chief 22 and one other member POV. On arrival, the crew began patient care until the arrival of EMS and was then placed available.
2019
Tree down, Rt 209 and Hill Street (Box 23-3)
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While the Utility was enroute to a public service traffic detail in Millersburg it came across a tree that had just fallen across Route 209 and Hill Street in Wiconisco Township. A request was made for Attack 23 to respond to the scene. Chiefs 23 and 23-1 arrived on scene with Attack 23 which had 2 members. The scene was turned over to Company 23 and Utility 22 continued on to Millersburg.
2019
Pole Fire, 641 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 641 North Street in Lykens Boro for a pole fire. Chiefs 22 and 22-2 responded POV to the scene. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 5. On the arrival of Chief 22-2 he found active fire and smoke from a pole in the yard next to a trailer. The PPL pole at the street was relayed to County and PPL was requested. The occupant of the trailer stated that he was without power and had seen flames and smoke coming from the electrical box below the meter which was now out. Crews remained on scene until the arrival of PPL and then went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1897
Charles Hess Barn Ligntning Fire - Gratz, PA

Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1949
Forest Fire - Gates of the Mountain, MT

1971
Train Accident - near Belgrade, Yugoslavia


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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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