It has come a long way since its founding in 1892. It is an all volunteer organization with approximately 40 active members. Their list of activities (other than fire calls) includes training sessions, public service calls, work details, Friday night Bingo and other fund raising events. The members must also maintain the fire station and all apparatus. Among the many important services the fire company provides, they also have available smoke alarms and emergency 911 locator light switches which you can purchase.
Volunteers can be reached at the fire company in the evenings at: Phone: 717.246.1629 Fax: 717.246.9215
Our agency is responsible for Emergency Management Services. This includes planning for and responding to a myriad of natural and man-made disasters. Are volunteers are trained to respond to hazardous materials emergencies, flooding events, and severe weather incidents. Each of these mentioned may result in the evacuation of threatened citizens. If an evacuation is issued, residents may be instructed to leave the danger zone and proceed to a designated shelter. Short- term evacuees may be instructed to relocate to a fire station or other public facility. Long-term evacuations will be coordinated by the American Red Cross at a school or other pre-designated facility. Specific instructions would be issued using the Emergency Alerting System or EAS (formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System-EBS). Many of you can simply walk or drive from your homes to the shelters.
For others, this may not be an easy task. Some Residents are unable to evacuate due to a medical or health disability. To address residents with special needs during a disaster, we will be participating in a York County Initiative called ECRIN- Evacuating County Residents In Need.
Please keep in mind that all Dallastown residents should have a plan for sheltering and evacuation. It is imperative that all families develop a plan to respond appropriately in an emergency. Just as we encourage everyone to have a fire escape plan, we recommend that you plan with friends and family for all types of emergencies that may affect you. Helpful websites include the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org or the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov. Or you can contact the Dallastown Office of Emergency Management at (717) 244-6626 and we will be glad to assist you in your plans.
The ECRIN program is designed for those residents who have special needs that may prevent them from easily evacuating. If so, please complete the ECRIN data collection form and return it to the Dallastown Office of Emergency Management at 175 East Broad Street, Dallastown, Pa. 17313. Attn: Coordinator. Completed forms that meet one of the criteria will be entered into the ECRIN database. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Dallastown Office of Emergency Management at 717-244-6626.
As always, we are looking for citizens to become part of our Volunteer team. Please consider supporting your community by becoming a Volunteer. Contact Yvonne Schrum, Coordinator at 717-244-6626.
Important: Help Save a Life
911 Registration Info for Local Businesses
York County Control (911) is requesting that all businesses register with their office the following information so you can be better served in any times of emergency:
Name of Business
You can register this information with 911 at:
Department of Emergency Services 108 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402
Fax: 717-840-7535 or 717-840-7553 or Call Data Entry: 717-840-2961