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1992
Standby, In Quarters (Box 26-61)
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Engine 22 was requested to stand by in quarters for Companies 21, 26, and 27 while they were at a fire at Alka Farms in Mifflin Township. Engine 22 stood by in quarters without incident until released by command.
1995
Washdown, 562 Main St (Box 22-11)
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Engine-22 was requested by PSP to respond to the 500-Block of Main Street to washdown an area that was the scene of a homicide earlier that evening. Engine-22 responded with a crew of three and used a trash line to wash down the porch and sidewalk area of the crime scene.
1999
Structure Fire, 173 E Pottsville St (Box 23-4)
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Engine-22 and Tanker-22 were dispatched to a fully involved structure fire in Wiconisco Township. Engine-22 responded with a crew of six and proceeded to the scene from the Market Street side, arriving to find a two-story wood frame residence fully ingulfed. Engine-23 set up on side-1/2 and initiated fire attack, followed by lines and a crew from Engine-22. Tanker-22 responded with a crew of two and supplied water to Engine-22. The house was totally destroyed. Extensive overhaul was performed.
2003
Tree Down, Division/North Sts (Box 22-1)
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Heavy storms in the area resulted in the dispatch of Company-22 for a large tree down at the intersection of Division and North Streets. Engine-22 arrived on scene and determined that there was no life hazard or risk to the public. Personnel cordoned off the area and went available.
2007
Chimney Fire, 512 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Lieutenant 22 and Lieutenant 22-1 were on the scene at 512 Market Street with heavy black smoke coming from the chimney. For about ten minutes they tried to make contact with any of the three residents of the property. Failing to make any contact, Lieutenant 22 reported the incident to County by radio to have the call dispatched. Truck 22 responded with a crew of four, and Engine 22 responded with a crew of two. A furnace repairman arrived on the scene at the same time as the truck and engine. He said that he has been working on the furnace all morning trying to correct the problem and there was no need for the fire company to be there. Lieutenant 22 then placed the box in-service, and the units returned and went available.
2010
Structure Fire, 436 West Broad Street (Box 24-1)
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Truck 22 dispatched on the 1st alarm along with companies 24, 23, 66, and 21, to 436 West Broad Street in Williamstown for a reported structure fire. Truck 22 responded with 4 and Chief 22-2 POV. Later into the incident, Engine 22 responded with 1 to the scene. Chief 24-2 on the scene had smoke and fire showing from the 2nd floor, and had Engine 23 hit the hydrant at Grant and Broad and lay in to the scene. Truck 22 was given the assignment of setting up on side A and venting the roof. The Truck arrived and set up side A and went to the roof and vented while a crew from Engine 23 took a line in through the front door. All ladders from the Truck were pulled and placed on sides A, B, and D. Engine 23's hose lay was completed by Engine 66 on their arrival. Multiple units failed and County replaced them with others, and command requested the 2nd alarm. This brought Engines and Tankers from 20, 26, 27, 38, 216, and an Engine and Ladder from Pine Grove. Other Schuylkill County Companies included Muir, Joliett, and Tower City. Canteen 29 was requested to the scene. Crews worked on interior fire but were hampered by the buildings construction, balloon frame with no fire stops. After knockdown, extensive overhaul was required. Multiple companies were relocated to cover vacant stations, with Engine 35 (Linglestown) in Station 22. Crew continued overhaul until released by command.
2011
Medical Assist, 516 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 516 Main Street to assist EMS with lifting a patient. Truck 22 responded with 5 and Chief 22 POV to the scene. On arrival, crew assisted EMS with transferring a patient to their ambulance for transport, and went available.
2012
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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Utility 22 responded class three with three to assist EMS with transferring an extremely obese patient from his residence to their unit for transport to a doctors office. After completing the transfer, the crew went available.
2012
Accident with no inj, Powells Valley Road (Box 216-8)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to the Powells Valley Road in the area of the Fish Hatchery for a two car accident with no injuries for traffic control and fluid management. Engine 22 responded with 5 and Utility 22 with 3. Chief 22-1 was on scene and had command. Crews arrived to find two cars blocking the roadway, and PSP arrived shortly thereafter. Crew cleaned up the roadway and assisted Recovery 21 with vehicle removal, and then went available.
2014
Accident with no injuries, Main and Market Streets (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 23 dispatched class one to the square in Lykens for a reported accident with injuries. Lieutenant 22-1 was on scene and called it in. Chief 22 responded to the scene POV and assumed command on arrival. Finding no entrapment he placed Rescue 23 in service. Engine 22 responded with 4, and on arrival, secured the scene and handled the fluids that were down. The crew remained on the scene until the vehicles were removed and then went available.
2019
AFA, 222 Market Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 for the out of service Engine 22 dispatched class one to 222 Market Street in Lykens for a commercial automatic fire alarm. Chief 22-2 responded from his home next door to a 2 story half duplex single family dwelling with no one home and no alarms sounding. He contacted the comm center to confirm the address since issues have been occurring in the past. They confirmed that the alarm was actually at the Whitaker Center in the City of Harrisburg and placed companies 22 and 23 in service.
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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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