Lancaster Fire Department
ISO Class Two
The Lancaster Fire Department
We serve, by providing quality fire prevention,
Environmental protection, and
Emergency services.
As a Lancaster Professional Firefighter
We accept great personal risk to save another's life   
We accept moderate personal risk to save another's property
We accept no personal risk to save whatever is already lost.

Fire Prevention Tips

Summertime is when most fire incidents happen. Most of it start inside homes and you just have two minutes to escape. Thus, it is important to plan ways to protect yourself and your home from fire. The first step is identifying items in your home that may cause fire and remove or put it in the right designation. Next is installing devices that will help you with fire including smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire sprinklers. Lastly, you need to devise a fire escape plan that should be practiced regularly. According to review, victims of the fire were mostly unprepared for what happened. Some of them lack knowledge about fire hazard items and doesn’t have any fire and safety equipment. Fire shouldn’t be underestimated because it’s a dangerous event that can happen to anyone.

Firefighters are crucial to our safety. They put out fires and pull people from burning buildings, cars, and other detrimental situations. While other people who are planning to join the fire department think that the job could be done easily, with a higher pay, there are also downsides. The life of a fireman is always at risk! And it is not always about fire, but other hazards as well that is why before choosing firefighting as a career, it is vital to be aware of these risks

In order to understand the responsibilities attached to a fireman, you should take startup internships most especially if you don’t have any experience yet. It is an excellent way to obtain firsthand experience. The risk involved is high that you cannot take everything for granted. If you want to be the best firefighter, you should start small and see the reality of the job. It requires commitment to serve others in cases of dangerous circumstances even if you risk your own life. Indeed, it is a satisfying career because the job offers many rewarding aspects. Plus, it is a team-centered career because each of you should respond to emergency as a group.

Station 1
Arch Street Station
401 East Arch Street

Station 2
University Station
453 Hubbard Drive  

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Fire Officer of the
Year, 2004:
Capt. Chuck Small

Firefighter of the
Year, 2004:
FF Billy Morris
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