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1987
Structure Fire, Reiff & Nestor (Box 22-12)

2006
Standby, In Station (Box 29-1)
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Per request of Dauphin County 911, Station 22 was placed on standby in quarters. The 911 system was out of service throughout the entire Upper Dauphin County area due to a tornado going through the Halifax vicinity. Company 22 had twelve members on standby in quarters. Numerous roads were blocked by trees down, and the Halifax area had heavy damage to many buildings. Members remained on standby until released by Dauphin County.
2009
Medical Assist, 517 South Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched at the request of EMS to assistant with lifting a large patient at 517 South Street, the Family Medical Practice Center, in Lykens. Truck 22 responded with 5, and arrived on Pine Street. Crew assisted Medic 6 with lifting an obese patient into their unit for transport to the hospital, and then went available.
2009
Automatic Fire Alarm, 75 Small Valley Road (Box 19-3)
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Company 19 and Truck 22 dispatched to 75 Small Valley Road, Wayne Township, for an automatic fire alarm. Truck 22 responded with 7, and was canceled enroute by Chief 19. Chief 19 reported that the alarm was the result of a "culinary accident".
2014
Search detail, Powells Valley Road (Box 216-8)
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At the request of PSP, companies 22 and 23 dispatched class three to the area of the third bridge on Powells Valley Road to assist them with a search for a lost hunter. Today was the first day of the state wide annual deer season and the woods around Lykens were full of hunters. Chief 22 responded POV and utility 22 went enroute with 2. Additional personnel responded POV, as well as Rescue 23 and EMS from Medic 6. A staging area was established at third bridge with 4 PSP troopers, a game commission officer, Lykens PD, and members of companies 22 and 23. Command requested company 24 dispatched class three to the staging area to assist with the search. Rescue 23 headed to the top of the mountain to start their search from there in to the area behind the reservoir, and companies 22 and 24 headed East to the area above the reservoir to start in that way. Members of Rescue 23 located the hunters vehicle in the parking lot at the starting point of their search, and proceeded in and located the lost hunter after about 20 minutes. They escorted him out where he was checked by EMS from 24, and then turned over to PSP. Command placed the box in service.
2015
Structure fire, 15 South Second Street (Box 22-1)
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The 22-1 box was dispatched for a high rise/high life risk fire in the Rattling Creek Apartments at 15 South Second Street in Lykens. Companies 22, 23, 21, and 24 were on the box along with EMS from Medic 6. Engine 22 responded with 6, and on arrival took side A with their own hydrant. Engine 23 with 6 took the hydrant at Arlington and Main Streets and laid in to side D. Engine 24 and Rescue 21 also arrived and staged. Crew initially pulled a 2 inch pre-connect and took it to apartment 208 on the second floor, which had reported that they had sparks coming from a baseboard heating unit. Other crews went to the maintenance room on the first floor directly below the apartment. A slight haze was seen in the apartment, but no visible fire. Crews from 22 and 23 using their TICs scanned the apartment and found nothing. Several electrical issues were found and building maintenance on scene was advised. Engine 27 arrived and established the RIT assignment. After further checks found no problems, command placed the box in service.
2018
Accident with injuries, Powells Valley Rd (Box 216-8)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 23 and EMS dispatched class one to the 216-8 box on Powells Valley Road near the Lykens Road for a vehicle accident with possible injury. Rescue 23 responded with 6 followed by Engine 22 with 6 and utility 22 with 2. On the arrival of the Rescue, Chief 23 placed the box available. The vehicle was all ready on a rollback and the driver was not injured and talking with PSP. The box was placed available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1956
John Rettinger Barn Fire - Halifax, PA
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The John Rettinger poultry farm near Halifax lost a large barn to fire on December 1, 1956. In addition to equipment, approximately 700 chickens and 150 ducks were destroyed. Fire companies from Halifax, Powell?s Valley, and Fisherville responded. Note: This was the first fire call for the one-month-old Powell?s Valley Fire Company.
1956
First Fire Call for Powells Valley Fire Company - Halifax, PA

2006
Tornado Hit the Halifax Area - Halifax Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

2006
Dumpster Fire - Millersburg, PA
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The Millersburg fire company responded to the 200 block of West Street to extinguish a dumpster fire on December 1, 2006. Three teenagers were later charged with arson and disorderly conduct for starting the fire.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1958
Our Lady of the Angels School Fire - Chicago, IL
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Fire broke out at the foot of a stairway in the Chicago, Illinois, Our Lady of the Angels School on December 1, 1958. The elementary and middle school was operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. A total of 92 pupils and 3 nuns lost their lives when smoke, heat, and fire cut off their normal means of escape through corridors and stairways. Many perished while jumping from second-floor windows. Another 100 were seriously injured.
1971
Apartment Building Explosion - Frattaminore, Italy


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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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