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1901
Fire, Jonas Garman's Stable
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A 12 PM fire alarm sounded. The company responded at once to the scene and found it to be at Jonas Garman's stable. Connections were made at the plug in front of the liquor store and the fire was extinguished. Damage was estimated at $5.
2000
Wires Down, 670 Main St (Box 22-1)
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County initially dispatched company 23 for a report of wires down on 209 near a supermarket. They then canceled company 23 and dispatched company 24 for wires reportedly down near the old Acme store on Route 209 near the County line. The initial call came from Schuylkill County, and an exact location was not confirmed. Company 22 was then notified by phone that a banner was down in front of Don's Food Rite. Truck 22 responded to 670 Main Street in front of Don's, and confirmed that the report was for a banner hanging down on the road. The crew removed the banner and went available.
2003
Coal Fire, 1 Machamer Ave (Box 23-1)
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Engine and Tanker 22 were dispatched to assist Companies 23 and 24 on a fire in a coal collection unit at Kimmel's bulk coal packaging plant on Machamer Avenue in Wiconisco Township. Engine-22 arrived and set up to draft from the bridge over Wiconisco Creek on Machamer Avenue. The Engine supplied mulitple loads to the tankers working the scene. Plant personnel, using skip loaders, assisted in spreading burning product out to allow firefighters to extinguish remaining pockets of fire.
2008
Elevator Rescue, 15 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 were dispatched to the Rattling Creek Apartments at 15 South Second Street for an elevator rescue. Initial information stated that a 93 year old person was stuck on the fourth floor. Truck 22 responded with a crew of six, and Engine 23 responded with a crew of five. Truck 22 took side A and the crew went inside. Engine 23 arrived on side D and staged. The truck crew used hand tools and an elevator key to gain access to the trapped person. She was turned over to the EMS crew unhurt. Chief 22 contacted the building maintenance staff who placed the elevator out of service. The crews then went available.
2015
Accident with injuries, 818 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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While Engine and Truck 22 were training with company 24 at their station, a call came in for a reported accident with injuries in front of 818 Main Street in Lykens. Engine 22 went responding with 6 and Truck 22 with 7. County advised that a car struck a parked truck and there was possible entrapment. Chief 22-1 on board Engine 22 requested the second rescue and Rescue 21 was dispatched to assist. Utility 22 responded from station 22 as well as Lieutenant 22. On arrival, there was one vehicle into a pickup truck, with entrapment. Rescue 23 arrived on scene and began extrication. Crews assisted EMS from Medic 6 and extrication was marked at 20:14. Rescue 21 was re-directed to Station 23 to handle a possible LZ for an incoming chopper, which was later canceled and EMS transported to the hospital by ground. Crews assisted on scene until released by Command.
2017
Medical Assist, 245 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 245 South Second Street in Lykens for a cardiac arrest AED response medical assist. Chiefs 22 and 22-1 responded POV to the scene. Truck 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival, Lykens PD on scene. Crews assisted with patient care until the arrival of 24 EMS. Patient was transferred to their unit and command placed the company available.
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1854
Glen Haven Fire - Glen Haven, NY


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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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