Emergency Services

Police Department


Police Chief Jack Mentzer oversees 16 full time police officers.

For non-emergency calls, the police department can be reached by calling (717) 367-6540 or by e-mail at ElizabethtownAdmin@police.co.lancaster.pa.us .

In an emergency, dial 911 or 367-1835.

Fax number: (717) 367-2332

For more PD information, click the link - Elizabethtown Police Department

Friendship Fire and Hose Company

The Friendship Fire and Hose Company No. 1 is Elizabethtown's volunteer fire department. The company responds to a variety of different calls, including dwelling fires, vehicle accidents, automatic alarms, and non-emergency calls. The fire station is located at 171 North Mount Joy Street and can be reached by calling (717) 367-5300. In an emergency, dial 911. For more information, visit the Elizabethtown Fire Department website.
Friendship Fire and Hose Company No. 1

Northwest Emergency Medical Services

Northwest EMS provides emergency and routine medical transport to area residents. In addition, this organization also provides numerous community service activities, including CPR training classes and standby support services at sporting events and special occasions.

Visit the Northwest EMS website or contact Northwest EMS, located at 308 W. Bainbridge Street, Elizabethtown, by calling (717) 361-8220. In an emergency, dial 911.


Tone Alerted Weather Radios

The Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency has requested that local municipalities assist in its efforts to promote tone alerted weather radios for every home, apartment, business and special needs facility in the County.   These radios are activated from the National Weather Service in State College and can simutaneously provide warning to everyone that has one, 24 hours a day.  They can be activated for natural or man-made emergencies.

These radios are available through RadioShack(r) or can be purchased on the web.  They are manufactured by several companies, including Midland(r), First Alert(r) and Oregon Scientific, to name a few.  The important thing to look for is not only will it tune in weather/AM/FM bands, but will also receive local SAME alerts.  We have found them for between $50 and $100.

Warren Mueller, of the Elizabethtown Regional Emergency Management Agency, also states that this information will normally come though on local news stations on the television and local radio stations as an alert from the National Weather Service.  The Elizabethtown Regional Emergency Management Agency covers Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township.


600 South Hanover St. Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: (717) 367-1700 | Fax: (717) 367-6800 | email: boro@etownonline.com
Office Hours Monday through Friday 7:30 - 4:00