At 10:30 am Sunday, Truck 57 with a crew of 5 responded to assist York County Airville FC on a house fire on River Toad in Lower Chanceford Township. Units arrived to find a fire that was most likely caused by an electrical issue. A tree had fallen on and brought down wires.
The Truck crew had to take ladders and tools through the woods around the hot wires, and assisted in the 1st floor and basement containing the fire in the floor area. Once the power was disconnected, final overhaul was completed.
The Truck was in service 2 hours. Thanks to Tom Amico for some of the photos.
At 12:29 pm Sunday, QFD and mutual aid from Union FC and Bart Township FC were alerted for a house fire on Woodside Drive in Colerain Township. While responding, LCWC advised of multiple 911 calls indicating a working fire.
Lt. 572 arrived and confirmed a one-story modular with a walk-out basement with fire through the roof.
Engine 574 stretched a line to the front door and began fire attack with Engine 21-2. Tanker 57 was the nurse tanker and supplied the scene. Truck 57 backed in from Kirkwood Pike and the crew assisted with opening up. Additional units worked on fire attack, water supply or RIT.
The incident was placed under control by Deputy 57 at 1:05 pm with companies remaining on scene doing salvage and overhaul until 2:45 pm.
QFD and mutual aid fire police controlled traffic in the area, and the QFD Special Division provided drinks and snacks. Gap FC Engine 421 and Christiana FC Tanker 52 covered our station.
Please keep the family involved in your thoughts as they lost a lot of their possessions.
Thank you for your service to our nation !!!
QFD Volunteers were invited to the story hour at the Quarryville Library on Wednesday as part of Fire Prevention Week. The members went over some basic fire safety, smoke detector usage and let the kids look and and climb on Engine 574.
Thanks to the Library for the invite.
The 2022 Fall Fund Drive is out. If you live or own property in our first due, you should receive one of these packets. Please consider contributing to help provide fire and rescue service to your community.
QFD is a 100% volunteer fire company which relies on donations and contributions to provide the services that you deserve.
Volunteers are also needed. Stop in any Tuesday evening and see how you can help.
Coming up in October is the 6th Annual QFD Trunk or Treat! This year it will be on Sunday October 16th from 2 pm to 4 pm at Memorial Park (297 Park Avenue, Quarryville). The rain date will be October 23rd.
Like always, there will be many local businesses, residents and others that will be set up and have bucket loads of candy and treats. It is sure to be a great time as always.
If you would like to bring a vehicle and participate in the trunk or Treat, or would like to sponsor it in any way, please see the info at the bottom of the flyer.
Congratulations to Firefighters Ryan Welk, Ryan “Big Country” Slauch, Allison Herr and Dallas Talsma for completing Basic Firefighting at the Delaware State Fire School. These members dedicated the last 3 weekends to starting to build their training knowledge and experience. They all took off work and time with family to better themselves, our company and our community.
Now it’s time to put all those skills to work !
QFD members have attended DSFS for over 30 years and have gotten some really great training and super fun memories. Come join our team and you can do this to.
Never forget the sacrifices and the tragedies that occurred 21 years ago, September 11, 2001, and all those that still carry the pain and illness from that day.
Friday Septembrr 9th is our annual Fall Boot Drive from 3 pm to 6 pm at the intersection of West State Street and West Fourth Street at the “West End” of Quarryville.
We hope to see you there !
On Tuesday afternoon, Chief 572 was sent to Providence Township to investigate a cat in a tree. Truck 57 was later called for. On arrival, the angle of departure on the driveway was too steep for the Truck, and with the cat still 50′ up in the tree, Truck 57-2 was called for. Actually, it is our old 1981 Mack Aerialscope that was sold on 2003, and then bought back by two QFD members last year.
The “Scope” was able to access the driveway and set up, rescuing the previously mentioned cat.
Some of the members who helped were only in elementary school when the Scope was sold, so it was a fun trip back in time.