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

2001
Medical Assist, 512 Market St (Box 22-1)

2005
Tree on wires, 409 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched for a report of tree limbs smoking on power lines in front of 409 North Street. Engine-22 responded class-3 with a crew of five, Chief-22 and Chief 22-1 went to the scene POV. Upon arrival, no wires were arcing, and nothing was burning. A light rain storm was moving through the area at the time. The PPL pole number was relayed to dispatch, and Engine-22 was placed available.
2014
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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At the request of EMS, Company 22 dispatched class three to 801 Market Street in Lykens to assist with lifting an obese patient. Utility 22 responded with 4, and on arrival, assisted the EMS crew with removing the patient from his residence to their unit, and then went available.
2015
Structure Fire, 107 6th Street (Box 20-1)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one as the next due Truck on the 20-1 box in Upper Paxton Township for a report of smoke in a structure. The Truck was canceled almost immediately after dispatch.
2018
Accident with no injury, 558 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Rescue 23 dispatched class one to the area of Main Street in front of 558 Main Street in Lykens Boro for a multi vehicle crash. Chief 22 responded POV and on arrival found a car had struck 2 parked vehicles with the driver self extricated and not hurt. Chief 22 placed Rescue 23 and EMS in service. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 4. Two additional members responded from the station by foot. On arrival the crew pulled a hand line and checked for fluids. After disconnecting power to all three vehicles the scene was secured and fire police directed traffic off Main Street at Pine and Market Streets. PSP arrived on scene and requested a wrecker. The crew stood by until all three vehicles were removed and were then placed available by command.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1934
Structure Fire - Millersburg, PA
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On Tuesday morning, August 28, 1934, fire resulted from an oil stove explosion in the Troutman and Son Barber Shop on Center Street in Millersburg. The call was sent in from Box 3 at Center and Market Streets, and the Millersburg Fire Company responded immediately. The blaze was put out in short order by chemicals. The fire had eaten itself up into the upper story of the building and was put out with water. The damage was slight.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1883
Great Williamsport Lumber Fire - Williamsport, PA

1923
Hull Fire - Hull, MA

1971
Ferryboat Fire - Adriatic Sea


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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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