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

1990
Furnace Malfunction, 417 S. 2nd St (Box 22-11)

1994
Gas Grill Fire, 648 South St (Box 22-11)
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Engines 22 and 23 and Squad 23 were dispatched to 648 South Street at the Mahoney residence for a report of a gas grill on fire. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six, and arrived on scene to find a gas grill on the front porch of the residence, smoldering. The grill was partially melted and the fire was out. The crew removed the grill from the porch and checked for any possible extensions. Finding none, the company went available.
1998
Accident w/no inj, 553 Main St (Box 22-1)

2004
Accident w/injuries, Main & Pine Sts (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched for an accident with possible injuries at the intersection of Main and Pine Streets. The engine arrived on scene and found a non-reportable accident in front of the G & E Bar. Personnel assisted with gathering patient information and treatment until arrival of EMS.
2005
Medical Assist, Rear of 329 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to assist EMS with lifting for a large patient. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, Truck 22 responded with a crew of three, and Chief 22 responded POV. Engine 22 staged in the alley behind the old dairy building, and the truck staged on North Second Street. Personnel gathered at the North First Street entrance to the dairy, while EMS assessed patient. The patient ultimately refused treatment and the company was placed available.
2010
Medical Assist, 517 South Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched to the Family Medical Practice Center at 517 South Street in Lykens for a fall victim. Lieutenant 22-1 on scene reported a large obese patient had fallen in the parking lot of the facility, was unhurt, and just needed help getting up. Truck 22 responded class 3 to the scene with 4, and on arrival, assisted the patient in getting back on his feet and to an awaiting County transport van. The Truck followed the patient back to his residence at 801 Market Street in Lykens to make sure he was able to get back into his home without any problems.
2017
Medical Assist, 225 East Wiconisco Street (Box S.C.)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to assist Tower City EMS with moving a large patient out of a residence. Truck 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 3. On arrival, the crew was met by members of Tower City and Sheridan fire companies and EMS from Tower City and Williamstown. The crew took the stryker tarp into the residence and assisted with moving the patient from the residence to the EMS transport unit. After the transfer was complete the company went available.
2018
AFA, 80 North Market St (Box 21-1)
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Company 21 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 80 North Market Street in Elizabethville Boro at the Elizabethville Library for an automatic fire alarm. Truck 22 went enroute with 7 and was canceled by command 21 shortly after pulling out of station 22.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1928
Vehicle Accident - PA
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Michael E. Stroup, Deputy State Attorney-General and former District Attorney of Dauphin County, suffered a fractured left shoulder on the night of Monday, August 6, 1928, when the automobile in which he was riding to his home in Elizabethville struck a gully in the road and overturned. Fritz Bohner, who was driving the car, suffered a sprained back. Stroup and Bohner were taken to the Keystone Hospital at Harrisburg.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1906
Circus Lightning - Harrisburg, PA
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A terrific wind and rain storm struck Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on August 6, 1906. The Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show was having a performance at the time. Charles M. Richwine took shelter under a tree on the show's grounds. Lightning struck the tree and killed him. Chic Befrandi, a Japanese acrobat, took shelter under a tent. It also was struck by lightning and he was killed. Several women in the main tent fainted from fright, and the audience as a whole stampeded for shelter. Several were knocked down, and a number fell from high seats, in their effort to get to the ground. Others were badly squeezed in the crush. Just as the people got away safely, the horse tent of the circus fell, and one of the broncos was caught beneath a pole and was killed.
1945
Hiroshima Nuclear Bombing - Hiroshima, Japan

1972
Motorboat Fire - Basilan Strait, Philippines


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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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