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1963
Fire, Walnut Street, Wiconisco
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An overheated chimney resulted in $2,500.00 in damaged to the home of Carl Deitrich on Walnut Street in Wiconisco. The Wiconisco Fire Company was assisted by Liberty Hose Company No. 2 of Lykens.
1994
Structure Fire, Rt 147-The Old Mill (Box 20-17)
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Truck-22 was dispatched to assist on a commercial structure fire in Millersburg at an old mill along Route-147. This was the first call for the newly in-service Snorkel. Truck-22 responded with a crew of five and a smoke header from this fire was observed as the truck was passing Horning's Bulk Foods in Loyalton. Upon arriving on scene the truck crew was given the assignment of setting up on side-3 of the structure, venting the back side of the building, and assisting with overhaul. The bulk of fire was knocked down by time of arrival, and the crew assisted with extensive overhaul of the building. Companies on scene included 20, 21, 26, 29.
1997
Structure Fire, 387 Arch St (Box 23-11)

1999
Relocate, Station 21 (Box 20-3)
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Engine 22 was requested to relocate to Station 21 while Company 21 was on the scene of a fire call in Millersburg. Engine 22 responded and stood by at Station 21 until released by Chief 21.
2005
Structure Fire, 201 East Colliery Avenue (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to Tower City, Schuylkill County, for a reported garage fire on Colliery Avenue. Additional companies on the call were Schuylkill Companies 66 (Tower City fire and EMS), 650 (Muir), and 655 (Orwin). Truck-22 responded with a crew of seven and Chief 22 responded POV. The Truck arrived on scene and was given the assignment of venting the building. The Truck, unable to access the building, parked on Colliery Avenue. The fire building was to the rear of 201 East Colliery Avenue, a 30 foot by 70 foot 1?-story former mill building, with fire running the length of the common area above a finished first floor garage. The truck crew vented the front of the upper structure with a 60 foot by 4 foot hole, and assisted other companies with extinguishing the fire. The crew assisted with salvage and overhaul, until released by chief 66-01, who had command.
2006
Chimney Fire, 232 Wiconisco Street (Box S.C.)
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Truck 22 was dispatched to the Borough of Tower City, Schuylkill County, 232 Wiconisco Street for a reported chimney fire. Truck 22 responded with a crew of seven and Chief 22 responded POV. The Truck was advised while enroute to reduce response to class-3, and upon arrival the truck staged at Mione's Pizza on Grand Avenue. The Truck was then placed available by command.
2008
Structure fire, 215 Roadcap Road (Box 20-2)
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Truck 22 was initially dispatched to respond to 215 Roadcap Road, Upper Paxton Township, for a structure fire. The Truck responded with a crew of four, and about three miles out of town, was canceled when Truck 20 went responding. At the request of Chief 21-1, the crew was asked to remain in station on standby for Company 21. The crew remained on standby in Station 22, running one other call in Lykens Borough (see call #67), until released by Chief 21-1.
2008
Medical Assist, 527 Spruce Street (Box 22-1)
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At the request of Medic 6, Company 22 was dispatched to assist EMS with lifting a large patient who had fallen from his chair in a first floor apartment at 527 Spruce Street. A crew with Truck 22 was standing by in Station 22 for Company 21 while Company 21 was at the scene of a structure fire in Upper Paxton Township (see call #66) and responded immediately with a crew of five. On arrival, the crew assisted the patient back into his chair, and returned to standby in Station 22 for Company 21.
2009
CO Alarm, 659 North Second Street (Box 22-1)
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Company 22 dispatched to 659 North Second Street in Lykens for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm sounding. Chief 22 responded to the scene, and Engine 22 responded with 6. On arrival, Engine 22 staged on side A and the crew went to investigate. The address was a two and one half story vacant single family dwelling. After securing entry to the structure, a smoke alarm was found in the kitchen with a failing battery. The battery was removed, the residence checked on all floors, and nothing was found. Command contacted the Realtor for the residence and placed the company available.
2009
Medical Assist, 801 Market Street (Box 22-2)
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At the request of Ambulance 96, Company 22 dispatched class 3 to 801 Market Street in Lykens for a lift assist. Chief 22 responded to the scene, and Truck 22 responded with 6. On arrival, the Truck staged on Market Street and the crew assisted EMS with transferring an obese patient from their unit into the patient's residence. After completing that task, the Truck went available.
Other Local Incidents (see Note 2)Hide


1934
Vehicle Accident - Hegins Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA
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A Collision occurred on Monday night, December 3, 1934, on Route 125, a half mile east of Hegins, when a truck driven by T.G. Geist of Hegins struck a car that was parked on the highway. Arthur Broch of Hegins was charged with parking on the highway without lights. Damage to the Geist truck was estimated at over $200. Broch's car was only slightly damaged.
2007
Luxemburg Road Structure Fire - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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A residential structure fire occurred after 11 a.m. on December 3, 2007. Fire companies were called to 2354 Luxemburg Road in Lykens Township at 11:28 a.m. The Gratz fire company arrived on scene to find a two-story residence with fire showing throughout the home. Other units arriving on scene were from Pillow, Berrysburg, Klingerstown, and Elizabethville. The fire was knocked down and a semi-attached garage was saved. Fire units remained on scene until 3:45 p.m.
2007
Luxemburg Road Structure Rekindle - Lykens Twp, Dauphin Co, PA
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At 6:45 p.m. on December 3, 2007, the Gratz fire company was dispatched to the site of an earlier structure fire on Luxemburg Road for a rekindle. When they arrived, a small smoldering fire above the porch was found. Mutual Aid companies were cancelled, and the the fire was extinguished.
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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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