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Incidents for which we were dispatched (see Note 1)Hide

1982
Structure Fire, 638 North Street (Box 22-)

1991
Auto Alarm, Rattling Creek Apts (Box 22-13)

1991
Wash Down, 544 North Street (Box 22-11)

1999
Multiple Structures, 200-2-4-6 E Colliery (Box S.C.)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to Tower City, Schuylkill County, for a structure fire. The Truck responded with a crew of five plus Chief-22 POV. The Truck arrived on scene to find multiple structures involved, with fire rapidly spreading to adjacent buildings. Numerous Schuylkill and Dauphin County companies were dispatched to assist. Truck-22 set up on side-1, placed the aerial in service, and the deck gun was utilized to knock down fire spreading to adjoining structures. The crew laddered structures and assisted other companies with ventilation and fire knockdown. Extensive overhaul and salvage operations were also started. The Truck was released by command after control was made.
2005
Flooding, 601 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 was dispatched for a report of water flowing through the ceiling and electrical boxes in apartment 5 of 601 Main Street in Lykens. Engine-22 responded with a crew of four, while Chief-22 responded POV. The engine arrived on scene and found water cascading through several spots in the ceiling of the third floor apartment. All power was shut off to the third floor and the occupants were advised to contact the building owner as soon as possible. The crew then went available.
2007
Garage Fire, 1331 West Market Street (Box 24-3)
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On December 16, 2007, at 7:43 p.m., Truck 22 was dispatched to assist Company 24 on a report of a garage fire in Williams Township, near the Dayton Market. Also dispatched was Companies 23 and 66. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven and staged on Market Street (Old 209) until released shortly afterward by command. There had been a working fire, possibly caused by downed power lines that came in contact with a shed. The shed was burned to the ground by the time the fire companies arrived.
2007
Structure Fire, 1331 West Market Street (Box 24-3)
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Truck 22 was re-dispatched to 1331 West Market Street, Williams Township, the location of a shed fire in Dayton, from which the truck had been released a few minutes previously. Chief 24 had gone around the back of the original shed fire location to investigate a report of a possible smoke inhalation victim. Upon doing so, he discovered another home about 100 feet behind the shed that was showing smoke from the first floor. When he investigated the smoke, he found a working fire in the basement. Company 66 was also re-dispatched to the scene, and Tanker 21 was requested. Truck 22 responded in moments with its crew of seven, and was directed to the D side of the structure by Chief 23. Crews laddered the building, packed up, and went interior to assist other crews on the scene. The fire appeared to have started in the basement and burned its way up through to a rear first floor bedroom. The crews worked on scene with overhaul until released by command.
2009
Accident with injuries, 550 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Engine 22 and Rescue 21 dispatched to 550 Main Street in front of the Mid Penn Bank for a reported accident with injuries. Chief 24-2 on scene reported a pickup truck hit two parked cars and came to rest on the sidewalk in front of the Bank. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and Engine 22 responded with 4. Four additional personnel responded to the scene POV. On arrival, the Engine crew found no one in the parked cars and the driver of the pickup truck in the Mid Penn Bank lobby, un-injured. Crew secured the scene, controlled traffic, and awaited arrival of PSP and two wreckers. After the vehicles were removed and the street cleaned up, command placed the box available.
2009
Medical assist for lifting, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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At the request of EMS 96, Company 22 dispatched class 3 to 801 Market Street to assist them in lifting an obese patient from their unit to his residence. Truck 22 responded with 7, and 3 additional personnel responded POV. On arrival, the crew assisted EMS with transferring the patient to his home, and then went available.
2017
Accident with injuries, Main & Pine Street (Box 22-1)
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Chief 22-2 was at the intersection of Main and Pine Streets in Lykens when a two vehicle accident occurred at that location. He requested fire, rescue and ems to respond. Engine 22 responded with 4, Rescue 23 with 6, and Chief 22 POV. Utility 22 also responded with 4. There were two vehicles in the intersection blocking both lanes with several patients. Crews arrived on scene, stabilized the vehicles, and begin patient care until the arrival of EMS from company 24. After the patients were removed, PSP had one of the vehicles towed away and the other was driven away. Command then placed the box available.
2017
Odor of Gas, 501 South 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Engine 23 dispatched class one to 501 South Second Street in Lykens for an odor of gas. Lieutenant 22 who lives 2 doors up from the address responded to the scene POV and investigated. Engine 22 responded with 4 and Truck 22 with 5. On arrival, Lieutenant 22 found the propane cylinders empty. Command held the box to company 22. After venting the structure the box was placed in service.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1999
Vehicle Rollover - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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Around 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 1999, a 24-year-old female driver from Sacramento, Schuylkill County, fell asleep while driving her vehicle east on Route 25, a half mile east of Gratz. The vehicle crossed into the westbound land and then went off the roadway, where it rolled and flipped onto its passenger side. The driver sustained minor injuries. A three-month-old infant, two-year-old child, and three-year-old child were passengers in the vehicle. They received treatment at Good Samaratan Regional Medical Center in Pottsville. The vehicle occupants were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, except the infant was wearing a child safety device.
Other Noteworthy Incidents/Events (see Note 3)Hide


