Lancaster County Fire Police Task Force - News Page
Each Strike team consist of 5 Fire Companies that have Fire Police Squads/Traffic Units that are individually paged out for a call, The Fire Police Task no Longer has a Dispatch tone, so to make it easy each company is dispatched by their tones for calls.
The reason strike teams was created so that the Chief in Command that needed fire police wasn't being over flooded with firepolice all at one time, so Strike teams was created to ease the amount of fire police responses.
Please help us stay alive even tho we are no longer Dispatched by Lancaster County 9-1-1 thanks to 2 people who say that the Fire Police Task Force is not needed in the County due to lack of response.
The Request for the FIre Police Task Force has always and will be forever at the hands of the Officer in Charge of the Scene. but it was never recommended by county if the Chief would like the Fire Police Task Force Dispatched. There is a number of things that the Task Force has to complete in order to get back to Emergency Calls again - We are currently working on this!we have had alot of calls since 2011
for more questions or to put you 2 cents in contact.Chief Little - The President to the Chief Association - Click Here to EmailMatthew Shenk - LCWC County 911 - Click Here to Emailand put Fire Police Task Force in the Subject Line Here is the emal that was sent explaining why the Task Force is no longer Dispatched To The Task Force Committee: ***Following several electronic emails that include clarification of two-way radio transmissions, an enquiry into the assignment of a fire police task force station number, and hierarchical changes to officers, LCWC sought input from the Lancaster Fire Chiefs Association (LCFCA). The LCFCA maintains that local municipalities and their fire chiefs continue to determine and approve box cards, as well as build fire police assets within their respective fire agency resource lists. Subsequently, the LCFCA has informed county fire chiefs to continue the practice of adding individual fire police resources to their box alarms. The LCFCA feels a fire police task force is not needed in Lancaster County. Upon receipt of the LCFCA’s position, LCWC will no longer dispatch a fire police task force, nor its components. LCWC will continue to dispatch individual fire police resources in accordance with established fire agency resource lists, or upon receipt of verbal requests from incident command, or law enforcement. Thank you, Matt Shenk RPL, ENP Operations Manager – Technical Services Lancaster County-Wide Communications*** See below for each year - click here to head to the page to download the file of each year
Our Call Logs since 2011
2011 - TBD
2018 - 2
2012 - TBD
2019 - 1
2013 - 2
2020 - 3
2014 - 2
2021 - No Calls
2015 - 4
2022 - 2
2016 - 11 (Biggest Year for Calls)
2017 - 3
Total Calls since 2011 - 30
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