On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Manheim Township Fire Rescue will host an open house community event at their new fire station located at 600 Richmond Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.
At the open house, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and some guest speakers from the Manheim Township Commissioners, Township Manager, Rick Kane, and Manheim Township Fire Rescue Chief, Scott Little.
This free family-friendly event will feature tours of the new facility, a special appearance from Sparky the Fire Dog, and free ice cream for all attendees.
After extensive planning by then Fire Chief, Rick Kane, the Manheim Township Board of Commissioners approved in 2021 a fourth fire station to serve the residents of Manheim Township.
“We took advantage of a vacant commercial space to develop the new fire rescue station, rather than using valuable open space and incurring much higher costs to build new,” stated Rick Kane, Township Manager.
The new fire station which covers the Northwest/Richmond Square area of Manheim Township, is key to the long-range planning for fire service delivery within the municipality and went into service in 2022. Station 202 will serve as the main headquarters for around the clock emergency response from one single engine and shifts of three firefighter units.
“With the continued growth of the area around Richmond Square, we needed to improve our level of service to our residents and visitors,” said MT Fire Chief, Scott Little. “Fire Rescue staff are excited to begin the next phase of fire rescue service delivery within Manheim Township with the addition of a fourth fire station and personnel.”
To learn more about MTFR’s open house community event, visit - https://bit.ly/MTFR-202-Open-House