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1982
Washdown, 500 Bl Main St (Box 22-)

1988
Trash Fire, Lykens Hotel (Box 22-11)

2005
Smoke in a Structure, Williams Valley Dental (Box 24-1)
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Truck-22 and Tanker-22 were dispatched to assist Companies 24, 23, and 66 on a report of smoke in the building housing the Williams Valley Dental Group in Williamstown. Truck-22 responded with a crew of five, Tanker-22 responded with a crew of two, and Chief-22 responded POV. The building was found evacuated upon Company-22's arrival. The Company's initial assignment was go into staging. The truck was later deployed to check the roof. Truck-22 was placed in operation, with the bucket to the roof. The truck crew laddered the building on three sides. The problem was found to be with air conditioning unit located on the roof. The company was later placed available by Command-24.
2008
Shed Fire, 343 Kocher Lane (Box 21-5)
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Company 21, Engine and Tanker 26, and Truck 22 were dispatched to 343 Kocher Lane in Washington Township for a shed fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven who could see a thermal column from the scene while passing Kimmel's Coal Company on Rt 209 west of Lykens. Chief 21 was on scene and had command. He reported a small shed, to the rear of the residence, that was all ready burned to the ground. As the truck was passing through Loyalton, Command had units not all ready on the scene continue to respond class 3. Truck 22 arrived on the scene and staged on Kocher Lane until released by command.
2013
Barn Fire, Schwenks Road (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 dispatched to Schuylkill County, Hubley Township, to the area of Main Street and Schwenks Road in Sacramento for a report of a barn fire. Truck 22 responded with 6, and was canceled shortly after dispatch.
2015
Smoke in a basement, 156 Simon Blvd (Box 21-1)
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Company 21, Engine 26 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 156 Simon Boulevard in Washington Township on the 21-1 box for a report of smoke in the basement of a residence. Truck 22 responded with 7 and was canceled by command 21 while enroute. Smoke was from a burned up sump pump motor.
2015
Structure Fire, 300 Greenwood Road (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one to Porter Township, Schuylkill County, to 300 Greenwood Road for a commercial structure fire. Porter Township companies 650, 655, 810, 647 and Tower City 66 dispatched on the first alarm. Dauphin County companies 23 and 24 added along with Schuylkill companies 58, 13, 67, and 14 added as well. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Utility 22 with 2. On arrival, The Truck set up on side A of a 2 story, 50 by 100 foot commercial building that was used by a construction company, with fire coming through the roof and the rest of the structure involved. Crews did an initial search interior on the first floor but evacuated when conditions worsened. The Truck crew placed the aerial in service and was supplied through a 5 inch line from Tower City Engine 66-10, and then worked the upper sections of the building on the B and D side, knocking down visible fire and venting the building. Tankers 24, 23, 810, 13 and 14 supplied Engine 66-10. Hand lines from Engines 647 and 650 were placed in service to knock down visible fire from the first floor level. Crews continued to assist with overhaul until released by Command 647. Engine 38 was relocated to station 23 and Company 21 was placed on standby by 647 during the event.
2016
Accident with no injuries, 536 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Lykens PD on scene, Company 22 dispatched class three to 536 North Second Street in Lykens to assist with traffic control at the scene of a two vehicle accident with no injuries. Chief 22-1 and Lieutenant 22 responded to the scene POV, and Engine 22 went enroute with 3. On arrival, the crew secured the scene and blocked traffic at Pine and Market Streets. After the tow company removed the two vehicles, command placed the box available.
2017
Car into a Building, 614 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 23 and EMS dispatched class one to 614 Main Street in Lykens for an accident with unknown injury, car into a building. Chief 22 responded from his residence several doors up the street and on arrival found a car into the D side of Doctor Bowers office. Medic 6 was all ready on scene having been across the street at the time. The patient was unhurt. Command 22 placed Rescue 23 in service. After the arrival of PSP and checking the interior for damage and injuries the crew removed the car from the building and was placed available by command.
2019
Stove fire reported out, 21 Bendigo Street (Box S.C.)
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Dauphin County Tanker 24 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to Schuylkill County at 21 Benigo Street in Porter Township for a stove fire reported out. Truck 22 was enroute to Station 21 for fire prevention when the call came in and they turned around in Loyalton and responded with 4. While enroute they were placed in service by Schuylkill County and returned to Station 21.
2019
Assist with an LZ, 187 Arch Street (Box 23-1)
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While Truck 22 was returning from Station 21 Company 23 was dispatched for an ATV accident. Command 23 requested Truck 22 to respond to the Station 23 LZ to assist. Truck 22 went enroute with 4 from Main Street in Lykens. On arrival, the crew assisted Chief 23-1 with transferring the patient to Life Lion and were then placed available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1934
Vehicle Accident - Lykens, PA
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On Wednesday evening, December 5, 1934, John C. Reigle of Wiconisco attempted to turn his Buick sedan into an alley. He swung wide to make the turn and struck the rear wheel of a truck operated by Kenneth Weiss of Elizabethville. He then lost control of his car and struck a porch post on the property of Clayton Cook. The estimated damage to the Buick was $35, while the damage to the truck wheel was $50, and the porch post damage was $5.
1943
Grubb House Fire - Washington Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 5, 1943, fire broke out in a clothes closet on the second floor of the frame home in Loyalton. The home was occupied by Amanda Grubb and her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood C. Hoover.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1858
Crystal Palace Fire - New York, 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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