The Quarryville Fire Co. is located in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The department is all volunteer. Quarryville Borough is a small rural town about 2 square miles with a population of about 2,500 residents. Our call numbers are 5-7, dispatch frequency is 33.90 MHz, and working frequency is 33.72 MHz. Membership consists of approximately 60 active members, 8 Probationary members,11 junior members and 30 lifetime members.

Besides the Borough the Fire Department proudly provides fire protection and service to Eden, Colerain, East Drumore, Providence, Little Britain, and Strasburg Townships, Some entirely others partially. Including the Borough total coverage area is approximately 98 square Miles, which is the largest coverage area in Lancaster County by a single company. The area consists mostly of rural farmland, as well as residential and light industrial territory. The fire department provides fire protection to 3 schools, 2 retirement facilities, as well as several note worthy businesses and homes that are constantly growing and expanding. Funding comes entirely from fund drives, Borough and Township donations and fund-raisers.

The Quarryville Fire Company has a long, rich history and tradition dating back to 1903 when the department was chartered, and takes the up most pride in the departments members, their training and qualifications, as well as the apparatus we house. The department currently has 2-Engines, 1-Truck, 1-Tanker, 1-Heavy Rescue, 1-Brush Truck, 1-Squad, and 1-Chiefs Vehicle. These units are all in service and are equipped for front line Fire/Rescue/Water Supply Service.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 
Starting Saturday, October 3rd, the Quarryville Fire Company will be hosting our first Restaurant Boot Drive Challenge. Fire Company boots will be placed in participating restaurants in our first-run district. We are asking the community (you) to drop donations into the boots when you are at that restaurant. These donations will help our 100% all-volunteer fire company to continue to provide fire and rescue services for our citizens.

We know local businesses receive numerous requests for donations from many organizations. This fundraiser is designed for a way for local restaurants and community to support the fire company without the need for the volunteers to take even more time away from their families, training or responding to calls to raise funds.

This is a friendly competition between participating restaurants. Look for the boots in your favorite eating establishment and help them to win the challenge.

This event will run from October 3rd to October 17th. The winning restaurant will receive a "traveling trophy" to be presented by the fire company. We want to make this an annual event.

Help us get the word out.

The participating restaurants are:
Kreider's Market
Maplehofe Dairy
Caruso's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Sam's Pizza
CR Lapp's Family Restaurant
Quarryville Subway
Country Coffee
Freezy Barn
The Daily Grind
Quarryville Family Restaurant and Dolce Vita Pizzeria and Grill

If you own a restaurant or establishment in our district and would still like to be a part of this event, let us know by messaging us or sending us an email at

Monday, October 5, 2015 
This week is National Fire Prevention Week. QFD Firefighters will be performing multiple fire prevention visits and talks throughout the week and the entire month of October.

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls.

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.

The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 4-10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. Smoke detectors DO SAVE LIVES.

You can visit to learn all about smoke detectors, their placement and usage, and many other things associated with fire prevention.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 
Just after 2:30 pm, Rescue 57 was dispatched to assist the Rawlinsville Fire Company (58) with a vehicle accident with reported entrapment in the 1200 block of Holtwood Road in Martic Township.  Units arrived to find a single vehicle accident down an embankment into a creek with one patient still in the vehicle.  Rescue 57 and Engine 572's crew assisted with patient removal.  Squad 572 and QFD Fire Police assisted with traffic control.  The QFD units cleared in less than 30 minutes.

While on this run, QFD Fire Police were alerted for traffic control in the 500 block of Camargo Road.  Squad 572 responded to this incident also.

Thanks to Tom Amico for the pictures.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 
At 10:13 am, QFD, Rawlinsville FC, Willow Street FC and LEMSA EMS was dispatched to 27 Four Pines Road in East Drumore Township for a reported kitchen fire. Deputy 34 (Caernarvon / Churchtown FC) was in the area and arrived first with a smoke condition and small fire in the kitchen. E574 and E581 arrived together with E574's crew stretching a line to the interior, finding the fire extinguished by QFD FF Izzy Stoltzfus with a pot of water. All crews then ventilated the smoke and checked for extension. The companies were clear by 11:15 am. Thanks to all the mutual aid for the assist.

Monday, September 14, 2015 
At 1:40 am, QFD (full company) was dispatched to assist the Rawlinsville Fire Company on a building fire at Papa Joes Pizza, 1027 Lancaster Pike in East Drumore Township. 911 callers were reporting smoke coming from the building while passing by.

Deputy 58 (Fuhrman) arrived and reported a one-story restaurant with heavy smoke showing and a possible working fire inside. Units arrived and began interior operations. Engine 581's crew took a line in side "A". Truck 57's crew split to perform forcible entry, ladders, horizontal ventilation and eventually roof ventilation. Engine 574's crew stretched a line to the rear (side "C") and into the kitchen area finding fire rolling across the ceiling. Engine 574's nozzle firefighter Brianna Difilippo assisted in extinguishing the fire while operating at her first "job" after turning 18. Additional crews, including members on Engine 572, Tanker and Rescue 57 assisted with ventilation, salvage and overhaul.

Good work to all involved in limiting damage. All units cleared the scene by 6 am.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 
Today, 9 QFD members attended the 5th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium. This event, and events like it, are held all over the country every year to recognize and remember the 343 Brothers killed in the line of duty in New York City on 9/11/01. It also benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The members that attend always have a good time of fellowship and brotherhood. We must continue to pass on the stories of heroism from that day. Some of the members that we had with us today were only a few years old when 9/11 happened.

Thanks to all of the firefighters that took part in today's event, and to the planners that dedicate a good portion of their time to making the day what it is.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 
Even heavy rain could not mess with the annual QFD Company Picnic. Of course, we have had 2 months of dry weather, but when we have an outdoor event planned, it rains. Luckily, we were able to change it from an outdoor to an indoor event by using the station apparatus bays. Over 60 members and family were in attendance to eat some great roast pork (cooked by Jake Bachman and Kevin Kreider), and many, many side dishes brought by everyone else. Thanks to all the organizers and all the firefighters and family members that made this another great Company event.

Friday, September 11, 2015 
Thank You to Bill and Beverly Costello for dropping off this 9/11 Remembrance to the Fire Station today. It is a book that has the pages folded to display 9-11.

Friday, September 11, 2015 
September 11, 2001

It is hard to believe that it has been 14 years.


Thursday, September 10, 2015 
After several weeks of dry weather, we finally received some much needed rain today. Unfortunately, that rain led to some flooding and several related calls.

The Fire Police ran 3 calls between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. All were to help with traffic control assisting our mutual aid companies. One was with Robert Fulton, one with Rawlinsville and one with Refton.

Just after 1 pm, while the hardest rain fell, QFD was alerted to assist the Rawlinsville FC on a house fire in the 200 block of Schoolhouse Road in Providence Township. Reports were of a house struck by lightning.

Truck 57 and Engine 574 arrived, stretched a line and began investigating inside. The house did receive a lightning strike that did some minor damage. The companies were available in less than an hour.

As soon as the units were back in station, the Company along with mutual aid was dispatched to the 300 block of West State Street in Quarryville Borough for a car in high water. Units arrived and found a car in a water filled ditch with the occupant out and uninjured.

The third call was just before 5 pm for a fire alarm at St. Pauls Church on W. 4th Street. Water was found to be leaking into a detector which set off the alarm.

Lots of water logged gear is now drying in the station.

Tom Amico Photo
   Tom Amico Photo
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