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.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 
On Sunday morning, FF's Kevin Singles, Colin Shaw, JC Woerth, David Eshleman, Sarah Jones and Jim Herr attended the annual Lancaster 9-11 Stair Climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium. We joined hundreds of other firefighters and community mem...bers in climbing 110 stories in memory of the 343 FDNY Firefighters that were killed on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Centers.

Our team carried the names of six firefighters that were killed, five of which were from Brooklyn's Engine Company 279. We have a special connection with Engine 279 / Ladder 131, as past QFD Firefighter Sean Halper has worked there for over 25 years. We walked in honor of them.

Christian Regenhard - Ladder 131 (Detailed to E279)
Ronnie Henderson - Engine 279
Lt. Anthony M. Jovic - Ladder 34 (Detailed to E279)
Anthony Rodriguez - Engine 279
Michael Ragusa - Engine 279
Donald Burns - Assistant Chief, City Wide Tour Commander

Please always remember the 343 taken from us that day.

Thank You to those that made this event happen.  And thank you to those photographers that captured a lot of great moments during this tribute, specifically Bob Devonshire (Photo 5 Imagery), Kirk "PORKCHOP" Neidermyer (3rd Alarm Photography) and Chris "PUMP" Haldeman (Makin The Hit).

Saturday, September 13, 2014 
Today, well over 200 friends, family members, QFD and mutual aid firefighters came together at the fire station for the Appreciation Drop In for FF / Life Members Bill "Pop" Tucker. Many of QFD's active, life and past members came and showed their true appreciation for Pop and his family for all he has done for us here at the fire station, and to wish him well in fighting his leukemia diagnosis. We also had our brothers from the Sugar Valley Fire Company in Loganton, Clinton County PA make the trip to visit. Pop had a cabin there, and ran with them while he was at camp.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who made this day possible !!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 
As we enter the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country, please take a moment to remember all of the civilians and rescue workers that were murdered in these attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Please also remember all of the families that were affected, and all of the people who continue to deal with 9/11 related cancers and illnesses. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014 
When you mention "Pop" in the Solanco area, almost everyone in the fire service knows who you are talking about..... Bill "Pop" Tucker. Pop joined the company in 1979 (35 years of service) and has been one of the most active members of the Company ever since. 

Pop is the guy who epitomizes the Quarryville Firefighter. He takes care of things around the firehouse that we didn't even know needed taken care of.

A few weeks ago, Pop was diagnosed with leukemia. With this, he has not been able to run calls or do the things he always did because of being very run down and tired. This is why we are having an appreciation drop-in for him; to thank him for his service to our company and community, and give him encouragement to fight through this diagnosis.

The drop-in will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 9 am to 11 am at the fire station. We will have donuts, coffee and drinks for everyone. We are inviting EVERYONE; fire company, community, friends and family. Drop in, say hi, maybe tell a few stories (we know there are many) and just hang out.

Pass the word along, and if possible, don't let Pop know, we want to keep it somewhat of a surprise. If you have any questions, email us at or call Jim Herr at 786-2173.

Pop at his favorite position; chauffeuring the Truck at a working fire.
   Pop at his favorite position;
      chauffeuring the Truck at a working
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
This summer has seen a few more new arrivals at the Quarryville Fire Company.

Andrew Lavin and girlfriend Tina Zellman welcomed Calli Ann Lavin into the world on July 15th at 8:04 pm. Calli weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Everyone is home and doing great. Andrew even has found out he can go on less that 17 hours of sleep a day.

On September 2nd at 10:31 pm, Lt. Ken and wife Megan Yost welcomed Carter Eugene to Solanco. Carter weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. Ken, Megan and big brother are all home and doing great. And, in true QFD fashion, Ken wasn't even home a few hours until the calls came in, of course while he was trying to get some needed rest. 

Congratulations to both families. And in a few more weeks, several more are due to arrive.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 
It is with sorrow that the Quarryville Fire Company announces the passing of Life Member Richard R. "Dick" Myers.  Dick passed away on Wednesday, Septmember 3rd at the age of 84. 

Dick was the longest tenured Life Member of the Quarryville Fire Company at the time of his passing, being a member for 68 years, having joined in 1946.  Dick was a long time treasurer of the company.

