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1904
Fire, Ed Keiser house
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Fire alarm sounded at 8:45 PM on October 10, 1904. The company responded and found the fire at the house of Ed Keiser on Main Street. The fire was caused by a lamp exploding. Damage was light.
1944
Fire, Pottsville Street, Wiconisco
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Early Tuesday morning, October 10, 1944, Albert Scheib discovered a fire in the Martin store on Pottsville Street in Wiconisco. He notified Mr. Martin before much damage was done. Both Lykens and Wiconisco fire companies answered the call for help, and with the use of chemicals held the loss to a minimum. The fire had started in an electric ice cream cabinet. A plate glass window was cracked from the heat and the ice cream cabinet which caused the fire was destroyed.
1986
Washdown, 400 Bl Market - WQIN (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 was dispatched to the alley next to the WQIN radio station for a washdown. The Borough garbage truck had a hydraulic leak, and spread fluids on the alley. Several vehicles slid on the fluid and into Market Street. Engine-22 responded with a crew of five, and upon arrival used High Dry and Bio-Petrol to neutralize the fluids.
1990
Roof Rescue, Elementary School (Box 22-13)
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At the request of the Lykens Police Department, Engine-22 was dispatched to assist in a rescue from the roof of the old school auditorium on North Street. While patroling in the area, the police observed several youths that appeared from the roof of the auditorium. Engine-22 responded with a crew of ten, and upon arrival, set up on side 1 and laddered the building. Two members examined the roof and found no one there. The company was released by command. It was later determined that the youths involved were standing in the crowd observing the company's activities on the scene, having self-extricated themselves from the roof prior to our arrival.
1998
Structure Fire, 220 Pottsville St (Box 23-1)
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At 4:40 AM on October 10, 1998, a first alarm assignment was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 220 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco. This brought to the scene an engine, rescue, and tanker from Station-23 (Wiconisco), an engine, truck, and tanker from Station-22 (Lykens), and a tanker from Station-24 (Williamstown). In addition, an engine from Station-21 (Elizabethville) was sent to replace an out-of-service engine normally sent from Station-24. Chief-23 arrived on scene and reported fire and heavy smoke coming from the attic area of a 2?-story wood frame home. Engine-23 arrived on scene at side-1, with a hydrant directly across the street. After hookup to the hydrant, it was discovered that the hydrant was non-operational. Engine-22 picked up the next available hydrant one block above the fire building and laid in 300 feet of 5-inch supply line and supplied Engine-23. Truck-22 personnel laddered the building and pulled the roof vents while Engine-23 personnel performed initial knockdown, with the fire knocked down in less than 15 minutes. Tankers 22, 23, and 24 stood by. Engine-21 was assigned RIT and stood by on scene.While doing overhaul, a vehicle accident was reported in Station-22's territory, which was handled by the personal from company-21 as well as Engine-19 (Carsonville). All units went available at 6:39 AM.
1998
Accident w/injuries, PV Rd/Greenland Rd (Box 19-4)
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While backing Engine-22 into the station after returning from an incident, an individual stopped at the station to report a vehicle accident at the same location as the one reported a few hours earlier while we were at the previous incident. (The previous accident had been handled by Company-21 and Company-19.) Engine-22, Engine-19, and Rescue-23 responded and upon arrival discovered that it was the same previously reported accident. The vehicle had not yet been removed from its location down over an embankment, and was re-reported when a passerby came across it. All units returned to service at 7:30 AM.
2001
Assist PD, 666 Main St (Box 22-1)
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Engine-22 responded to a request for assistance by the Lykens Borough Police Department. The engine arrived on scene and assisted a juvenile citizen with the recovery of his footwear from the roof of the Family Dollar store.
2003
Silo Rescue, 153 Schoolhouse Rd (Box 27-1)
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Truck-22 was dispatched per request of Chief 27-1 to assist with the extrication of a farmer trapped in the top of his corn silo. The truck responded with a crew of five and arrived on scene to find EMS from Medic-6, Engine and Rescue 27, and Rescue-21 already on scene. The truck set up and used the bucket to help Company-27 personnel in the top of the silo remove the patient from the interior of the silo to a stokes basket. Rescue-28 was also dispatched and arrived on scene. The patient was brought out to the bucket and lowered to the ground where he was transferred to the Life Lion helicopter for transport to Hershey Medical Center.
2017
Medical Assist, 553 South 2nd St (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 alerted to respond to station 22 to assist with a patient with chest pains. The EMS crew was out of station on a call. Five members responded to the station and initiated patient contact and began treatment until the arrival of a unit from Medic 6 and then went available.
2018
Fluids down, Main & Market Streets (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Chief 22 on scene, Utility 22 dispatched to respond class three with high dry to the square in Lykens at Main and Market Streets for fluids down. A truck had dropped a drive shaft and leaked oil over a portion of the 600 block of Main Street. Utility 22 responded with 5 and on arrival, blocked one lane of traffic and spread high dry down while part of the crew directed traffic around the incident. Once the fluids were taken care of the Utility was placed available.
2018
AFA, 4314 Route 209 (Box 21-1)
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Company 21 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 4314 Route 209 at Rite Screen for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 21 responded with 6 and Truck 22 responded with 7. On arrival of Chief 21-2 he advised of a false trip due to hydrant flushing and placed Truck 22 available.
2019
AFA, 19 Minnich Terrace (Box 23-2)
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Engine 23 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 19 Minnich Terrace in Wiconisco Township at the Minnich Terrace Apartments for an automatic fire alarm. Chief 23-1 went enroute POV and Truck 22 with 4. On arrival of the Truck command advised of a false trip and placed the box available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1949
Lykens American Heat Reclaiming Starts Production - Lykens, PA
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The American Heat Reclaiming Corporation began production in its new Lykens plant on Monday, October 10, 1949. Several machines at the plant, which was recently built, were put into operation, even though the entire building was not completed for several more weeks.
1949
Glen Siemons Car Fire - Wiconisco, PA
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Glen Siemons was driving his Dodge sedan from Williamstown to Wiconisco on Monday, October 10, 1949, when he noticed flames in the rear of his car, seen through the rear view mirror. A passing motorist notified the Wiconisco fire company, who responded and extinguished the fire using chemicals. They then towed the car to the water plug near the garage of Spacht & Eiler, and used water to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Mr. Siemons was uninjured.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1854
Pottsville Fire - Pottsville, PA


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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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