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.


SANTA NIGHT FRIDAY DECEMBER 16TH
   
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 
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Santa Night 2016 is fast approaching. This year’s event is on Friday, December 16th starting at 7 pm. Last year’s support of Santa Night was an overwhelming success, with over 400 people and kids coming into the station to see Santa. Again this year, there will be cookies and hot chocolate, decorations for the kids to make, gifts for all the children and the chance to see Santa and give him your Christmas list. Santa will arrive by fire truck at 7 pm. The QFD used to have a Santa Christmas Party over 30 years ago, but it died out. Last year, the QFD Special Division started it again and it has taken off and has become, in one short year, a community staple. We will also be drawing the winners for the Barb Johnson Art Raffle that night, and tickets will be available to purchase. Also, bring a boxed or canned food item. QFD will be making and distributing food baskets to some families in the area, continuing the tradition of helping those in need. This night is free to everyone, and we hope to see you there!!

 
NEW BUILDING UPDATE
Monday, November 21, 2016 
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On Saturday, over 20 members worked at the new building site to complete some various projects. The crews insulated and back-filled the footers, sub-graded for concrete, excavated and tied into the existing sewer lateral for the new building, finished graded, seeded and matted the yard that was disturbed. The members and help put in 7 hours to get this project completed.

 
   
   
FIRST DUE WORKING MOBILE HOME FIRE
Sunday, November 20, 2016 
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At 3:58 Sunday morning, after running various brush and woods fires in the evening, QFD and mutual aid was alerted for a mobile home fire at 914 Dogwood Street in Sunset Estates Mobile Home Park. Chief 572 (Jeremy Welk) arrived with a working fire. Engine 574 stretched a line and knocked down the bathroom fire, with the remaining crews taking care of completing a search, overhauling the fire room and adjacent area and completing ventilation. Units remained on the scene for 2 hours and 20 minutes. QFD Fire Police and Squad 572 assisted with scene and traffic control in the area. Sorry, not too many pictures of this one. Later in the day, units were back at Frey's for another mulch fire, and the Fire Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 700 block of Robert Fulton Highway. This takes us to 408 responses for the year.

 
   
   
TURKEY SHOOT AND GUN RAFFLE SUCCESS
Saturday, November 5, 2016 
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Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Fall Turkey Shoot! We had a great night, and gave away a lot of prizes.

This was the best shoot and gun raffle we have had so far, bringing us a profit of just over $12,500.00.

The gun ticket winners were drawn throughout the night, along with our table gun raffles, door prizes and a 50/50. The gun raffle winners are as follows:

Springfield 1911 - Brian Mowrer

Mossberg 535 - Justin Nuehof

Browning A-Bolt - Vickie Martin

Ruger American - Jessie Berckman

Savage Axis - Eddie Kanuha

Smith and Wesson M&P Sport - Jeff Haas

Savage 220 - Ray Blakely Sr.

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard - Jared Null

Again, thanks to everyone who attended, all of the sponsors, and to all of the firefighters, fire police and special division members who helped make this event one of the best!!! Thank You !!

Remember to visit the local businesses that have helped us tremendously with this event.


 
   
   
CONGRATULATIONS PJ AND KARLA
   
Friday, November 4, 2016 
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Congratulations to FF PJ Dalgaard and wife Karla on their marriage tonight. Several QFD members attended the wedding that was held at The Farm at Eagles Ridge.

Again, congratulations and we wish you many years of happiness!



 
FIRST BLOCK LAID FOR THE NEW BUILDING
Friday, November 4, 2016 
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Today is the day that we have been waiting for for over a year. Today the masons laid the first block in the new addition to the fire station. It has been months and months of hard work and late nights for the committee and those working with financing, but today we actually get to see the beginning of this hard work pay off.

We will post a full story about the entire project soon, and will update our sites with progress reports every few days.

Thank you to everyone who has worked with us on this project, and to the members who have been waiting for this to get started, working in the station with everything moved or displaced. It will be well worth it!



