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.


TRAINING OPPORTUNITY - CLASS IS FULL
   
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 
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QFD is hosting the Traditions Training Officer Development Class on Saturday January 10th and Sunday January 11th 2015. This is a very sought-after class, and promises to be one you do not want to miss. The class covers some of the following topics:

Command Presence & The Combat Ready Fire Officer
Incident Size-Up
Structural vs. Contents Fires
Go / Don’t Go?
On-Scene & Situation Reports: What to say & what not to say…
Essential Fire ground Tactics:
Engine Company
Truck Company
Rapid Intervention
Initial Fire ground Operations
“Breaking Down” the Incident
NIMS for the Real World Fire Service
Incident Documentation Techniques
Personnel Accountability
Basic MAYDAY Management

The class will be held at our fire station (217 East State Street) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $250.00 per student which includes drinks, snacks and lunch both days. To register, please email the QFD Training Committee at firehouse@qfd57.com. Payment for the class can be made the first day of the class, with checks being written to the Quarryville Fireman's Relief Association. Register early, as there is only 20 spots available.

We hope to see you there for this great "real world" class taught by great instructors. For more information on the class topics, you can check out www.traditionstraining.com

As of December 11, the class is full.  If you are interested, let us know and we can put you on a waiting list if any other spots open up.


 
SANTA CLAUSE ARRIVES IN QUARRYVILLE
Friday, December 5, 2014 
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On Friday evening, Rescue 57 and crew participated in the annual Christmas Tree lighting at the Towns Edge Shopping Plaza.  The crew also delivered Santa and Mrs. Clause to the crowd of people that were awaiting their arrival.  This evening has become an annual tradition for the Community, and we thank the organizers for making it all possible.


 
   
   
MASS CASUALTY ACCIDENT ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT
Thursday, November 27, 2014 
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At 7:10 pm on Thanksgiving night, QFD Volunteers along with LEMSA EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Rt. 472 and Mapleshade Road in Colerain Township for a vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy. Chief Engineer 57 Wayne Brion arrived and reported 7 injuries. This prompted Assistant 57 to have LCWC initiate the Mass Casualty Level 2 response, sending multiple EMS units to the scene.

QFD units arrived with the crews immediately assisting the EMS units with patient care and stabilizing the scene. There were multiple adults and pediatric patients cared for by on-scene personnel. In total, 10 ground based EMS units responded either to the scene, or met other units enroute to the hospital. Air Medical Helicopter Life Net 6-1 also responded to the scene. Engine 574 set up the landing zone for the helicopter.

Good work to all units and personnel involved in this incident. All QFD units were clear of the scene by 8:45 pm. 


 
   
   
SMALL FIRE IN MARTIC TOWNSHIP
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 
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At 11:30 am, QFD was dispatched to assist the Rawlinsville Fire Company on a dwelling fire at 535 Drytown Road in Martic Township.  LCWC additional information  reported a fire in the basement.  58 units arrived and found a fire in the basement and extinguished the same.  Truck 57 arrived, laddered the building and assisted with overhaul and checking for extension, finding some in a wall and floor area of the first floor.  Truck 57 was able to set up in the driveway and placed the bucket to the roof while avoiding a phone cable. 

Engine 574 was transferred to Station 58 after arriving at the fire scene.  All units were in quarters by 1:15 pm.

Thanks to Tom Amico for the photos.


 
   
   
JEFF'S HOME !!!!
Saturday, November 15, 2014 
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Exactly three months from his accident (August 15th), QFD FF Jeff Johnson was able to return home.  Three months of surgeries and rehab has helped Jeff to get out of the medical facilities and back to Northview Drive. 

Today, while Jeff was on his way home, QFD members got together and built him a wheelchair ramp so that he will be able to get into and out of the house (basically so Karen can bring him to the firehouse), and also go to threapy sessions.  The members picked up the wood, broke out the tools and in no time, had a perfect, well built ramp.

Thanks to all of the members who again showed the true QFD brotherhood.

Welcome Home Jeff !!!!!!!!


 
   
   
RESCUE AND TANKER ASSIST 58 ON A BUILDING
Sunday, November 9, 2014 
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At 8:34, the Rescue and Tanker were alerted to assist Rawlinsville Fire Company(58) on a building fire at 635 Lancaster Pike, Providence Township. Responding units were advised of a detached garage on fire with no exposures. On arrival, the Rescue crew was assigned to ventilation. Crews laddered all sides of the building and began cutting a vent hole in the roof and removing windows. The Tanker arrived and set up a nurse tanker operation supplying engine 58-1. Due to a quick knock by the initial engine crew from 58, only 1/4 of the Tanker's 3500 gallons was needed. The company was in service for just over an hour.

