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.


A TRAGIC LOSS IN WILMINGTON DE
   
Saturday, September 24, 2016 
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Please keep the Wilmington, DE Fire Department and the families of those affected in your thoughts and prayers as they have suffered a tremendous loss of two firefighters, Lt Christoper Leach and Senior FF Jerry Fickes, as they operated at a house fire with people reported trapped this morning. Several other firefighters were also injured.

This hits close to home as one of our own firefighters, Steven Merced, is a longtime career firefighter with the City of Wilmington. Please keep him in your thoughts this weekend as he and the rest of the WFD members cope with this tragic loss.

More information can be found at http://www.delawareonline.com/…/two-wilmington-fi…/91017520/



 
THANK YOU!!
   
Thursday, September 22, 2016 
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Quarryville Fire Company would like to thank the winning Tug-Of-War team for the $500.00 donation from the Solanco Fair. The event and prize money was sponsored by Musser's Market, and the winners chose to donate the prize money to our building fund. We would like to take the time to congratulate and thank this years tug-of-war winners: Dale Herr, Jordan Giffing, John Garver, Tom Aaron, Kevin Frackman, Devin Rudy, Matt Wiker, Ellis Kreider, Zach Miller, Josh Akers, Bill Absher and Derrich Kreider. There are very few teams that will be able to beat these hard working Solanco community members. Thanks also to Mussers for the sponsorship. Just another shining example of local businesses and community members coming together for the betterment of our area.

 
VISIT US AT THE SOLANCO FAIR
   
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 
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Stop by our stand at the annual Solanco Fair this Wednesday through Friday. We will be handing out fire safety items for the kids, and will have information on recruitment (becoming a member) and on some of our upcoming and in-progress events. We will be in the large lower tent. We hope to see you there!!

 
9-11 MEMORIAL SERVICE
Monday, September 12, 2016 
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On Sunday, QFD and members of other local emergency services groups were invited to the Encounter Church on Hideaway Drive for a 9/11 Tribute Memorial Service. Several members attended the service and showed the group Rescue 57 and Squad 572. The group then attended a picnic at the Kirkwood Park put on by the church members.

Thank you to Encounter Church and the rest of the community that took time out of their schedules to remember the 15 year anniversary of 9/11 and honor those that lost their lives on that day that changed our Country.



 
   
   
MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB
Sunday, September 11, 2016 
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This morning, several QFD members and family members were honored to take part in the annual Lancaster 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb that was held at Clipper Magazine Stadium. This event is held to honor the New York City firefighters that were killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.

This year was the best turnout so far, exceeding the 343 people needed to carry the pictures of every FDNY firefighter that perished.

Thanks to all those who organized the event, and to Clipper Magazine Stadium for hosting it. All money raised goes to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to provide funds for families that have experienced a line of duty death.

Thanks to Bob Devonshire (Photo 5 Imagery) and Kirk Neidermyer (3rd Alarm Photography) for the pictures and documneting the day.  Great Job!!



 
   
   
REMEMBER
   
Saturday, September 10, 2016 
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It is hard to believe that is has been 15 years since September 11, 2001. The world for all of us changed that day.

Please take the time on Sunday to reflect on the events of that day in New York, at the Pentagon and in a quiet field in Shanksville PA. Please pass on the stories of heroism and dedication of that day from the emergency service workers and ordinary citizens that were just going about their daily lives.

Do not let their sacrifices be forgotten. Remember also those that are still dealing with the lasting physical and emotional affects of that day.



 
BUSY DAY IN THE SOUTHERN END
Saturday, September 10, 2016 
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As summer refuses to let go of its grip on Lancaster County, QFD Volunteers have been busy running calls since after the home opener of the Solanco Football Team.

At 10:33 pm Friday night, units responded to a vehicle accident in the 1100 block of Maypostoffice Road in Eden Township. Luckily, this was just a van in a ditch and no one was injured.

Saturday morning, Engine 572 responded to Delta FC, York County Station 57, for a transfer while they worked a house fire in Harford County. Later in the morning, QFD Volunteers handled a fire alarm, followed by a working house fire with Robert Fulton FC (89) on Kirks Mill Road in Little Britain Twp. Engine 574 and Rescue 57 arrived with E4's crew advancing a line into the structure to back up Engine 89-1 and also doing a search. Rescue 57's crew assisted in placing ground ladders and making the roof. 89's first line knocked the fire quickly. 57 units remained on the scene for 3 hours.

While units operated in Little Britain, Engine 575 and Tanker 57 responded to cover 89 on a brush fire on Pilottown Rd. Engine 575 handled the small fire.

At 11:39 am, As Engine 51-1 (Bart Twp) was transferring to our station, they were re-directed to cover Rescue 57 on an environmental rescue in Martic Township.

Later in the afternoon, Rescue 57 and Squad 57-1 responded on a cardiac arrest in East Drumore Township.

Thanks to all of the members that put in time on this hot, humid Saturday. Thanks also to Tom Amico for the fireground pictures.



 
   
   
THANK YOU NEW PROVIDENCE CHURCH OF GOD
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 
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Thank You to the New Providence Church of God for providing an awesome, home cooked meal for the members before this months Fire Company meeting (Tuesday evening). NPCOG has been serving us a breakfast or meal once a year for many years. We as a Company truly appreciate the efforts of all of our community in supporting us and showing that the Fire Company is a true and trusted member of the Solanco area. We strive not only to provide professional Fire and Rescue services, but also to be a "hub" for community activities and able to provide valuable assistance beyond the emergency scenes

 
   
   
THANK YOU
Friday, September 2, 2016 
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THANK YOU to everyone who stopped and donated money at our Labor Day Weekend Boot Drive.  We had and excellent turnout, resulting in almost $5,000.00 being raised to benefit the Fire Company and our mission to provide the best, most professional volunteer fire and rescue services to our community.  A big thank you to all of the volunteers who "worked the streets", handled the money and provided dinner back at the station.  A true team effort.

Thanks also to Quarryville Turkey Hill for the slushies!


 
   
   
2016 GUN RAFFLE IN PROGRESS
   
Friday, September 2, 2016 
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The 2016 Quarryville Fire Company Gun Raffle is underway!!! This years ticket is even better than last years, with the chance to win 8 guns. The tickets are still only $5.00 each. As in years past, the raffle will be held at our Annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. See a QFD member to get your tickets, or send us a message or email (firehouse@qfd57.com) and we can send them via mail. More info on the Gun Raffle and Turkey Shoot will be posted later.


 
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