The York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services works for the preservation and protection of lives and properties. It offers a range of fire prevention and suppression services. The department operates various fire stations and provides emergency response services. The York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services maintains a citizens fire academy that offers the working knowledge of the fire department to residents. It also provides a variety of fire safety education services to the general public. The department operates a fire prevention bureau that offers smoke detectors and batteries to residents. It is governed by the City of York in Pennsylvania, which operates police, public works and community development departments.