Department Structure
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Department Structure

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The Lancaster Fire Department is comprised of four companies:

  1. Rescue Hook and Ladder Company #1 | Organized 1874 - Ladder Company
  2. Eagle Hose Company | Organized 1885 - Engine Company
  3. Citizens Hose Company | Organized 1889 - Engine Company
  4. Protective Hose Company | Organized 1896 - Engine Company

Each firefighter in the Lancaster Fire Department is a member of one of the above companies.

Company Firematic Line Officers

Each company is comprised of a Captain, a First Lieutenant and a Second Lieutenant. Company Line Officers serve a one year term and are elected by their respective companies.

Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chiefs

Each company has one Fire Chief that serves in a rotation of successive rank. Each serves a term of two years in each position, beginning as Third Assistant Fire Chief. At the end of the two year term, each Fire Chief moves up one spot.

START > Third Assistant Chief > Second Assistant Chief > First Assistant Chief > Fire Chief

The Fire Chiefs are elected by all four companies. Although the position rotates on a two year cycle, the Fire Chiefs are elected annually.

Click here to meet our Fire Chiefs

Fire Chief Rotation Schedule

April 2016 - April 2018

Fire Chief | 9 | EHC | James S. Volpe
First Assistant Chief | 9 - 1 | PHC | Jeff Moore
Second Assistant Chief | 9 - 2 | CHC | Mark Stonebraker
Third Assistant Chief | 9 - 3 | RHL | TBD

April 2018 - April 2020

Fire Chief | 9 | PHC | Jeff Moore
First Assistant Chief | 9 - 1 | CHC | Mark Stonebraker
Second Assistant Chief | 9 - 2 | RHL | TBD
Third Assistant Chief | 9 - 3 | EHC | TBD

April 2020 - April 2022

Fire Chief | 9 | CHC | Mark Stonebraker
First Assistant Chief | 9 - 1 | RHL | TBD
Second Assistant Chief | 9 - 2 | EHC | TBD
Third Assistant Chief | 9 - 3 | PHC | TBD

April 2022 - April 2024

Fire Chief | 9 | CHC | Paul Stencel
First Assistant Chief | 9 - 1 | RHL | TBD
Second Assistant Chief | 9 - 2 | EHC | TBD
Third Assistant Chief | 9 - 3 | PHC | TBD

Department Firematic Line Officers

Department Line Officers of the Lancaster Fire Department are appointed positions designated by the Fire Chief. Each year the Fire Chief appoints the following:

  • EMS Coordinator
  • Fire Police Captain & Lieutenant
  • Incident Safety Officers

Specialty Groups

In addition to our firefighters, we have the following opportunities available:

  • Explorer Post # 333 (Youth Ages 14-17)
  • Fire Police
  • Ladies Auxillary

Non-Company Fleet

In addition to the four companies, the Lancaster Fire Department operates a fleet of department vehicles. Please visit the equipment page for a complete list.

Village of Lancaster

Lancaster Office of Emergency Management

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