 
   
   
2014 TURKEY SHOOT A SUCCESS
Sunday, November 9, 2014 
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The 2nd Annual QFD Turkey Shoot was a complete success!!!! Thanks to everyone who supported the shoot and the gun raffles that we had this fall. The community support was awesome to say the least. All 20 rounds of shooting were sold out, with 81 people shooting for the grand prize shotgun.

The gun winners were as follows:

Savage .270 - Ron Weaver Savage

7mm-.08 - Ray Wimer (donated back to QFD)

Winchester 12 gauge - Randy Fenner

Ruger .243 - Brian Henry

Mossberg 12 gauge (shoot gun) - Bob Prettyman

Again, thanks to everyone who supported this event, and to all our local businesses who helped us along the way.  We look forward to running another gun raffle and turkey shoot in fall of 2015.

Even if we didn't make a dime, having Jeff Johnson visit us for a short time at the station made the night completely worthwhile.


 
   
   
BUILDING FIRE AND A WOODS FIRE
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 
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Today, QFD responded to several working incidents, had the monthly company meeting and also had two members at training.

At 10:43 am, Truck and Rescue 57 were requested on the working fire dispatch to assist the Uni...on Fire Company Station 21 on a fire at the Octoraro Hotel & Tavern on South Third Street in the Borough of Oxford. Both units responded staffed with 14 volunteers, plus several Fire Police Officers responding as well. Truck 57 arrived on the "C" side and the crew went to work assisting with various interior tasks. Rescue 57 arrived on side "A" and assisted as needed. Quick, aggressive work by the first in 21 units contained the fire to the bar/restaurant area, but the area received extensive smoke and heat damage.

As QFD units returned, a trash fire was disptched on Conowingo Road in East Drumore Township. The stand by company, Refton Community FC Rescue 59, responded from Station 57 with Chief 57. Rescue 57 also responded. Units arrived with a trash fire that spead to appx. 1 acre of woods. Multiple mutual aid companies were dispatched to assist, including Robert Fulton, Ralwinsville, Christiana, Bart Township, WIllow Street and Delta. The Truck crew swapped out and responded with Engine 572 to set up a draft site. Tanker 57, Squad 57 and Engine 575 also responded. Companies contained the fire and "mopped up" before returning to station to wash over 1000 feet of hoseline. Thanks to Strasburg and Willow Street for helping us to clean up and get back in service.

But, best of all, before the Rescue left Oxford, the crew dropped by to visit FF Jeff Johnson who is still recovering and rehabbing from his motorcycle crash in August. Like always, Jeff had a smile and was glad to see"the guys". Jeff is getting stronger every day and no doubt will be back riding fire trucks soon


 
Octoraro Hotel & Tavern.  Sam Terry Photo
   Octoraro Hotel & Tavern. Sam Terry
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WORKING VEHICLE FIRE IN EAST DRUMORE TOWNSHIP
Friday, October 31, 2014 
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At 11:48 am, QFD units were sent to 680 Robert Fulton Highway in East Drumore Township for a vehicle fire.  Assistant 57 (J. Welk) arrived and reported a pickup truck fire.  Rescue 57 arrived, stretched the bumper line and quickly extinguished the fire that extended from the engine compartment to the cab.  All units were available by 12:58.


 
   
   
OUR SYMPATHIES TO ROBERT FULTON AND RAWLINSVILLE FIRE COMPANY'S
   
Friday, October 24, 2014 
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Our prayers and sympathy goes out to our brothers and sisters of the Robert Fulton and Rawlinsville Fire Company's as they mourn the loss of one of their active members, Christi Rodgers, in a Firefigher Line of Duty Death that occured early Friday morning.

To those involved, if there is anything that the Quarryville Fire Company can do, please let us know.

You can find information on the viewing and funeral at the following:  

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/volunteer-firefighter-mother-of--month-old-child-dies-responding/article_50a75094-5b78-11e4-93c3-001a4bcf6878.html

and

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/funeral-plans-underway-for-fallen-firefighter/article_e61c2222-5eec-11e4-b70f-0017a43b2370.html


 
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