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1996
Medical Assist, 508 Main St (Box 22-11)
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Company 22 was dispatched to assist EMS with a cardiac arrest call at the home of company secretary Dick Saltzer. Engine 22 responded with a crew of six, and other members went to the scene by POV. The crew was directed to a second floor bedroom to assist EMS with CPR on Mr. Saltzer. The patient was packaged and removed from the residence to an awaiting transport unit, which then went en route to the hospital. Brother Saltzer never regained consciousness. He passed away on September 17th, twelve days after this call.
1998
Fuel Spill, 646 Main St (Box 22-1)
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On a hot Saturday afternoon, a malfunctioning gas pump spilled approximately 35 gallons of fuel onto the roadway in the 600-Block of Main Street in Lykens Borough. Company-22 was dispatched to the scene, where approximately 15 gallons of AFFF foam and 1400 pounds of absorbant were used in the three hour cleanup of this incident. Dauphin County Haz Mat assisted on the scene with mitigation of the spilled product.
2003
Medical Assist, 15 S 2nd St (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 was dispatched to the Rattling Creek Apartments, room 206 for a cardiac arrest. Engine 22 responded to the scene and assisted EMS with CPR and patient care until released by EMS.
2013
Accident with no injury, 406 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Chief 22-1 on scene, Engine 22 and EMS dispatched to the 400 block of Market Street for a car that struck a pole. Chiefs 22 and 22-2 went to the scene POV, and Engine 22 responded with 3. Three additional personnel arrived on scene POV. On arrival, crews secured the car and fluids, and maintained traffic control until the arrival of PSP and the tow truck. After the vehicle was towed, command placed the box in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide



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Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1898
Newark Celluloid Fire - Newark, NJ

1974
Riverboat Fire - Nigeria
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On September 5, 1974, a riverboat carrying passengers in southern Nigeria caught fire, killing 67 people.
1975
Hilton Hotel Bombing - London, England

1986
Hotel Caledonian Fire - Kristiansand, Norway


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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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