The Rohrerstown Fire Company is located in the southern section of East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We serve a metropolitan area just west of the City of Lancaster. The first due of Rohrerstown Fire Company consists of a variety of residential communities, commercial strip malls, industrial parks, assisted living facilities, a health care complex, and multiple story structures. We also provide mutual aid to many departments surrounding our first due covering a vast majority of structures. We currently utilize one Engine, a Tower, and three support vehicles to answer our calls.
The company responds to about 700 calls a year, this number is increasing with the growing community we serve along with mutual aid given to other departments. We provide automatic mutual aid to about seven departments with the engine and/or tower with services ranging from vehicle extrication, fire suppression, and to the Rapid Intervention Team. Training at Rohrerstown is strongly encouraged with company-level training being held every Monday, with one Monday being the company meeting. Live-in's conduct training throughout the week to refresh and fine-tune their skills. State and National level training is paid for by the company. In addition, the company offers a well-equipped gym in the convenience of the firehouse.
The live-in program offers individual rooms to 12 members with access to cable internet and digital cable. A bunkroom is available if all 12 rooms are full, that can hold up to six members. There is also a library/study room available if a quiet location is desired for schoolwork. In exchange for free-living accommodations, the company requires that members perform station duties, attend trainings/meetings, and respond to emergency calls.
For those planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the area, the live-in program is financially advantageous and we are currently offering tuition reimbursement. The station is a short commute to Millersville University, Franklin & Marshall College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Elizabethtown College, Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and Lebanon), York College, Consolidated School of Business, Penn State University (York and Harrisburg Campus's), Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania of Art & Design, and Reading Area Community College, York Technical Institute, and many others.
Firefighters with previous training and experience will be given first consideration in the live-in program. However, the Rohrerstown Fire Company is dedicated to training individuals with no training and welcomes anyone who is interested in becoming a live-in member. The live-in program was originally created for those students attending post-secondary institutions; however, this program is in no way limited to students. All firefighters and potential firefighters are encouraged to apply.
Some of the requirements to become a live-in member with the Rohrerstown Fire Company are:
- Must Show proof health and car insurance
- Must be able to meet the minimum availability requirements
- Must be able to comply with company policies and procedures
You can contact the firehouse at (717) 392-6700 and ask for an officer or email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can even stop by the firehouse at 500 Elizabeth Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.