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1943
Brush Fire, South Street

1968
Chimney Fire, Jerry Messner, Main St

2003
Automatic Alarm, R & N Plant (Box 22-3)
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Companies 22 and 23 were dispatched for a water flow alarm at the Reiff and Nestor Plant. Engine 22 responded with with a crew of six, and on arrival, investigated and determined that the alarm was false. The box was placed in service.
2004
Smoke in Structure, 519 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Companies 22, 23, and 24 were dispatched to 519 Main Street in Lykens Borough for reported smoke in a second floor apartment. Engine-22 arrived on scene, took side-1/2. Truck-22 arrived and took side-1/4. Engine-23 staged at the hydrant in front of 545 Main Street. Engine-24 was placed in service. Company personnel entered the structure, evacuated occupants of the first floor apartment, and proceeded to the second floor apartment. The source of smoke was found to be a pan of beans on the stove that had been left un-attended. The apartment was ventilated using positive pressure ventilation, and the occupants were advised to re-install all the batteries to their smoke alarms that they had removed during the event.
2006
Automatic Fire Alarm, 15 South 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 was dispatched to an automatic alarm sounding at the Rattling Creek Apartments, 15 South Second Street. Chief 22-1, who lives across the alley from this location, was on scene and requested Engine-22 to respond non-emergency. Engine-22 responded with a crew of four, and upon arrival, met chief 22-1 and was advised that there was no fire, but the fire panel was in a locked room and unable to be checked. The crew split up and checked all floors, while chief 22-1 awaited the arrival of the building manager. Upon the manager's arrival, he and chief 22-1 entered the utility room and canceled the audible alarms. Maintenance people arrived on the scene and re-enabled the elevators and the residents were allowed to return to their apartments. The Engine went available and advised dispatch that the fire alarm system was out of service until the arrival of the alarm company.
2011
Transformer Fire, 768 Main Street (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 768 Main Street in Lykens for a transformer on fire. Chief 22 responded to the scene POV, and Engine 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival, the transformer fire was out, pieces of insulator were blown all over the street, and everyone in the 700 block of Main Street was without power. After confirming that there was no longer any fire, command placed the box available.
2017
AFA, 600 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to the Lykens Hotel at 600 Main Street for an automatic fire alarm. Chiefs 22 and 22-2 responded POV to the scene. On the arrival of Chief 22-2 at a four story commercial hotel building 50 foot by 75 foot brick construction there were normal conditions. Engine 22 responded with 4 and took the FDC connection on side D and staged. Investigation found nothing and the box was placed in service.
2017
Medical Assist, 519 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 519 Main Street in Lykens for a medical assist, an infant choking. Engine 22 responded with 4 and on arrival, established patient contact and began treatment. EMS for Medic 6 arrived and the patient was turned over to them and the Engine went available.
2018
Stove Fire, 179 Bickle Crossing Rd (Box 21-1)
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Company 21, Truck 22, and Engine 20 in place of Engine 26 dispatched class one to 179 Bickle Crossing Road in Washington Township for a reported stove fire. Chief 21 responded POV and on his arrival was advised by EMS from Medic 6 that the stove fire was out but there was heavy smoke in the structure. Truck 22 responded with 7 and on arrival side A stood by until released by Command 21. Engine 22 stood by in quarters with 5 during the event.
2020
Multiple structure fires, 131 East Market Street (Box 24-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched class one on the 24-1 box to 131 East Market Street in Williamstown for a reported structure fire, updated to list three working buildings with entrapment. Truck 22 responded with 6, Engine 22 with 5, Utility 22 with 1, and 3 members POV. On the Trucks arrival they took side A of three 3 story wood frame row houses fully involved with fire through the roof, with 2 persons trapped in the center of the three buildings. The Truck went in service and the boom was used to knock down visible fire from the roof, while crew members laddered the buildings and made repeated attempt to make entry. The Truck was supplied by Schuylkill Engine 22-15 Sheridan for water. Engine 22 arrived on the C side in the alley where they had heavy fire blowing out the back of the structures. An inch and three quarter line, a two inch line, and the deck gun were utilized in efforts to try and knock down some of the visible fire. The Engine was supplied by Schuylkill Engine 66-10 Tower City through 200 feet of 5 inch supply line laid out to Tunnel Street where Muir's tanker 22-31 set up their porta tank and multiple tankers supplied water. Utility 22 staged beside Engine 22. Crews worked for quite some time in efforts to knock down the fire which was deep seated and difficult to get to once the center building began to collapse on itself. Extinguishment efforts went on for quite some time before control was marked. An excavator was brought in and set up on side A and began the careful removal of the weakened center structure while members of the Coroner's office and PSP stood by. After some time two missing persons were located and removed from the structure by Truck 22. The Engine and Utility were released and they returned to quarters to clean up and ready the rigs for service, while Truck 22 remained on scene putting water on hot spots and flareups until eventually being released by command. Units on scene Dauphin County Millersburg Truck 20 Elizabethville Engine and Tanker 21 Fisherville Tanker and Squad 216 Lykens Engine, Truck and Utility 22 Wiconisco Engine, Rescue and Tanker 23 Williamstown Engine and Tanker 24 Berrysburg Engine and Tanker 26 Gratz Engine and Rescue 27 Halifax Engine 29-1 Linglestown Air 35 Schuylkill County Muir Engine 22-11 and Tanker 22-31 Orwin Engine 22-12 Reinerton Engine 22-31 and Tanker 22-33 Joliet Engine 22-14 and Tanker 22-34 Sheridan Engine 22-15 and Rescue 22-55 Donaldson Engine 12-10 Tremont Engine 67-10 Pine Grove Truck 58-25 Hegins Engine 13-10 Tower City Engine 66-10 EMS Williamstown 24-1, QRS and Rehab 24 Tower City EMS 66-01 Hegins EMS 13-02 Medic 621 and Medic 6-5 Transfers Perry County Truck 2 to Station 20 Paxtonia Engine 34-1 to Station 23 Northumberland County Hickory Corners Engine 64 to Station 24 Perry County New Buffalo Tanker 9 to Station 216 Schuylkill County Frackville Rescue Engine 43-15 to Muir Station 22-1 Schuylkill County Schuylkill Haven Engine 63-12 to Pine Grove Station 58-1 Schuylkill County Sacramento Engine 14-10 to Reinerton Station 22-3 Schuylkill County Lewellyn Engine 3-10 to Tremont Station 67 Schuylkill County Klingerstown Engine 65 to Hegins Station 13 Schuylkill County Pitman Engine 10-10 on standby in quarters Schuylkill County Pine Grove Tanker 58-30 to Reinerton Station 22-3 Others PSP PSP Fire Marshalls Dauphin County Coroners Office PPL Williamstown Boro Drum Excavating American Red Cross
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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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