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

1984
Stove Fire - Out, 312 Center Street (Box 23-1)

1997
Brush Fire, 7857 Route 209 (Box 23-11)

1999
Investigation, 600 Bl Main Street (Box 22-1)

2003
Fuel Spill, 402 Spring St (Box 23-1)
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Tanker 22 was dispatched to Wiconisco Township for a fuel spill. Chief 23 requested Tanker 22 to hold in quarters. The tanker stood by in quarters until released by Chief 23.
2010
Commercial AFA, 549A Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Engines 23 and 24 dispatched to 549A Main Street at a photography shop for a fire alarm sounding. Chief 22-2 on scene reporting an audible alarm sounding. Engine 22 responded with 3 and approached from the Pine Street side and staged on side A at the hydrant. Engine 23 responded and staged at the hydrant at Main and Market. Engine 24 was canceled enroute when Chief 22 arrived on scene. Owner arrived on scene and provided entry to the building. A smoke alarm at the top of the stairway to the second floor was found activated as a result of heavy condensation and water vapor on a glass door directly below it. Command 22 placed the box in service.
2010
Stove fire, 101 West Market Street (Box 24-1)
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On the 24-1 box, companies 24, 23, 22, 21, and 66 were dispatched to 101 West Market Street for a reported stove fire in a multi-family residence. Truck 22 responded with 6, and was advised by command as they were entering Williamstown to stage at the Medical Center parking lot on Water Street, where they remained until released by command.
2012
Accident with injuries, 419 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22, Rescues 23 and 21, and EMS dispatched class one for a reported one vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment at 419 North Street in Lykens. Chief 22 responded POV, Engine 22 with 6, and Utility 22 with 5. On arrival, crew found an SUV on its roof in the middle of the street, having struck a parked car and rolled over. The driver was still in the vehicle, but was not trapped. Patient contact was made and the driver immobilized while the rest of the crews from 22 and 23 cribbed and stabilized the vehicle. Rescue 21 was placed in service shortly after their arrival. Patient was removed from the vehicle and turned over to EMS, and crews assisted Recovery 21 with cleanup and removal of the vehicles from the roadway and then went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1867
Flood - Lykens, PA
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As a result of heavy rains, the Bear, Wiconisco, and Rattling Creeks flooded Lykens on Friday, August 17, 1867. Bear Creek overflowed its banks and cut courses through the piles of coal dirt. Coal dirt was washed into the yards and streets, and even some houses, in Lykens. The concrete bridge over Bear Creek, used by the Short Mountain Colliery was washed away. The railroad bridge over Rattling Creek had its center trestle washed away. Deposits of coal dirt ruined all the low lands along the Wiconisco Creek west of Lykens. Matter's sawmill dam and the dam at the Forge were also filled up with coal dirt.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1975
Forest Fire - Transkei Veld, South Africa

2003
Okanagan Mountain Park Fire - Rattlesnake Island, British Columbia, Canada


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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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