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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Manheim Township Appoint New Fire Chief

LANCASTER, Penna. (December 21st, 2021) – President Tom O’Brien, of the Manheim Township Board of Commissioners, has announced the appointment of Scott Little as the next Chief of the Manheim Township Fire Rescue Department.

Mr. Little is currently the Fire Chief of the City of Lancaster Fire Bureau. He began his fire service career as a young volunteer firefighter in Springettsbury Township in York County. He served with the military as a firefighter and then returned to York County serving with the York Area United Fire Rescue for nearly ten years. Afterwards he served in the fire rescue operations with the  United States Department of Defense in Pennsylvania and Maryland where he rose in the ranks to Captain and Assistant Chief of Operations and Training.

He has served as the Fire Chief of the City of Lancaster since 2018. He has also served since 2008 with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and is currently the  Assistant Chief of Training in Harrisburg.

He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Emergency Services Management from Columbia southern University. Additionally, he has earned the designation of Chief Fire Officer (CFO) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

President O’Brien said, "the Board of Commissioners believe Chief Little will be a visionary leader for Manheim Township Fire Rescue. We have a growing population and a need to plan for the future of our emergency services to ensure quality service is always available to all our residents”. 

Little’s first day as Fire Chief will be February 7, 2022. He will replace current MTFR Fire Chief Rick Kane, who is retiring in January.


Declan Murphy, Manheim Township Communications Specialist
W: 717-569-6406 Ext: 1140

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