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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 
At 9:17 pm, Rescue 57 was dispatched as part of the first alarm assignment with the Rawlinsville Fire Company (58) for a barn fire at 442 River Road in Martic Township.  RVFC units arrived with a working fire in a tobacco-shed type barn.  Tanker 57 was then dispatched to assist with additioanl water.

On scene, the rescue crew assisted with various fireground tasks and overhaul.  Good work by first-in crews saved a large portion of the barn.

Thanks to Bob Devonshire, Photo 5 Imagery, for the photos.

Friday, October 17, 2014 
With the overwhelming support of our very first gun raffle ticket, we have basically sold out in about 2 weeks.  We have had so many people wanting tickets, that we have decided to do another "One Gun Ticket".  This time, it will be for a Savage XP 7mm-08 with a Bushnell 3-9X40 Scope.  Just like the previous ticket, only 500 tickets were printed and they are selling for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. 

See a QFD firefighter to get yours.  We thank you for your support of our gun raffles, and we hope to see you at the Turkey SHoot on November 8th.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
Tonight, over 20 members traveled to the LCFA Pequea Lane Training Facility to drill on Rapid Intervention situations. Rescue 57 runs quite a few RIT responses each year, and members have trained extensively on firefighter rescue.

QFD firefighters first trained on using a hoseline to lift a firefighter. The crew then used our "man through the floor" bag and lifted guys up through the hole in the floor. We also practiced using an attic ladder and our DRD device in our coats. Finally, crews drilled on using a roof ladder to remove a FF from a first floor window.

While we were at Pequea Lane, another four members were taking MOD 3 in essentials at LCPSTC.

Thanks to all of the members who trained tonight on this most important topic. NGLB - Nobody Gets Left Behind.

Thanks to Bart Township and Rawlinsville for standing by and handling a trash fire for us while we were out

Thursday, October 9, 2014 
Just as Engine 574 and crew were at the intersection of State Street and Lime Street coming home from fire safety, the pre-alert went out for a building fire at the Buck Company, 897 Lancaster Pike in Providence Township. The crew quickly returned to the station, swapped rigs and responded with Truck 57, Engine 574 and Tanker 57. Deputy 58 (Rich Fuhrman) arrived with a fire in a dust collection bin inside the plant. The bin contained metal dust and shavings from the Buck's foundry process.

Engine 581 stretched a line inside and Truck 57 set up to the roof to check for fire around the roof line of the bin vent. No fire was found outside, but Engine 574's officer found high heat spots in the bin using the Thermal Imaging Camera. The fire was contained and extinguished, with crews clearing in about an hour.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 
At 1:04 pm, QFD and LEMSA were dispatched to the area of the 1300 block of Noble Road in Colerain Township for a vehicle accident with rollover. Chief Engineer Brion arrived, corrected the address to the 400 block of Bartville Road and reported a female and two children involved with injuries. Rescue 57 and Engine 572 arrived with the crew assisting with patient care and depowering the vehicle. Christiana EMS was added to assist as the second BLS unit. QFD units were in service 1 hour.

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.

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