New Central Fire Station Completed

Lancaster Township Fire Department moved to their new central fire station on June 8 after a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new station combines two 70-year-old fire stations in the Village of Bausman and Hamilton Park community.

The single centralized location will shorten response times. “Having all of our trucks in one place will enable our volunteers to answer emergency calls more quickly and efficiently,” says LTFD Chief Steve Roy. “When someone calls 911, every second counts.” The department responds to about 500 emergency calls each year. 

The new station is a pre-engineered steel building with concrete block internal walls. Roy explains, “Our design priorities were high quality, low maintenance, and long life.” The station will accommodate all of LTFD’s trucks in nine bays, and it will include a locker room for turnout gear (coat, boots, helmet), dispatch and radio rooms, offices, and a large multipurpose room with adjacent kitchen for meetings and training.