About Lancaster County Fire Rescue
Lancaster County Fire Rescue is supported by Lancaster County Government. Our operations are driven by our volunteer firefighters. Their work is necessary for us to provide protection for the entire county. Volunteer fire departments are supported by career fire service personnel who organize training, maintain records, repair vehicles, report incidents to state and national boards, and manage the relationship between our county government and the Lancaster County Fire Commission.
All of our volunteer firefighters are trained to the very highest standards. Training is provided in both basic as well as specialized firefighting. Our firefighters respond to fire and medical emergencies, working with other first responders in Lancaster County. We also maintain state agreements for mutual aid response.
Our funding comes from the county but is supplemented by grants and fundraising efforts throughout the year. We appreciate the support that our communities give to each of our volunteer fire departments. This only helps to strengthen the bonds between our organizations and the people we serve.
The Lancaster County Council appoints 19 members to the county Fire Commission. Each commissioner represents the citizens of their district in discussions regarding planning, equipment, budgets, personnel, and other administrative tasks.
In all that we do, our staff and volunteers are here to serve the people of Lancaster County. We take our responsibilities very seriously and are proud to work with the best equipment available. We’re ready to answer the call whenever you need us.