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Department of

Fire/Rescue Services


Mission Statement


The City of York Department of Fire/Rescue Services shall provide professional, courteous and effective emergency response to protect the lives and property of our citizens and visitors.  We will make every effort to reduce the risk to our citizens through fire prevention, public education, and fire investigation.


About The Department


The City of York rests in the center of the largest metropolitan area in York County and is the county seat. The city consists of 5.26 square miles and is the 14th largest city in Pennsylvania. York was originally laid out in 1741 along the banks of the Codorus Creek. York was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887.


The City of York Department of Fire/Rescue Services comprises the largest full-time cadre of firefighters in the metropolitan area, comprised of 56 career personnel and one civilian employees and 45 volunteer firefighters and fire police. The Department operates four fire stations, a headquarters building and a storage building. Volunteer staffing comes from the nine volunteer fire companies organized within the City of York. In the past two centuries the service has evolved from an all-volunteer department to the largest combination department in York County.



For all Emergencies, call 911 immediately!


David P. Michaels, Fire Chief

Fire Department Headquarters
43 South Duke Street
York, PA 17401
(717) 854-3921
Headquarters Fax - (717) 843-0464
Fire Prevention Fax - (717) 812-9831