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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
Santa Claus is coming to Quarryville !! Over 30 years ago, Quarryville Fire Company had a tradition of bringing Santa Claus to the Fire Station and inviting the community in for an evening with Santa.

We are bringing this tradition back! We invite everyone to the firehouse on Friday, December 18th at 7 pm to witness the arrival of Santa Claus and his helpers. We have a lot of things planned for the evening, including pictures with Santa and the fire trucks, food, cookies, drinks, some craft projects and gifts for the kids. We will also be doing a food drive to collect canned and boxed foods so that we can make up meals to be able to give to those in need.

So, come out on December 18th and help us to resurrect an old tradition and make it new again. Look for flyers around town, and for posts here and on our website If you have any questions, email us at

We hope to see you there!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015 
The members of the Quarryville Fire Company wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We in the Solanco Community have a lot to be thankful for.

When you are gathered with family and friends, remember those that will be away for the holiday, protecting our country in the Armed Forces and staffing fire, ems and police stations throughout the country and abroad.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
An update on what we have been doing with the station.

As most everyone has heard, we are putting an addition onto the fire station so we can get the large apparatus off of the 1932 station floor, and so we have room to store all of our units inside. This addition will also give us a lot more storage room, a first floor restroom and the ability to grow in the future.

Last winter, we began a renovation project in the basement to update our kitchen and make a "ready room" for the members. This was put on hold this summer until we were sure we were going to build on. The last few weeks, members have been continuing work on the basement. A few of the things that have been worked on are: updated kitchen cabinets (most donated), an additional stove (donated), new microwave (donated), new tv (donated), tv seating area, counter tops, upgrading the restroom, making a new gear storage room, painting all of the walls, new display cabinets, new wiring, dart board (donated) and additional storage areas. Some of the things we are doing to finish this project are: making a kitchen table, getting stools made for the counter area, finish up the painting, putting some flooring down, running scanner speakers, house bells and computer cabling and adding some personal finishing touches like a mural painting and some other things.

All of the work has been done by members, and a lot of the things have been donated to use on the project. When we finish it, this will give members a place to "hang out" when staffing the station and a place to eat and make food for fire calls and company functions and fund raisers. This will also allow us to modify our 2nd floor meeting room to allow more seating, since the lounge will be in the basement.

Thanks to all of the members working on this update, and to everyone who has donated items.

Monday, November 16, 2015 
At 12:18 pm, Rescue 57 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment to a house fire at the intersection of Marticville Rd. and Frogtown Rd. in Martic Township, a Rawlinsville Fire Company first-due area.

Rescue 57 responded with 6 and was advised the caller saw smoke coming from the roof of a residence in the area. Lt. 583 (Matt Snyder) arrived with a 2.5 story wood-frame dwellling with smoke showing. Upon doing a 360, he upgraded it to fire showing on side "C" and requested additional resources. Engine 574 responded with a crew of 6.

On arrival, Rescue 57 assumed the pre-designated Rapid Intervention Company assignment and started a pro-active RIT. Within minutes, the RIT crews were pulled and put to work on fire attack. Engine 574 took over RIT on their arrival.

First-in Engine 532's crew stretched lines to the inside and started fire attack, while Truck 50 vented the roof. Other units worked on both floors and the attic to check for and stop any fire spread.

FF Tom Worrell pulled a large German Shepard from the residence after finding it during a search. EMS and QFD crews used the pet oxygen mask from Rescue 57 to administer O2 while FF Elam Esh performed CPR. Unfortunately, this dog and another one perished in the blaze.

Engine 572 was added to the call later, and was used to assist with overhaul. Rescue 57 was on the scene for several hours assisting 58.

While Engine 574 and 572 were returning, they were sent to a lawnmower fire on Laurel Hill Drive in East Drumore Township. Units arrived with a fully involved riding mower and some melted siding on the house. One line took care of this incident.

And, QFD Fire Police operated most of the day assisting the PA State Police with traffic control while they did an accident reconstruction from yesterdays accident. Great work to all involved in the 6 runs so far today.

Thanks to Tom Amico and Don Shenk (Foto 55).

Sunday, November 15, 2015 
At 4:30 pm Sunday, LCWC dispatched Rawlinsville FC and LEMSA to a vehicle accident with reported fire at 1146 Lancaster Pike (Rt. 272) in Drumore Township. Immediately after dispatch, it was upgraded to "with entrapment", adding Rescue 57.

