Scott R. Little was appointed by Manheim Township Board of Commissioners on December 20, 2021 to lead the 110 members of the Manheim Township Fire Rescue System.
His 22 years of experience spans across federal, state, and local agencies and includes roles as chief fire officer, incident commander, company officer, fire and emergency services instructor, hazardous materials team leader, technical rescuer, and structural/airport firefighter.
Chief Little has served in a variety of fire and emergency services positions including operations, training, and administrative management. He was responsible for all aspects of fire rescue delivery for the 76 member Fire Bureau in Lancaster City from May 2018 until his appointment with Manheim Township.
Prior to that assignment, he oversaw the training and education for 64 civilian personnel assigned to the United States Army, Installation Management Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland.
In addition, he serves in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, 193d Special Operations Medical Group, 193d Special Operations Wing, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania. As a First Sergeant, he serves as the key enlisted advisor to the group commander on matters concerning the welfare, career progression, and mission readiness of 150 Airmen assigned. He provides guidance and direction to group senior leadership on morale, career enhancement and discipline.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALING
Masters Public Administration, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL
Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL
Associate in Applied Science, Fire Science, Community College of the Air Force
Designated Chief Fire Officer, Center for Public Safety Excellence, Chantilly, VA
Designated Chief Training Officer, Center for Public Safety Excellence, Chantilly, VA
Designated Member, Institution of Fire Engineers, Stratford, United Kingdom
Fire Protection Apprentice Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
Leadership Lancaster Executive Course, Lancaster, PA
Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, AL
Pennsylvania Rural Urban Leadership Program, Pennsylvania State University Extension, State College, PA
Principles of Marine Corps Leadership, Marine Corps Institute, Washington, D.C.
Organizational Leader Development Course, Fort Leavenworth, KS
Fire Officer I, II, III, IV
Fire Instructor I, II, III
Fire Inspector I, II, III
Incident Command System 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
Hazardous Materials Technician, and Incident Commander
Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Health and Safety Officer
Technical Rescuer Vehicle Machinery, Confined Space, and Rope