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.

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Quarryville Fire Company Turkey Shoot to be held on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 5 pm.

We held our first Turkey Shoot in 2013, and it went very well. This year, we have made a few slight changes, and we hope it will be even better.

The shoot will be held inside of our fire station, 217 East State Street, Quarryville. We use .22 caliber "bird-shot", shooting at an "X" target. We will have 15 rounds of 25 shooters for the chance to win a turkey *($2,00 a shot), 3 rounds of unlimited shooters for a cash 50/50 ($5.00 a shot), 1 round of unlimited shooters for a gas grill ($3.00 a shot) and 1 round of unlimited shooters for our grand prize, a Mossberg 500 12 gauge Super Turkey shotgun ($5.00 a shot).

Bring the whole family for some good food, great prizes, and a lot of fun.

Also this year, the QFD is having a "One-Gun Raffle" for a chance to win a Savage Trophy Hunter .270 with a Nikon Scope. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Only 500 tickets were printed. See a QFD member to get yours before they are all sold.

Look for our posters going up around town, and check our website and Facebook page for more information closer to the date. We hope to see you come out and support your local Fire Company.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 
Congratulations to FF Carl Cross, wife Meghan and big brother Aiden on the birth of their newest addition, a daughter named Rylee Jacqueline Cross.  Rylee was born today at 9:35 am.  The family is doing great.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 
Thursday night QFD members (with a little help) entered into the annual tug of war contest at the Solanco Fair. FF Donnie Roop organized the team and after a few words of instruction and encouragement, it was off to pull. Six teams were competing for the 1st place prize of $500.00. Team 57 pulled 5 times, winning 3 and losing 2 to the "Heckuva Bunch" team, winning the second prize of $250.00. Thanks to Donnie for organizing the team, and to the pullers, our family and crowd for cheering us on. Thanks also to Musser's Market for donating the prize money. Musser's and the Musser Family have always been big supporters of the QFD. Remember to patronize our local businesses, they do more for the community than most people know.

Team QFD 57
   Team QFD 57
Group photo of Heckuva Bunch and QFD
   Group photo of Heckuva Bunch and QFD
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 
At 9:43 am, while members were taking care of final preparations of the fair stand, Rescue 57 was dispatched to 1837 Susquehannock Drive to assist Rawlinsville FC (58) on a "medical assist". RVFD was dispatched a few minutes earlier with the report of an unknown problem, possibly involving a silo. Deputy 58 and Engine 581 arrived and began a size up, finding a subject unconscious in a silo, appx. 15 feet down from the top. Truck and Rescue 57 arrived, met with 58 Command and began to set up for a rescue. Truck 57 positioned on the rear side of the silo. The crews from both rigs set up the work masks and gas metering equipment. Once at the top of the silo, the crew of Lt. Brian Henry and FF's Curt "Hen" Woerth and Andrew Lavin cut a larger hole in the silo dome cover with a saw. From there, they lowered a ladder into the silo, and while on air, accessed the silo and confirmed that the patient was deceased. The crew packaged the victim in the stokes basket, and the firefighters in the basket of the truck rigged the 4:1 to lift the victim from the silo. Working together, the victim was brought out and secured to the stokes brackets on the truck and lowered to the ground. The two QFD firefighters operated in the silo for 37 minutes. Great work to all QFD and RVFD members, working together to ensure a safe, effective recovery. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the family involved.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 
On Tuesday evening, we were invited to the Bart Township Fire Station, along with the Robert Fulton Fire Company, to participate in some bus rescue drills.  Every year for the last few, the Solanco School District has given us at QFD a bus to cut up and practice on.  This year, Bart Twp. received two of them, so it provided a great opportuint for all three "Solanco" companies to do some training.

Crews went over stabilization, glass removal, entry, lifting and cutting using various means (and some just for fun).  Members used hydraulic tools, electric tools, air bags and hand tools.

Thanks to all of the firefighters that turned out for a fun night of training, especially the QFD members who have a week of Solanco Fair activity ahead.  Thanks to Bart Township for hosting this night, and for the drinks and snacks afterwards, and to Bob Devonshire (Photo 5 Imagery) for the pictures.

You can use this link to see the full set of pictures.

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.

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