Deputy Chief 58 (Fuhrman) arrived with a two-vehicle accident with no fire, but one person heavily trapped.

On arrival, the QFD crews assisted 58 with removing the roof, the drivers door and lifting the dash. The victim was then removed and transported. Rescue 57 and Engine 572 operated for 1 hour and 20 minutes before returning.

Please keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks to Tom Amico for the photos.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 
At 12:20 pm Sunday afternoon, Engine 575 was alerted to assist the Robert Fulton Fire Company on a woods fire at 476 Fulton View Road in East Drumore Township. Moments after Engine 575 responded, Command 89 requested additional engines and brush units. Engine 572, 574 and Tanker 57 responded, along with Squad 572 and Fire Police.

On arrival, QFD units accessed the fire from the Black Bear Road side, driving across a cut corn field and grass field. From there, crews stretched over 800 feet of line to fully extinguish our section of the approximate 1 acre fire. QFD crews operated for 1 hour and 40 minutes before returning.

As hose was being washed, another brush fire was dispatched in Providence Township on Cinder Rd. Engine 575, 572, 574, Tanker 57 and Squad 572 responded and found a small grass/trash fire and extinguished.

Thanks to Tom Amico for the photos!

Union FC Photo
   Union FC Photo
Saturday, November 14, 2015 
Just after 3 am,  both QFD Engines and Tanker 57 were dispatched to assist the Union Fire Company of Oxford (Station 21) on a house fire in the 900 block of Street Road in Lower Oxford Township, Chester County.  Chester County 911 notified Chief 21 (Prettyman) of a possible working fire with a subject trapped.  Chief 21 upgraded the assignment to include the "working fire dispatch", adding Truck 57 to the assignment.

Chief 21 arrived with a two-story wood frame dwelling with fire in the attic and negative entrapment.

Engine 574, Truck and Tanker 57 responded and on arrival, assisted the working Union units with various fire ground functions including fire attack, overhaul and water supply.  The crew from Engine 574 stretched a thrid line from Engine 21-1 in the front door and out the rear door (side C) to extinguish the exterior fire.

A crew sotod by with Engine 572 in quarters in case of an other alarms for the area.  The QFD units were back in Quarryville by 6:30 am.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
Please take the time today to thank a Veteran for their service to our Country. Take a drive around Quarryville and look at the 130 banners that are up with pictures of veterans from the Civil War to the Global War on Terror. If not for the service of others, we would not be able to enjoy the things we do today.

Sunday, November 8, 2015 
The 3rd Annual Turkey Shoot and Gun Raffle is in the books. This was the largest event (by far) that we have had. We had well over 200+ people attend this year. The rounds sold out quickly, as well as the gun raffles.

We gave away 15 turkeys, 3 cash prizes, a grill, radios and a gift certificate for the "middle grand prize", and a Mossberg 500 to the main grand prize winner, which was Dakota Appel. Congratulations to all the winners!!

We also pulled the 8 Gun Raffle Ticket winners. Out of 2,000 tickets, we sold just over 1,950.

The winners are:

T/C Venture .308 with scope - Tyler Simpson of New London

T/C Venture .243 - Jim Hassinger of Quarryville

Remington 870 Turkey Gun - Mike Criswell of Willow Street

Calvary Over-Under - Bill Lamparter of Quarryville

Smith and Wesson 5.56 rifle - Sissy McGhee of Quarryville

Ruger LCP 380 - Mike Kiser

Parker Challenger Crossbow - Joe Maivri or Holtwood

Parker Challenger Crossbow - Shelley Stillwagner of Marietta

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported our Turkey Shoot. This brought the company about $8,500.00 profit that will go towards the operating expenses of the company and towards the new building fund.

Thanks also to Bart Township FC, Septic Solutions, Walter and Jackson, Good's Store, Motorola, Sugar on Top Donuts, Moor's Outdoors, Lancaster Archery, Ferguson and Hassler's and all of the members (50+) and family members that helped make this event a success.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 
Congratulations to QFD Firefighter Steven Roop and wife Amanda (Prange) Roop on their marriage on Saturday, October 24th.  Steven and Amanda were married in Manheim, PA, and will be honeymooning in Florida.

Steven is the son of QFD Life Member Donnie Roop and wife Robin.  Donnie and Steven have a combined 28+ years of dedicated service to QFD and the Solanco Community.

Congratulations Mr,. and Mrs. Steven Roop!!!!

Photo by Samantha Rose Photography.

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