The path to forming the Municipal Emergency Services Authority of Lancaster County began in 2018, when municipalities in northwest Lancaster County were at a crossroads with the future of local emergency medical services at risk. Northwest EMS in northwest Lancaster County, like so many EMS agencies in Pennsylvania and across the country, was facing insolvency due to insufficient revenue and rising costs.
A committee of local municipal leaders resolved to pursue a bold solution to continue to meet their municipalities’ statutory obligation to provide EMS services. Upon conducting an analysis, the committee arrived at the creation of a municipal authority as the best path to fund and provide EMS readiness and services on a regional basis.
Over a period of several months, the committee engaged in municipal public meetings, additional public education initiatives and a public hearing on the proposed solution. The process culminated in the incorporation of the Municipal Emergency Services Authority of Lancaster County on February 7, 2023.
Listen to this episode of “Beyond the Chamber with Denise Grove” to learn more about the history and formation of MESA.
Board & Staff
Conoy Township – Justin Risser
East Donegal Township – Jeffrey Butler
Elizabethtown Borough – Jeffrey K. McCloud
Marietta Borough – Jeffrey Hudson
Mount Joy Township – Debra Dupler
West Donegal Township – Roger Snyder