Incident Pictures & Details

The Manheim Fire Department has been asked why we don't post pictures and articles on incidents that have occurred.

While we would love to be able to provide these details to the public, our respect for the owners and victims of incidents is of upmost importance.  The fire department like many other public safety organizations documents our incidents for investigations and insurance information.  Due to investigations, court requests, and sensitivity we feel that it is not in the best interest to release this information. as official information on our website.  If it is news worthy, one of the local media outlets will provide you with a article about the incident.

If there is a event of extreme circumstances we may choose to publish the information, however as professionals we must insure that integrity is not compromised.

We will be starting to place a  monthly incident report online including incident #, Township or municipality, block # of address of incident, time received, type of incident, and other information as deemed necessary.

If you should have any questions or comments about our policy please contact us at 717-665-3661.


Thank You Very Much

New Fire Police

On Monday November 25th, our newest Fire Police member, Donald Walmer was given the oath of office by Manheim Borough Mayor Randall Kreiser during a short swearing in ceremony.  Fire Police Captain Carl Metzler was also there for the ceremony.  

Fire Police Donald Walmer is sworn in by Mayor Randall Kreiser Pictured L-R are Fire Police Captain Carl Metzler, Manheim Borough Mayor Randall Kreiser, and FIre Police Officer Donald Walmer.


McCracken's Feed Mill Fire

On July 1st, the fire departmetn was dispatched for a investigation at McCracken's Feed Mill on New Charlotte Street for a investigation.  Workers were working on the storage bins with welding torches when sparks entered a area in one of the silo's where live product was stored, setting it on fire.

Upon arrival, Chief 26-2 (Ober) requested a full 1st alarm assignment after confirming product had caught fire inside the storage silo.

Responding units included units from 26 (Manheim), 28 (Penryn), 23 (East Petersburg), 76 (West Hempfield Fire & Rescue), 25 (Lititz), as well as EMS from 2-5 (Warwick Ambulance).  After a approximately 2 1/2  to 3 hour operation all units were released.


Fire Department Fund Drive

The Manheim Fire Department is CURRENTLY SOLICITING  donations for our annual fund drive.  If you are a resident of the Manheim area and are in our fire district you will receive a letter requesting a donation from us.  

Please remember that our fire department, like most other fire departments in Lancaster County is 100% Volunteer and we are only supported by the generosity of the community.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year and your tax deductible donations will benefit the fire department immensely.  



It has been a very tough winter this year here in the Susquehanna Valley.  Since Spring is officially here its time to get outdoors and do spring cleaning.

Part of that cleaning should include the following:

  • Checking all outside light fixtures and electrical outlets for fraying/explosed wiring
  • Making sure you clean your propane grill BEFORE using it for the first time this season.  Make sure that you have inspected all of your hose connections and your hose as well to make sure they are safe.  Make sure your rubber/plastic gas lines have not dry rotted.
  • While you are at it, its a great time to check your batteries in your smoke detectors as well.  The Manheim Fire Department will come out to your residence if you need assistance.  Our telephone number is 717-665-3661.




MARCH 27 100
APRIL 34 134
MAY 36 170
2011 TOTAL   523
2012 TOTAL   345
2013 TOTAL   394


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