Fire & Ambulance Services

Fire Services

Ephrata is fortunate to have service provided by two volunteer fire companies.

Pioneer Fire Company No. 1

The Pioneer Fire Company No. 1 is one of the oldest volunteer companies in Northern Lancaster County. Located at 135 South State Street, the fire company houses two engines, a squad truck, and a ladder truck that are available to respond to a variety of emergencies.Pioneer Fire Company (3 of 3)The Pioneer Fire Company serves most of the Borough as well as areas of Ephrata, Earl, and West Earl Townships. Staffed with approximately 40 active volunteer firefighters, the company survives solely on donations received from the citizens and businesses of the community. They can be reached at 717-733-4850.

Lincoln Fire Company

The Lincoln Fire Company was started in 1851, to provide fire service to the village of Lincoln. Years later the town was annexed into the Borough of Ephrata. The Lincoln Fire Company is located in a new hall at 38 South Market Street and houses 2 engines, 1 squad truck, and a fire police unit.

Staffed with approximately 45 volunteers, the Lincoln Fire Company provides service to the western end of the Borough as well as areas of Ephrata Township and Clay Township. They can be reached at 717-733-6214.

Additional Services

In addition to firefighting, both Pioneer and Lincoln provide services through a volunteer Fire Police Association as well as a Ladies Auxiliary. Both organizations donate their time and efforts to support the work of the fire company.

These organizations continue to provide excellent service because of the time and commitment the people serving the organizations are willing to give. If you are interested in more information or would like to volunteer and be part of a vital organization, please call.

Ephrata Community Ambulance Association

The Ephrata Community Ambulance Association, founded in 1961, is a not-for-profit organization providing emergency medical services to residents in Ephrata and the surrounding areas. Located at 528 West Main Street, 4 ambulances respond to medical emergencies and 5 routine transport units as well as provide support for many local sporting and community events.


The Ambulance Association is currently staffed with 22 volunteers, 12 full time paid, and 16 part-time paid personnel. 49 are qualified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT'S), and all are certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).


The association supports its operations through billing of patients for services provided and solicitation of donations.

For additional information call 717-733-2821.