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1900
Fire, Brubaker Block 
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The second fire in 1900 occurred on December 6th at 12:15 AM. The fire was in the Brubaker Block on the northeast corner of Main and Market Streets. The alarm was sounded and members responded, taking the apparatus to the plug on the corner of Main and Market Streets, where two attachments were made. A third attachment was made at the plug on the corner of Market and North Second Streets. The Lykens Register was completely destroyed. The first room on the first floor of J. J. Nutt's shoe store was destroyed. The vacant store next to the shoe store was destroyed. The second floor of the G. B. Brubaker hardware store was damaged. The damage caused by this fire was estimated between $15,000 and $20,000. The Lykens Register was insured for $2,200. The stock of J.J. Nutt's shoe store was insured, but amount not known. Brubaker's building was insured, but the hardware contents was not.
1996
Accident w/unk injur, Main St at Goss's (Box 22-29)
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Engine 22 and Squad 23 were dispatched for an accident with unknown injuries near Agway and Goss's gas station. Chief 22 responded to the scene POV, and was advised from the police department that the vehicle in question had only been disabled and had since left the scene. Chief 22 canceled the units and placed the box in service.
2002
Furnace Malfunction, 403 S 2nd St (Box 22-1)
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Company-22 was dispatched to a report of smoke in a structure. Engine and Truck 22 responded. The Engine took side-1 and the Truck staged on side-2. The source of the smoke was determined to be from a malfunctioning furnace. The furnace was shut off and the property was ventilated.
2004
Accident with injuries, 765 Main Street (Box 22-2)
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Engine-22, Engine-23, and Rescue-23 were dispatched to an accident with injuries in the 700-Block of Main Street in Lykens. Engine-22 responded with a crew of seven and arrived on scene to find one vehicle that had struck two others and was against the second vehicle. It appeared to be a vehicle with one occupant that struck two parked cars. Engine-23 and Rescue-23 were placed in service, with an additional request for their fire police. The driver was still in the vehicle, being assessed by EMS already on the scene. the occupied vehicle was cribbed, and the two parked vehicles were examined to determine any hazards. The first struck parked vehicle, a pickup truck, had a bent front bumper and no other apparent damage. The second vehicle struck was extensively damaged, with fluids leaking. High Dry was applied to the area beneath that vehicle. The crew assisted EMS with removal of the patient to a litter and transfer to the ambulance for transport. PSP arrived after the patient had been transported. With their permission, the street was cleaned up and a tow truck removed the vehicles. The company was placed available.
2008
Search Detail, Fire Tower Road (Box 23-3)
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At the request of Chief 23-2, Company 22 was dispatched to assist Company 23 in a search for a missing hunter in the area of Fire Tower Road in Wiconisco Township. Engine 22 responded class-3 with a crew of five, and Chief 22 responded POV. On arrival, the crew was assigned a search grid to cover along with members of Company 23 and several citizens who had joined the search, some with 4-wheel ATVs. Eventually, Company 21 was also dispatched to assist, and Company 24 was placed on standby in Station 23. Crews continued their search until the missing hunter was discovered. Unfortunately, the hunter was found deceased. Crews cleared the scene when released by command and Engine 22 went available. Three Company 22 members returned to the scene POV to assist Company 23 with retrieval.
2009
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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At the request of Medic 6, Company 22 dispatched to 801 Market Street in Lykens for a lift assist. Truck 22 responded with 7 and Chief 22-2 responded POV to the scene with one additional firefighter. On arrival, the Truck staged on Market Street and sent the crew in to assist EMS with transferring an obese patient from his home to the transport ambulance for a trip to the hospital. After completing the task, the Truck went available.
2011
Electrical Fire, 356 West Market Street (Box 27-1)
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Companies 27, 26, 28, 65 and Truck 22 dispatched class one to 356 West Market Street in Gratz for an electrical fire, sparks reported coming from a heater on the first floor. Truck 22 responded with 5, and was canceled by Command 27 while coming through Loyalton.
2011
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 lifting an extremely obese patient. Truck 22 responded with 4, and Chief 22-1 POV. Rescue 23 was added to the box, and they responded with 4. On arrival, the crews assisted EMS with removal of the patient from their ambulance and back into his home, and then went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


2004
Thermostat Fire - Halifax Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On December 6 2004, the thermostat area in the basement of a single story brick ranch house at 14 Ridge Road in Halifax Township was smoking and sparking. The resident called the fire company and then pulled the thermostat off of the wall to discover the thermostat was on fire. The resident extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher prior to the fire company's arrival. Engine 29-1, Engine 216, and Tanker 216 remained at the scene to check for extension and perform ventilation.
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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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