Business Phone: 717-718-2383
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The Department of Fire Services was created in February 1991, when an agreement was signed between the Alert Fire Company #1 and the Manchester Township Board of Supervisors, to cooperatively provide fire, rescue and quick response medical assistance services in Manchester Township with the volunteer members of the Alert fire Company and the career fire personnel employed by the township.
. In May 1999, operations for the department transitioned to the newly constructed, township municipal services facility which houses a fire station at 3200 Farmtrail Road. Originally, the Alert Fire Company agreed to relocate an engine, ladder and rescue truck to the new facility. Today all apparatus is department owned, with the exception of the traffic control unit. All apparatus responds from the Farmtrail Road location. Alert Fire Company volunteers continue to operate the fire station located in Emigsville at 3118 North George Street for fundraising and lease space at this location to the EMS provider for the township.
In 2010, Manchester Township began contracting chief management services from York Area United Fire & Rescue (YAUFR). In the ensuing years, efforts were made to gradually integrate the Manchester Township Department of Fire Services into the larger York Area United Fire and Rescue, Pennsylvania’s First Combination Regional Department. On January 1, 2018, the Manchester Township Department of Fire Services was officially merged into the regional department as Manchester Township became the third charter municipality to participate in the intergovernmental cooperative, regional fire department.
The Alert Fire Company volunteers fulfill their obligation to the department through active response to emergency incidents and continuous training. Volunteers also perform many other important tasks such as fund raising, managing the business affairs of the Alert Fire Company, maintaining the building and equipment owned by the fire company and mission support for the regional department.
Any residents who are interested in volunteering time to the Alert Fire Company should contact York Area United Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Hoff at 717-718-2383 or visit any of our fire stations.