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On behalf of the men and women of our department, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our department's website. Through this website, we hope to provide the citizens, businesses, and visitors of York County with information about the numerous fire and life safety services provided by our department. The services and programs provided are delivered by a combination of career and volunteer department members. We hope that you find your visit informative, helpful, educational, and most of all, enjoyable.
Stephen P. Kopczynski, Fire Chief/Director of the Department of Fire & Life Safety, is responsible for the oversight and direction of the activities of the department with operations and services that are provided 24 hours a day/365 days a year. This work includes direction of all emergency management, fire, rescue, emergency medical service functions, fire prevention, community safety, animal control and other fire and life safety functions, as well as serving as a member of the emergency communications/9-1-1 policy team and the regional radio communications policy team. Additionally, Chief Kopczynski serves as the county’s Coordinator of Emergency Management which involves oversight/coordination of all areas of the county’s preparation for, response to and recovery from major emergencies or disasters.
The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety is recognized as a progressive leader in the provision of the highest quality of emergency services. Our members are committed to the preservation of life, property, and the environment by effectively and efficiently meeting the emerging public safety and welfare needs of our citizens, businesses, and visitors. We accomplish our goals by maintaining the highest standards of professional service through continued training, education, and living up to the “York County Standard of Service Professionalism.”
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The department’s Administrative Services Manager, E. Sherl Emerson, is responsible for coordinating administrative programs and business services for the department. This includes developing and coordinating procedures for the management of administrative communications, records and data management, fiscal/budgeting services, grant administration, payroll/human resource management and other related business services. Ms. Emerson provides administrative services and support efforts for the county's disaster preparedness programs and Emergency Operations Center operations.
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