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1981
Structure Fire, Carsonville - Weeks (Box 19-)

1997
Structure Fire, 1828 Armstrong Vly (Box 216-11)

2009
Car Fire, Powells Valley Rd (Box 19-4)
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Engine and Tanker 22 dispatched as next due for company 19 on a 19-4 box for a reported car fire on Powells Valley Road at the sharp turn near the handboard entrance to the State Game Lands. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Chief 22 POV. Tanker 22 responded with 2, but was put in service by command 19. While enroute, the Engine was advised that there was no fire, but rather a car into a tree. On arrival, Engine 22 staged north of the accident scene, with Chief 19-1 on scene with command, along with EMS from Medic 6 and two PSP units. Crew secured the vehicle, set up lighting, and assisted PSP with scene safety. Engine 19-1 with a crew of 5 arrived shortly after. Crew remained on scene and assisted "Recovery 21" with removal of the vehicle , and were then placed available by command.
2011
Chimney Fire, 420 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 420 North Second Street in Lykens for a report of a chimney fire. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and Engine 22 responded class one with 4 and Truck 22 with one. On arrival, crews investigated and found the problem to be a furnace malfunction. The furnace was shut down, CO readings were taken, and the chimney checked. Finding no other problems, command placed the box in service.
2017
Accident with injuries, 435 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 23 dispatched class one to the area in front of 435 North Street in Lykens for a reported accident with injuries. Chief 22 went enroute POV and was advised that the incident was now a medical event. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 5 as well as Rescue 23. On arrival, the crew assessed the patient and initiated care until the arrival of EMS. Rescue 23 was placed in service. The crew helped load the patient for transport and then was placed available by command.
2017
Medical Assist, 422 Division Street (Box 22-1)
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With the closest available EMS unit coming out of the City, Company 22 was dispatched class three to 422 Division Street in Lykens for an unknown medical problem, Chief 22 responded POV and Truck 22 went enroute with 5. On arrival, Lykens PD was on scene and had gained entry to the residence, where the crew found the patient on the floor. Patient care was started until the arrival of an EMS unit and care transferred to them. Command then placed the company available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1943
Howerter Church Fire - Leck Kill, PA
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St. James Lutheran and Jacob's Reformed Church, known as the Howerter Church, burned to the ground shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 1943. The disastrous fire occurred only a month before the church was to observe its 50th anniversary. The church was built and dedicated in 1893.
1999
Mine Pulley Fire - Joliett, PA
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A fire destroyed the mechanical pulley which raised and lowered cable cars into a 2,000-foot mine owned by R&D Coal Co., located a half-mile south of Route 209, near Joliett in Tremont Township, Schuylkill County. The fire destroyed a one-story shed, which covered the electric winch that operated the coal car, causing $50,000 to $60,000 dollars in damage. The winch, which was destroyed, was purchased in 1980, and survived a fire in the same spot ten years ago. A witness said the flames were 40 feet high, and it burned the cable off and the buggy fell all the way down through the mine. Firefighters had the flames out by 11:30PM.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide



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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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