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.


WATER DRILL 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 
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On Tuesday evening, QFD hosted another "Solanco Water Drill". Planned and prepared by Chief Engineer Wayne Brion, the drill consisted of a tanker shuttle, dump and fill site. The goal was to flow 250 gpm, increasing as the evening went on, uninterrupted. Luckily, with this training, not everything went right. At our dry hydrant on N. Church Street, we found that the pvc pipe and fitting was leaking, causing air to enter, thus making it very difficult to get and maintain a draft. This was overcome by some street smart tactics (also known as duct tape). This is a trick some us learned from www.gotbigwater.com. Once the air leak was solved, water was flowing and tankers were filled at a rate of about 1000 gpm. From there on, everything went as planned. Having issues pop up like this in training is better than during an actual emergency. It gives us a chance to use skills rarely used and to find faulty tools and equipment. Thanks to all of the mutual aid companies that attended: Bart Twp., Rawlinsville, Refton, Robert Fulton and Christiana and Cochranville.

 
   
   
PROM PROMISE
Friday, May 20, 2016 
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As in many years past, QFD members participated in the annual Prom Promise at the Solanco High School. The Solanco Prom is this Saturday evening. Again this year, several students participated as "victims" in the two-vehicle accident. QFD crews cut apart the vehicles to extricate the victims. FF Kevin Singles narrated the event and let the students know what was happening as it occurred. We always look forward to the interaction with the students and hope that they will think before driving distracted or impaired. Leave the phones at home and don't drink and drive. To all of the students attending Prom: Have a great time and be safe!!!

 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN NEW PROVIDENCE
Monday, May 16, 2016 
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At 7:10 pm, QFD Engine 574, Truck, Rescue and Tanker 57 were dispatched to assist the Refton Community Fire Company (59) on a house fire at 138 Pennsy Road in Providence Township. 59 Chiefs arrived with smoke showing from a 2 story dwelling with a 1 story addition. Truck 57 arrived after Rescue 59 and set up on side "D", throwing ladders to all sides and putting the aerial to the roof. Other QFD units arrived and assisted on the interior or on the roof. The metal roof had to be removed to expose all the fire extension. The main fire was in the attic that possibly spread from the chimney. QFD units operated for 2 hours. Thanks to Tom Amico and several QFD members for the photos.

 
   
   
WORKING VEHICLE FIRE IN COLERAIN TOWNSHIP
Thursday, May 12, 2016 
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At 2:14 pm Rescue 57 was dispatched to 113 Stuart Run Rd. for a vehicle fire. Rescue 57 and Tanker 57 arrived to find a well off minivan along the side of the roadway. The fire was quickly put under control. Units were on scene for 40 minutes. Photo credit goes to Wayne Brion.

 
   
   
DWELLING FIRE IN QUARRY RIDGE
Sunday, May 8, 2016 
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At 10:03 am sunday morning, QFD along with mutual aid from Bart Township (51), Refton (59) and Willow street (50) were dispatched to 128 North Summit Avenue for a reported "Dwelling". While enroute all units were advised to stage out per the police department. Shortly after units arrived at the staging area Chiefs 57-1, 57-2 and PSP checked for any active fire inside the dwelling. After no active fire was found the incident was held to station 57. Rescue 57, Truck 57, Tanker 57 were on the scene until approximatly 10:45, while Engine 57-2 and Fire police stayed in the area to assist the police department with an investigation until 3:43 pm. Thanks to all the residence in Quarry Ridge for their support while we were staging in the area for almost 6 hours. Thanks to Bart Township for standing by and also to Bob Devonshire for the pictures.

 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN DRUMORE TOWNSHIP
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 
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At 10:16 pm, QFD was dispatched to assist the Robert Fulton Fire Company on an "outbuilding" fire at 1450 Harmony Ridge Drive in Drumore Township. On response of the 89 Chiefs, the response was upgraded to a barn fire due to additional information received. Deputy Chief 89 (Barto) arrived with a fully involved 40'X40' barn. Engine 89-1 laid the 800' driveway while 58 units set up the water supply operation. Truck 57 set up and once a water supply was established, flowed onto the top level of the barn, knocking most of the fire down quickly. Hand lines were then used to finish up the mop-up and overhaul. Engine 572 and Rescue 57 set up the tanker fill site at Furniss Rd. and Fishing Creek Hollow Road. The Company was back in station and cleaned up by 2:00 am. Thanks to Bart Township and Christiana for the stand by.

