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1998
Accident w/injuries, 26 West Main Street (Box 22-1)
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On December 4th at 17:18, Dauphin County Engine-22 (Lykens) and Rescue-23 (Wiconisco), along with Ambulance Company-6 were dispatched to an accident in front of 26 Main Street in the Borough of Lykens. The accident, involving two vehicles, occurred directly in front of Chief 22-2, John Shultz's, residence. After hearing the crash, Chief 22-2 and his son, Matt, both of whom are EMT's, came out on the front porch to find two of the patients from one vehicle already out and sitting alongside the road. Chief Shultz attempted to contact Dauphin County by radio to report the crash. But there were problems reaching the County radio system that delayed the dispatch by several minutes. Engine-22 arrived on scene approximately three minutes after dispatch. Rescue-23's response time was a few minutes longer due to heavy traffic conditions in the area. One of the vehicles had Main Street blocked, and the driver was still confined inside. Fire and Rescue personnel quickly extricated the driver and assisted EMS with packaging the patient for transport. Main Street was reopened for traffic by 17:45, and all units had cleared the scene by 18:11.
2007
Structure Fire, 64 Spring Road (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to Porter Township, Schuylkill County, 64 Spring Road in the Village of Orwin in an area commonly known as Kalmia for what was initially reported as a chimney fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven, and Chief 22 responded POV. While en route, updated information stated that this was now a house fire. Truck 22 arrived on scene to find a 2-story front, 3-story rear converted log house with fire on the C side. The truck set up on the A/B corner since there was no access by vehicle to the C side, and the crew threw all of the truck's seven ladders around the building. Heavy smoke was pushing from the eaves and there was extensive fire in the side C wall from the upper first floor to the second floor heading towards the eaves. Companies 655, 650, 66, 810, and Dauphin County 24 were also on the scene. The initial attack from the first in crews knocked down the bulk of the fire before our arrival, but extensive overhaul was underway as the fire was running the gap between the logs that this home was originally built with and the exterior siding. Crews assisted interior on the second floor and attic with overhaul, and used saws and axes on the exterior to assist in digging out the many deep-seated hot pockets of fire in the wall. Heavy snow squalls were blanketing the area during the call, with dropping temperatures causing anything that was sprayed with water to ice up, including the ladders. The crews continued with overhaul until released by command 655.
2009
Accident with no injuries, Main and Edward Streets (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to the intersection of Main and Edward Streets for a reported accident with unknown injuries. Chiefs 22 and 22-1 responded to the scene. Engine 22 responded with 6 and Truck 22 responded with 5. The engine arrived to the rear side of the accident scene and blocked traffic, while the Truck came in on Edward Street and staged. A pickup truck was rear-ended by a passenger car, with no injuries. Lykens PD also on scene. The crews pushed the vehicles off the road, cleaned up broken car parts and put high dry down, and were released by Command.
2012
Automatic Fire Alarm, 300 Chestnut Street (Box 22-1)
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Companies 22 and 23 dispatched class one to 300 Chestnut Street in Lykens at the Alfa Laval Thermal Plant for an automatic fire alarm. Initial report was that it was coming from the break room. Chief 22 responded POV to the scene, and Engines 22 and 23 responded each with 5. Chief 22 on scene confirmed that it was burnt food in the microwave and placed the box available, canceling both units.
2014
Medical Assist -AED response, 309 North Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 309 North Street in Lykens for a cardiac arrest, AED response. Engine 22 responded with 3 and Utility 22 with 2. Rescue 23 was requested to assist for additional manpower. On arrival, the crew entered and found one member that had arrived POV all ready doing CPR. The crew set up the AED and continued CPR until arrival of EMS and then continued assisting them until released by command.
2017
Structure Fire, 1820 East Wiconisco Ave (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 and Tanker 24 from Dauphin County dispatched class one to 1820 East Wiconisco Avenue in Porter Township Schuylkill County in the village of Reinerton for a working structure fire. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Engine 22 added on with 3. On arrival of a 2 and one half story wood frame single family dwelling the truck set up on side A and went to the roof to vent while the rest of the crew set ladders. Engine 22 staged on 18th Street and sent manpower forward to assist in suppression activities. Building was well involved and fire was showing from all floors. Crews continued with suppression and extinguishment throughout the night until eventual control of the building was achieved. Building construction made digging out hidden pockets of hard very difficult. Numerous units from Dauphin and Schuylkill Counties were on scene. Rescue 27 was transferred to Station 22 for the duration of the incident. After control was marked units began to be released. The Company was placed available by command and Rescue 27 was released from standby.
2017
Medical Assist, 600 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class one to 600 Main Street at the Lykens Hotel for a fall victim outside. EMS had an extended ETA. Chief 22-2 responded POV and on arrival had one patient sitting outside on a stool at the front of the building. Engine 22 responded with 3, and on arrival assisted with patient care until the arrival of Schuylkill EMS unit 961. After transferring the patient to their unit the Company went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1934
Vehicle Accident - Coal Truck vs Wagon - Upper Paxton Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On Tuesday morning, December 4, 1934, on Route 14, east of Millersburg, a coal truck heading for Baltimore with a load of coal, operated by William Otto of Shamokin, struck a horse drawn wagon owned by the Lykens Valley Sanitary Dairy of Millersburg and operated by W.A. Specht of Millersburg. The trucker claimed that the milk wagon had no lights on it and he struck the wagon before seeing it in the heavy fog. The wagon was demolished and a quantity of milk was lost. Specht was severely bruised and cut about the legs. The horse escaped injury. The accident was investigated by Patrolman E.A. Shoop of the Lykens sub-station and the damage was set at about $150.
2006
Fifth Street Structure Fire - Halifax, PA
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While debris cleanup from the December 1st tornado was still going on, a structure fire occurred on Fifth Street in Halifax on the evening of December 3, 2007. Engine 29, Engine 29-1, and Utility 77 responded. Engine 27 (Gratz), which was in the area helping with the tornado cleanup, was later called to the scene to assist with overhaul.
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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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