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The purpose of the Lancaster County Fire Chiefs Association is to provide career and volunteer managers of emergency service organizations throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities to protect citizens from the devastation of fire, environmental, natural, and technological emergencies. The Association meets quarterly at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center and as needed with its committees to meet these objectives.

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TAC and UTV Designations Approved. First TAC Units Placed in Service.

At the Spring Lancaster County Fire Chief's Meeting, two new unit designations, TAC and UTV, were approved for use within Lancaster County.

TAC is a shortened term meaning Tactical Support Unit. This designation replaces the previous "Engine 5" designation reserved for mini-pumpers. 

UTV's were formally designated as "Special Units" because they did not fall into a specific unit category. For both designations, new standard equipment checklists were formed and approved by the Chief''s Association. 

At this point, TAC 21 (previously Squad 21) and TAC 76 (previously Squad 76-1) are the only two in the county. Additional TAC units are on order and will be delivered within the next year. 

TAC 21 TAC 76