L. C. F. P. A
Lancater County Fire Police Association
General Membership Meeting Will Be Held At:
L.C.P.S.T.C. | Station 91 | January 18, 2016
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Lieutenant Greg Leaman
The Lancaster County Fire Police Task Force Executive Board is a five-member committee of volunteers, organized to establish a county-wide volunteer Fire Police Task Force to assist with crowd control, traffic control and security.
The Task Force shall work as one unit in assisting all local emergency responders at major emergency incidents throughout Lancaster County, whenever needed. The Task Force shall also work in this capacity whenever requested by agencies in adjoining counties as well.
The role of this Task Force is to work with the local Incident Commander on major emergency incidents in both an advisory capacity as well as providing additional support with volunteer Fire Police Officers from throughout Lancaster County.
STANDARD OPERATING GUIDLINES
The purpose of these standard operating guidelines (SOG’s) is to establish policy procedures and rules for all volunteer special fire police officers of the Lancaster County Fire Police Task Force in the County of Lancaster, Commonewealth Of Pennsylvania.
Click on the center SOG book to download the document in Adobe PDF Format.
The idea of starting a County Wide Fire Police Task Force came about after a traffic accident on Rt.501 & Valley Road involving a tractor trailer with wires down. This was on a hot afternoon in late June or early July 2011.
After talking with the Fire Chief & Manhiem Township Police Department, Fire Police Officer Luke Gerhart of MTFR, realized this was going to be a lengthly call. Officer Gerhart asked the Fire Chief to contact County Radio to have additional companies dispatched for Fire Police. There were 5 to 10 Companies dispatched for Fire Police to handle traffice control at the call.
Several days after that call, Officer Gerhart called Fire Police Captain Bob Lamb of Rothville Fire Company to ask his opinion on an idea he was thinking about. Officer Gerhart explained to Captain Lamb his idea of dispatching fire police to large incidents which Captain Lamb thought was a great idea.
In July of 2011, the Lancaster County Fire Police Task Force was formed by Officer Gerhart to explore an alternative method of dispatching a large number of fire police to large scale events.
The committee started with Officer Gerhart and Captain Lamb. They met several times and invited Bob Billett from Witmer Fire Company (Fire Police Captain) to join their group.
After meeting several more times, Lieutenant Ed Slaymaker from Lancaster Township Fire Department and Fire Police Captain Norman Brower from New Holland Fire Company were asked to join the group. The five member committee began to meet bi-weekly.
In April 2012, the committee began meeting on a weekly basis.
Lancaster County EMA Randy Gockley and Rick Harrison from LCWC advise the LCFPTF.
Lancaster County Fire Police Task Force Executive Officers:
Norman Brower - Fire Police Captain Station 39
Michael Rhodes - Fire Police Captain Station 80
Bob Lamb - Honorary Member
Luke Gerhart - Fire Police Officer Stations 23
Bob Billett - Fire Police Captain Station 62
Ed Slaymaker - Fire Police Lieutenant Station 66