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1959
Brush Fire, Big Run

1982
Structure Fire-F.A., UDA Middle School (Box 21-)
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A call came in for a report of a structure fire at the UDA Middle School. Companies 21, 22, 23, 26, 27 were dispatched. Chief 21 arrived on scene and confirmed a false alarm. He then placed the box in service. This call was what later proved to be the first of multiple false alarm calls being made by a juvenile at a phone booth on the square in Elizabethville. The individual was later caught at the phone booth and prosecuted.
1993
Smoke Investigation, 413 Market St (Box 22-11)

2004
Multiple Structure Fire, 514-516 Pottsville Street (Box 23-1)
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At 10:46 AM on January 12, 2004, local fire companies were dispatched for a working structure fire at 514 Pottsville Street in Wiconisco. Engine-22 went responding at 10:52, noting that a smoke header at the scene was visable from Station-22. Engine-22 connected to a hydrant at the corner of D Alley and Pottsville Street and laid supply line into the scene. When Engine-22 arrived on scene they found a 2-story house fully involved and fire spreading to the home on the west side. The engine crew pulled two lines and put the deck gun in-service. With mutal aid help arriving the fire was contained and under control. The engine crew performed search and rescue and assisted with salvage and overhaul. Engine-22 cleared the event at 2:25 PM. Tanker-22 was also on the scene and supplied water to Tanker-24. Tanker-22 dumped two loads.
2007
CO Alarm, 656 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 was dispatched to 656 North Street in Lykens for a CO alarm activation. Engine-22 responded with a crew of five and Truck-22 responded with a crew of four. This location has had similar CO problems in the past. A crew monitored the air in the home and got readings in the basement of 150ppm and first floor readings of 40ppm. The home was ventilated, furnace pipes were removed, and the chimney was cleaned. The furnace was reassembled. When the CO readings dropped to 0ppm, the property was released back to the occupants, with the advise they have a qualified service technician check the furnace/chimney draft settings. The company was released by command and went available.
2010
Medical Assist, 405 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched to respond to 405 North Second Street in Lykens for a cardiac arrest. Chief 22 responded POV, Truck 22 responded with 7, and Engine 22 responded with 5. Chief 22 arrived on scene and was advised by Medic 6 that the patient was signal 12 (deceased), and placed the company in service.
2011
Chimney Fire, 465 Greenfield Street (Box 24-1)
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Engine and Tanker 24, Engine 23, Truck 22, and Williamstown EMS dispatched to 465 Greenfield Street in Williamstown for a chimney fire. Truck 22 responded with 7, and Engine 22 stood by in Station 22 with 5. Truck 22 arrived on scene, staged behind Tanker 24 and Engine 23, and took ladders to side A and set up for roof ops with chimney chains to clean the blocked chimney. Numerous attempts were made to clear the chimney using the chains and brushes, and after removing nearly a wheel barrow full of debris, the chimney was finally opened. After completing the task, the Truck was placed available by command.
2012
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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At the request of EMS, Companies 22 and 23 dispatched to 801 Market Street in Lykens to assist with removing an extremely obese patient from his residence for transport to the hospital. Truck 22 responded with 7, Utility 22 with 2, Rescue 23 with 6, and Chiefs 22 and 23 POV to the scene. On arrival, crews assembled the necessary equipment needed to accomplish the transfer and got the patient from the house to the transport unit, and then went available.
2015
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 801 Market Street in Lykens to assist EMS with moving an extremely obese patient from his residence to their transport unit for a trip to the hospital. Engine 22 responded with 6, Utility 22 with 1, and 3 members responded POV. On arrival, the crew assisted EMS with the transfer to their unit, and then went available.
2017
Car Fire, 8635 Route 209 (Box 24-7)
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Engine 22 dispatched class one to assist Company 24 with a vehicle accident with a car on its roof and on fire in front of Koppys Propane at 8635 Route 209 in Williams Township. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Utility 22 with 3. On arrival, one vehicle was on its roof on fire by the entrance to Koppys Propane. Command instructed Engine 22 to pull a second handline and assist Tanker 24 with extinguishment. The crew assisted with knockdown and then overhaul of the car until released by command.
2017
Structure Fire, 319 West Grand Avenue (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one to 319 West Grand Avenue in Porter Township in the village of Sheridan for a structure fire. Initial call was for the Porter Township and Tower City companies. Chief 22 was just entering Sheridan when the initial call was dispatched and was first to arrive on scene and advised Chief 647 of a working fire in a 3 story single family wood frame residence. Truck 22 responded with 6 and on arrival took side A/D and set up to go to the roof to ventilate. Pine Grove Truck 58-25 arrived a little later and set up on the A/B corner. Both were supplied by lines from Tanker 24 which had a porta tank set up and was being filled by tankers from Wiconisco, Elizabethville, Muir, Sacramento, and Lewellyn. Crews split up with the bucket crew venting the roof while all the Trucks ground ladders were thrown by the rest of the crew. Crew continued with extinguishment until control was marked, followed by heavy overhaul. The Truck continued on scene until released by command.
2017
Smoke in a Structure, 7647 Route 25 (Box 27-2)
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Truck 22 dispatched class one on the 27-1 box for smoke in a structure at 7647 Route 25 in Lykens Township. Truck 22 responded with 7 and was canceled while enroute. An additional 9 personal stood by in station.
2018
Accident with entrapment, 538 North 2nd Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 and Rescues 23 and 21 dispatched class one to 538 North Second Street in Lykens for a crash with entrapment and a vehicle on its side. Chiefs 22 and 22-2 responded POV to the scene. On the arrival of Chief 22-2 he found the driver of one vehicle had self extricated and the second vehicle had all occupants out and not injured. Rescue 21 was placed in service. Engine 22 responded with 5 and Rescue 23 came in heavy with 12. Utility 22 also responded with 2. The crews stabilized the vehicles and started patient care until the arrival of Medic 6. After PSP arrived the crews waited for the wreckers to arrive and when the street was cleared the Company went available.
2019
Porch Fire, 243 Vine Street (Box 24-1)
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Company 24, 23, Schuylkill 22-5 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 243 Vine Street in Williamstown for a reported porch on fire. As Company 22 was about to respond, Command 24 held the box to their company, the fire was now out.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1976
Gasoline Spill - Millersburg, PA
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Millersburg firefighters were summoned to Union Street for an odor of gasoline. It was found that a gasoline tanker had sprung a leak and spilled gas on sections of State and Union Streets. Chief 20, Carl "Sparky" Welker, called for mutual aid from Elizabethville, Berrysburg, and Halifax fire companies. The gas truck was taken outside of town and parked in a field to have the leak plugged. Mutual aid companies spent the next few hours flushing the storm sewers with lots of water and checking homes for fumes.
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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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