 
   
   
BURN DAY 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016 
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Today was the Annual QFD Burn Day at the West Chester Fire Training Center. This is a training that we have been doing for several years, and is always a highlight of the training classes.

Today, over 20 members, with several from Rheems Fire Company worked at the WCFTC doing multiple live burn evolution's on the first and second floor. This teaches the members about the fire stages and growth and fire attack methods. There were a lot of new members that attended, and today was a great day for them to see exactly what it is like in a fire.

Thanks to all of the members who went, and to the burn tech's who kept the fires going. Thanks also to Garden Spot Engine 39-1, Christiana Tanker 52-1, West Grove Engine 22 and Rheems Tanker 70 who provided various stand by hours through the day.

Thanks also to Lt 571 Ken Yost for organizing and planning the day and taking care of most of the logistics. Great job everyone!!


 
   
   
WORKING FIRE ON THE BUCK HILL
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
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At 9:39 pm Wednesday evening, the full company from QFD responded to assist Rawlinsville FC on a building fire (sawmill) at 921 Lancaster Pike in Providence Township. Chief 58 responded and was advised that multiple calls were received reporting a working fire. Medic 56-4 and the 58 Chiefs arrived with a large building fully involved. 57 units arrived after Engine 581 with the Truck setting up on side "A" and going into master stream operations. Engine 574 laid 600' of 4" in the driveway and stretched a total of 3 lines (2 - 1 1/2" and 1 - 2 1/2" with a Blitzfire) for exposure protection and fire attack. Tanker 57 set up a water supply along with Tanker 58, with Lt. 571 (Yost) taking water supply command. Command 58 requested additional engines and tankers, and ordered Engine 572 to the fill site at Hopkins Mill Road and Deaver Road. Engine 2 set up and filled 10 tankers for a total of 26,000 gallons from that fill site. Rescue 57 arrived with the crew assisting with fire ground operations. Squad 572 and 5 QFD Fire Police helped to handle traffic control in the area. Crews worked for 4 hours and 30 minutes before returning to station, cleaning up, getting the rigs and equipment ready for service and then most firefighters headed to work with little to no sleep. Thanks to Tom Amico for the photos, and to Strasburg FC and Bart Twp. FC for standing by while we were out.

 
   
   
VEHICLE ACCIDENT INTO THE HOUSE IN KIRKWOOD
Monday, October 17, 2016 
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At 12:27 pm, LEMSA and QFD were dispatched to 1555 Kirkwood Pike for a vehicle accident with a vehicle into the house. Units arrived and confirmed a work van into the house with major structural damage and the driver still in the vehicle. Crews immediately stabilized the van and took care of spill control inside the house and controlled the utilities. The driver self extricated and was treated and transported by EMS. 

Once the victim was out, members worked on clearing debris and making the vehicle and house ready for removal. Several walls, windows and doors had to be removed. The van was then removed by Temple's Salvage. Once the vehicle was removed, the crews shored up the affected area to limit any additional damage and cleaned up for the homeowners.

Great job and good work to everyone involved. Thanks also to Walter and Jackson for bringing the lumber we used for shoring.

Rescue and Truck 57, Engine 572 and Squad 572 responded with 21 firefighters and 6 fire police.


 
   
   
LEMONADE STAND PROVIDES LUNCH
Saturday, October 15, 2016 
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Today, members of the QFD, the Quarryville PD and Quarryville Borough Council were treated to a luncheon at the fire station.

As you probably read earlier, Aydan and Addy Weaver ran a lemonade stand this summer to raise funds to provide a meal to the PD and FD. These two kids raised over $500.00!!

Thanks to Aydan and Addy for their generosity and kindness. It is great to see kids being raised in the public safety community like these two. They can't help it, with father Jeremy Weaver and Paw Paw Ron Weaver both active members of the Company. Thanks again for the meal !!


 
   
   
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