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

1980
Fire, John's Hardware, Wmstwn

1980
Stand By, Elizabethville

1989
Water Heater Expl, 511 Walnut St (Box 23-1)

1990
Washdown, 200 Bl Market St (Box 22-19)
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Engine 22 was dispatched non-emergency to the 200 block of Market Steet to wash down some debris spilled from a passing truck. Engine 22 responded, and on arrival, pulled a trash line and washed debris into the storm drain, then went available.
1995
Accident w/inj, Lykens Road (Box 216-89)

2004
Medical Assist, 526 Pine Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched per request of EMS to assist with a possible cardiac arrest in a garage to the rear of 526 Pine Street. Engine personnel arrived on scene and assisted with patient care until signal-12 was declared.
2010
Accident with no injuries, 670 Main Street (Box 22-3)
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Captain 27 on scene reported an accident with no injuries in front of the Boyers Grocery store at 670 Main Street in Lykens. Engine 22 and Rescue 23 were dispatched. Chief 22, who lives across the street, was on location in seconds, and placed Rescue 23 available. Engine 22 responded with 6 and on arrival found two vehicles on the roadway blocking traffic, with no apparent injuries. Company 22 crew assisted PSP with scene safety, cleanup and traffic control until released by command.
2014
Accident with no injury, 600 block Main Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Chief 22 on scene, Utility 22 dispatched class three to the 600 block of Main Street to assist with traffic control as a result of a two vehicle non injury accident. Utility 22 responded with 5 and on arrival, split the crew and directed traffic around the incident until the towing company had cleared one of the vehicles from the scene, and then went available.
2019
Chimney Fire, 528 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Chief 22-2 received a phone call from the residents at 528 North Second Street in Lykens that they had heavy black smoke coming out of their chimney. He responded to the scene and after assessing the situation requested that the comm center dispatch Company 22 to the scene. Engine 22 responded with 6 and approached the scene by way of Market Street and set up on the D side of the structure. Truck 22 responded with 7 and accessed the scene by way of Pine Street and took the A side address. Utility 22 responded with 3 and staged behind Engine 22. Initial size-up had heavy black smoke coming from the chimney. The resident shut off the furnace before evacuating the structure and the smoke dissipated. The Truck crew went to the roof while the Engine crew went to the basement with a meter. High levels of CO were detected in the basement and the PPV fan from the Truck was set up to ventilate the building, which was a 2 and 1/2 story wood frame single family dwelling. Crews ran chains down the chimney and cleared out what they could and removed the chimney cap. The resident contacted a furnace repair service to work on the furnace. After the CO levels were lowered to 0 PPM the crews took up and command placed the box available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1960
Aerial Ladder Demonstration - Lykens, PA
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The Wissahickon Fire Company of Ambler, Pennsylvania, put on a 50-foot aerial ladder demonstration on August 20, 1960 at 1:30 p.m. The demonstration took place on the south side of the West Borough Park swimming pool in Lykens. The high ladder men showed top ladder rescue techniques, a climbing exhibition, and comic stunts on the aerial ladder.
1960
75th Jubilee Parade - Lykens, PA
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A gala fireman's parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Liberty Hose Company No. 2 of Lykens, Pennsylvania, began at 4 p.m. on August 20, 1960. It climaxed a week-long celebration that began on August 15th. The parade formed on South Street and at Glen Heights. The route of the parade was north on Market Street to South Second Street, west to Edward Street, north to Main Street, east to Spruce Street, north to North Second Street, and west to Arlington Street. The parade consisted of 99 units, which took two and a half hours to pass the reviewing stand. The estimated 1,700 participants represented 40 fire companies from eastern and southern Pennsylvania and surrounding states and included 19 bands and drum and bugle corps. Parade Prize List Best Appearing Company &nbsp; 1 - Undine Fire Company of Bellefonte, Pa. - $700 &nbsp; 2 - Citizens Fire Company of Palo Alto, Pa. - $300 &nbsp; 3 - Goodwill Fire Company of Myerstown, Pa. - $100 Best Appearing Drum and Bugle Corps &nbsp; 1 - Sahler Sedan Cadets of Coatsville, Pa. - $250 &nbsp; 2 - Bangor Yellow Jackets - $150 &nbsp; 3 - Hershey Drum and Bugle Corps - $50 Most Uniformed Men in Line &nbsp; 1 - American Hose Company of Tamaqua, Pa. - $325 &nbsp; 2 - Berwyn Fire Company - $150 Best Appearing Band &nbsp; 1 - York Springs Bermudians - $250 &nbsp; 2 - Roebling Volunteer Fire Company of New Jersey - $150 &nbsp; 3 - Friendship Fire Company Band of Sunbury, Pa. - $50 Best Appearing Ladies' Auxiliary &nbsp; 1 - Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 of West Fairview - $100 &nbsp; 2 - Rainbow Fire Company of Schuylkill Haven, Pa. - $75 &nbsp; 3 - Berwyn Fire Company - $50 Best Appearing Fire Apparatus &nbsp; 1 - Wissahickon Fire Company of Ambler, Pa. - $50 &nbsp; 2 - West End Fire Company of Pottsville, Pa. - $25 Best Appearing High School Band &nbsp; 1 &nbsp; - East Penns Valley - $100 &nbsp; 2 - Wiconisco High School Band - $100 &nbsp; 3 - Williamstown High School Band - $75
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1978
Cinema Rex Fire - Abadan, Iran


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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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