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1959
Car Fire, Kolvick's Garage

1980
Unrecorded Incident Type, Don's Food Rite

2007
Barn Fire, Rt. 25 and Cedar Lane (Box 27-2)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to assist Companies 27 and 26 on a report of a possible barn fire in the area of Route 25 and Cedar Lane. Chief 27 responded POV, and held all companies in quarters. Upon his arrival on scene, he placed the box in service.
2008
Wires Down, Machamer Avenue (Box 23-5)
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Engines 23 and 22 were dispatched to Machamer Avenue in Wiconisco Township in the area of the Snyder residence for a tree limb that fell on the roadway and took down some power lines. Heavy rains and sleet were coming down in the area at the time. Engine 22 responded with a crew of five, followed by Engine 23 responding. Chief 22-1 on the scene advised Engine 23 that the incident could be handled by one engine, and Company 23 placed Engine 22 in service.
2016
Flooding, 300 Main Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched class three to 300 Main Street in Lykens for a flooded basement. Chief 22 went enroute POV and Utility 22 responded with 4. On arrival at a 2 1/2 story multi family dwelling, the Chief found several inches of water in the basement. Utility 22 arrived on scene side D, and the crew set up a submersible pump and removed the water from the basement. When the task was completed, command placed the box available.
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2004
Accident with Injuries - Fisherville, PA
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Two vehicles were involved in an accident with injuries on Rutter Road, in Jackson Township. A truck came down the hill and slid sideways with the front wheels going off of a dirt embankment and the truck bottoming out on the road. A car came over and slid down the hill, going up onto a guardrail, and rolling down an embankment, coming to a rest on the passenger side. The driver of the truck ran down and helped the driver of the car out of the vehicle. The driver of the car was transported to Holy Spirit Hospital by MICU 6-3. MICU 6-3 transferred their patient to Perry Ambulance 29-1 at the Halifax Fire Department Station 29, so they could stay in the area. On this accident Rescue 21 slid down the hill to the right side of the road and into a ditch. The cable from the front bumper winch was wrapped around a guard rail post and used to pull the rig out of the ditch onto the roadway. When the rescue got on the icy roadway, it started sliding down the hill, snapping the winch cable in the process. The driver got it stopped on the metal bridge that crosses over the creek. Damage to the rescue on this call was a snapped winch cable, a broken flood light, and a bent arm and bracket of the On-Spot chains. Units were on the scene for two hours. Units responding were: 2 EMT's from Company 13, MICU 6-3, Rescue 21, and Chief 216-3.
2004
Accident with Injuries - Gratz, PA

2004
Accident with Injuries - Halifax Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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On December 19, 2004, an accident with injuries and entrapment occurred when one vehicle traveling on South River Road (Route 147) struck a tree head on. There was a total of four patients, with two entrapped. It took a half hour to extricate them from the vehicle. Units were on the scene for one hour. Units responding to the scene were: Engine 29-1, Chief 13-C, and Ambulance 13-1. Units responding but cancelled enroute were: Ambulance 12-2, MICU 6-3, Perry Ambulance 29 (Duncannon), and Perry Ambulance 29-1 (Duncannon). Two patients were transported to Harrisburg Hospital by Ambulance 13-1.
2004
Accident with Injuries - Millersburg, PA
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Route 209 at Rabbit Hill, Upper Paxton Township, was the scene of an accident with injuries and entrapment. The roadway was extremely icy and slippery. Two vehicles were involved in the accident. One van struck a pole, and one vehicle had rolled. The arriving fire units reported that there were vehicles all over the roadway and advised to have PennDot contacted about the conditions on the scene. All patients refused medical treatment. Units responding to the scene were: Chief 20, Chief 20-B, Ambulance 20-2, Engine 20, Ambulance 20-1, 3732 (Millersburg Police), Ladder 20, Engine 20-1, and Brush 20. Units responding but cancelled enroute were: MICU 6-6, and MICU 6-3. Units were on the scene for 2 hours.
2004
Camp Hebron Road Structure Fire - Wayne Twp, Dauphin Co, PA

2004
Accident with Injuries and Entrapment - Wayne Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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An accident with injuries and entrapment occurred at 1395 Powells Valley Road, Wayne Township. One vehicle struck a tree, and two adults and one child were entrapped inside. All patients refused medical treatment. Units responding to the scene were: Engine 29, Chief 19-1, and Ambulance 13-2. Units responding but were cancelled enroute were: MICU 6-6, and Rescue 21. Units were on the scene for two hours. On this call, Ambulance 13-2 became stuck in a ditch on the icy road, and Engine 29 slid down the hill sideways for about 40 seconds before straightening back out.
2004
Accident with Injuries - Williamstown, PA

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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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