1773
Boston Tea Party - Boston, MA

1835
Great Fire of New York (1835) - New York, NY
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The Great New York Fire of 1835 destroyed the New York Stock Exchange and most of the buildings on the southeast tip of Manhattan around Wall Street on December 16-17, 1835. The fire began in the evening in a five-story warehouse at 25 Merchant Street at the intersection with Pearl Street, probably caused by a burst gas pipe that was ignited by a coal stove. The city was snow covered, with gale-force winds blowing from the northwest towards the East River. With temperatures around -17?F and the East River frozen solid, firefighters had to cut holes in the ice to get water. Water then froze in the hoses and pumps. Attempts to blow up buildings in its path were thwarted by a lack of gunpowder in Manhattan. Firefighters coming to help from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said they could see signs of the fire from there. Marines arrived with gunpowder from the Brooklyn Navy Yard around 2 a.m. and blew up buildings in the fire's path. By then it covered 50 acres - 17 blocks, destroying between 530 and 700 buildings. The losses were estimated at twenty million dollars. Only two people were killed. Since the fire occurred in the middle of an economic boom caused by the recent opening of the Erie Canal, the destroyed wooden buildings were quickly replaced by larger stone and brick ones that were less prone to widespread major fires. The fire also prompted construction of a new municipal water supply, now known as the Old Croton Aqueduct, and a reform and expansion of the fire service. As a result, this was the last great fire of New York.
1958
Bogota Warehouse Fire Kills 82 - Bogota, Columbia

1960
Mid-Air Collision Over New York City - New York, NY
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On a snowy December 16, 1960, morning in New York City, two airplanes collided in mid-air. A United DC-8 from Chicago was heading for Idlewild Airport (now JFK Airport) in southern Queens. At the same time, a TWA Super Constellation from Dayton, Ohio, was heading to LaGuardia Airport in northern Queens. Due to the weather, the United flight was put into a holding pattern. When the pilot miscalculated the location of the pattern, the plane came directly into the path of the TWA flight. They collided and the TWA plane fell onto Miller Field, a military airfield on Staten Island. The United flight, missing its right engine and part of a wing, came down onto the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Sterling Place in Park Slope area of Brooklyn. It narrowly missed St. Augustine?s Academy and hit an apartment building and the Pillar of Fire Church. Dozens of other buildings caught fire in the resulting explosion. Firefighting efforts went on for nearly 72 hours because of the multiple fires. Of the 128 people onboard both planes, only an 11-year-old boy from the United flight survived. He described his experience after being rescued. But he died from his injuries the following afternoon. Six people on the ground died when the plane crashed in Brooklyn, including a 90-year-old caretaker of the church, and two men who were selling Christmas trees nearby.
1994
Logan Valley Mall Fire - Altoona, PA
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On December 16, 1994 occurred one of the largest fires in central Pennsylvania. The Logan Valley Mall was reported to be on fire at 2:29 a.m. 59 fire companies were involved from all over central Pennsylvania. An interior and exterior attack was made, with the interior attack being thwarted when sections of the roof started to cave in. Flames were reported to shoot 80 feet into the air. Firefighters contained the blaze, keeping it away from the JC Penney and Sears stores that anchor that one-story section of the mall. Fifteen of the 90 stores and nine kiosks were completely destroyed, along with smoke and water damage to most of the mall.
1999
Beer Truck Rolled Away - Pottsville, PA
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On December 16, 1999, a beer delivery truck, from My Brothers Beer Barn in Hometown, was being loaded at the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, when its brakes failed. The truck rolled away from the Mahantongo Street dock and ran into the side of the old Yuengling's Ice Cream Factory. There were no injuries.

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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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