3 York County fire departments set to merge


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — After 18 months of talk, the final vote for a merger between three York County fire departments is set to happen in November.

The fire departments merging are Leo Independent Fire Engine Company in Red Lion, Laurel Fire Company in Windsor, and Union Volunteer Fire Company in Felton.

The merger board is made up of nine members from the three merging departments. They say the top goals are to provide high-quality emergency services, spend less time fundraising, prevent the burnout of the volunteers, and increase recruitment of members.

The departments say with a successful merger, there are no plans to change or close any of their fire stations.

The new department will have the name of Alliance Fire and Rescue Services, Inc.

The final vote for the merger is planned at each of the departments’ business meetings in November. A statement will follow with more information sometime after the votes on Nov. 11.

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