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1981
Brush Fire, Irish Cemetary (Box 22-)

1997
Structure Fire, 714 Mountain St (Box 23-11)
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Company-22 was dispatched to a structure fire at the Kocher residence, 714 Mountain Street, in Wiconisco Township. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six, Tanker-22 with a crew of two. Arriving on scene, the crews found a one-story ranch style home with heavy smoke pushing from the eaves and fire visible in the front rooms. Crews pulled lines and assisted Company-23 with attacking the fire. After suppression, crews assisted with salvage and overhaul. The building had been remodeled on several ocasions, creating many voids which had hidden fire to be extinguished. The fire caused heavy damage to the structure, with a major portion of the interior having been gutted. Companies on scene included 23, 22, 24, 21, Tower City, and Sheridan. Local police were also on the scene.
1997
Rekindle, 714 Mountain St (Box 23-11)
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Engine and Tanker 22 were dispatched to return to the scene of the previous night's structure fire to extinguish several hot spots. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six, Tanker with a crew of two. Several areas near the roof line required extinguishing. Additionally, ceilings and walls were also pulled. Company-22 was placed available by command and the box was held to Company-23.
1997
Rekindle, 714 Mountain St (Box 23-11)
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Engine and Tanker 22 were dispatched for a second rekindle alarm at the scene of last night's structure fire. Company 22 was canceled by command and the box was held to Company 23.
1997
Medical Assist, 418 Market St (Box 24-11)

2000
Medical Assist, 643 Main St (Box 22-1)
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Company dispatched to 643 Main Street in Lykens to assist EMS with a reported electrocution. A woman reported that her freezer shocked her when she touched it. Engine 22 responded, and on arrival, assisted with patient care until arrival of EMS. No electrical hazard was found, and the Engine went available.
2009
Medical Assist, Powells Valley Road (Box 216-8)
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At the request of Chief 22-2, Company 22 dispatched to assist EMS on a report of a child fallen and injured in the Rattling Creek by the Fish Hatchery. Truck 22 responded with 5, and on arrival with EMS from Williamstown, assisted in treating and immobilizing the patient and transferring him to the transport unit.
2016
Medical Assist - Cardiac Arrest, 260 Glen Park Road (Box 22-2)
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EMS Company 6 and Company 22 dispatched class one to the Lykens Glen Park for a cardiac arrest call. Chief 22 and 3 members responded POV, Truck 22 went enroute with 7 and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival into the park, crews initially were unable to locate the patient until Company 21 firefighter Keisling approached and directed the crews to the location of the patient. The patient was found over the creek embankment next to the creek, and was moved up into the parking area of the small pavilion where EMS began patient care. The crew assisted EMS with patient care until he was transferred to their unit for transport, and were then placed avaialble by command.
2018
AFA, 3675 Powells Valley Rd (Box 19-1)
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Company 19 and Truck 22 dispatched to the 19-1 box at 3675 Powells Valley Road in Jefferson Township for a residential fire alarm. Truck 22 was placed in service prior to a response.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



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Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1858
New York City Hall Fire - New York, NY

1971
Bus Accident - near Jadida, Morocco
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On August 18, 1971, a bus ran off a country road about 65 miles southwest of Casablanca, Morocco, and plunged into a gorge, killing 45 people and injuring 30 others.

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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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