 
   
   
THANK YOU MARTIN'S APPLIANCE
   
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 
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On Tuesday evening before training, the Quarryville Fire Company received a very nice gift from a local business.

The QFD Special Division was in search of a grill for the station for the members to use and for special events like the turkey shoot. Martin's Appliance, a local Quarryville business heard about this and took action. Martin's donated a Traeger wood pellet grill and all the accessories (shelves, pellets, cover, rubs and bbq sauce). They also provided chicken wings, chips and drinks for the members to show how the grill operates.

This will be a wonderful addition to the station, and when the building project is completed, we will have a place specifically for it. This will help us increase our funds during fund raisers and will help our Special Division in making food for meals and fire calls.

Thanks to Martin's Appliance for this great donation. When looking for anything appliance, grills or furniture, visit their Quarryville store at 2318 Beaver Valley Pike New Providence. Keep your business local, because it is the local businesses that keep the Solanco Community together.

http://www.martinsappliance.com


 
FIRST DUE WORKING FIRE IN TANGLEWOOD
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 
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At 2:24 pm on Tuesday, QFD with mutual aid from Rawlinsville (58) and Willow Street (50) were dispatched to 3 Timberline Drive in East Drumore Township for an outbuilding fire. Lt. 572 (Bachman) arrived on the scene with a shed on the ground, a playground set and some woods and trees on fire.

Engine 574, Tanker 57, Truck 57 and Engine 572 (w/18 ff's) arrived with E4 stretching two lines and attacking the fire and the woods. Tanker 57 supplied E4 and the crews from the Truck and E2 assisted with fire attack and overhaul. The crews from 58 and 50 assisted with overhaul and removing 2 large trees. Robert Fulton Tanker 89 was added to the assignment for additional water.

The fire was placed under control at 3 pm. Engine 575 was called for and responded for additional brush equipment. This was one of 3 outbuilding fires for the day that the Company handled, along with a fire alarm and a person that fell that we responded to in Quarryville when we were cancelled from the fire alarm.

Thanks to all the mutual aid companies, and to Tom Amico for the pictures


 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN EAST NOTTINGHAM TWP. CHESTER COUNTY
Monday, April 18, 2016 
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At 11:36 am, Truck and Rescue 57 were dispatched to assist the Union Fire Company on the working fire assignment for a dwelling fire at 178 Woodland Road in East Nottingham Township. First in Union units found a 2.5 story wood-frame house well involved. Truck and Rescue 57 (with 14 ff's) arrived with the Truck crew going to work assisting in fire attack and opening up. Rescue 57, along with Cochranville Rescue 27 set up the Rapid Intervention Companies. Crews worked throughout the early afternoon extinguishing and overhauling the burned-out house. Multiple ladders and tools were used by both the Truck and Rescue crews. The Company was back in station by 3 pm, with another 30 minutes of cleanup. Thanks to Tanker 52-1 for standing by and handling a fire alarm in our district.

 
   
   
WORKING FIRE IN MT. NEBO
Sunday, April 17, 2016 
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At 1:20 am, Truck and Rescue 57 were dispatched to assist Rawlinsville FC on a house fire at 364 Steinman Farm Road in Martic Township. LCWC reported an electrical fire with all occupants out of the structure. Chief 58 (Strickler) arrived with a 2.5 story house with smoke showing from the roof. Further investigation revealed fire in the walls on the side of the dwelling. Engine 581 arrived and deployed handlines inside. Truck and Rescue 57 arrived with the Truck crew clearing the ladder bed and laddering all sides. The Rescue crew was sent to work on opening up. The Truck inside crew assisted interior, making the attic to assist in extinguishment. The Truck roof crew made the roof but did not open it due to the fire being knocked down. Engine 574's crew assisted with overhaul. Crews remained on the scene for 2 hours helping with overhaul and cleaning up. Rescue 57 also filled air cylinders. The Company was back in quarters by 4 am. Thanks to Bart Township and Union FC for the stand by. The Company also ran a medical assist during this run.

 
   
   
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