DIck's obituary reads as follows:

Richard R. "Dick" Myers, 84, of Buck Road, Quarryville, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Born in Quarryville, he was a son of the late J. Fred and Blanche (Groff) Myers. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois J. (Eshleman) Myers.

Dick retired from the Quarryville Post Office. He was a rural mail carrier for over 40 years. He was a 1948 graduate of Quarryville High School. Dick was class treasurer and enjoyed organizing and attending the class reunions. He served as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Dick was a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, The Moonlite Cruisers Car Club, and a life-member of the Quarryville Fire Company. He was an avid sports fan and in his earlier years coached pee-wee and midget-midget baseball. He was a lifelong Baltimore Orioles Fan. Another thing Dick enjoyed were the trips to the mountains with his gang. 

In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by a son, Robert E. Myers of Quarryville; a daughter, Mary Ann, wife of Scott Peiffer of Quarryville; and two granddaughters, Tori A. Myers and Marla J. Peiffer. He was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert "Sock" Myers, and a sister, Irene Lugar.

Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, 1068 Chestnut Level Road, Quarryville, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Quarryville Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the church from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Kindly omit flowers; memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church at the above address or to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Quarryville. Online guestbook at

To the family:  If there is anything we can do, please fell free to call us and let us know.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 
Today, 9 QFD members (on a holiday weekend no less) went to the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) to take advantage of a class on flashover recognition, mitigation, and live fire flashover training. The class was taught by instructors Jason Greer, Dave Gribble and Tony Myers.

The class started out with a classroom session on fire behavior, what a flashover is, how to recognize the signs of impending flashover, how to "kill the flashover", ventilation, water application, personal safety and escape. Once the classroom session was over, the crew went outside to the drill grounds where the flashover "can" was located.

The crew was split into two groups, one inside the can watching actual flashovers and the other outside watching smoke and air movement conditions. The crews then switched, with critique and discussion between burn sessions. The members learned so much that it can't even begin to be written here.

Thanks to all of the members who went, and we will definitely be getting another class together for more members to go. Thanks also to Bart Township (6am-12pm), Union (12pm-3:30pm) and Cochranville FC's for standing by for us throughout the day with training and a lot of members away.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 
The QFD End of Summer Picnic was held on Saturday afternoon and evening. This was the first time we have had this event, and with such a good turnout and a great time had by all, we think this will be another annual QFD tradition.

Several members began preparation for the picnic on Friday night, putting a 200 pound pig on to roast for about 18 hours. They tended the fire throughout the night and during the early morning hours on Saturday. These guys did a tremendous job, as the pork was done to perfection.

There was plenty of food and drink to go around, and some guys took meals to members families who could not be in attendance due to health issues. We spent most of the evening socializing and just "hanging out" until the Company was dispatched to a brush fire at about 8:30 pm, which pretty much concluded the festivities.

Thanks to all of the members who organized and made this picnic a great time, with special thanks to Jake Bachman, Kevin Kreider, TIm Cox, Grant Jackson and the rest of the "cooking crew". Thanks also to all of our family members who made and brought food and drink. Our families support us more than you can ever know.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 
On Tuesday evening, QFD members traveled to the Lancaster County Firemen's Association training facility on Pequea Lane to work on basic truck company skills. The group was spilt into three teams that rotated through three different stations. One station was on saw and equipment maintenance, one station dealt with ground ladders and the third was roof operations using the roof simulator on top of the burn building. Crews worked for 2 1/2 hours moving through the different stations and refreshing their skills. Thanks to all the members who turned out, making this another great round of training.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 
At 9:02 am, QFD was alerted to assist the Rawlinsville Fire Company (58) with a barn fire at 214 Nissley Road in Martic Township. Truck 57, Tanker 57 and Engine 574 made the response as Deputy 58 arrived reporting a 100' X 50' barn/shop well involved. Tanker 58 arrived first with their crew stretching a 2 1/2" line and darkening most of the fire down quickly. Truck 57 arrived next and set up on side "B", putting the aerial in the air. Tanker 57 set up the nurse tanker operation supplying both Tanker 58 and Engine 574, which had a line to the Truck and one handline off. Truck 57 was eventually used to hydraulically overhaul the structure and hit any hot spots that remained. Crews made quick work of the fire, which burned out over half of the shop. Deputy 58 released all QFD units at 10:30. Thanks to Bart Township and Christiana for standing by for us while we were out. All photos by Tom Amico and Sean Brookmyer.

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