At 6:43 am Wednesday morning, QFD was alerted for a vehicle accident stand by at 124 East State Street in Quarryville Borough, and also at 1300 May Post Office Road in Eden Township. The accident in Eden Township was a previous accident with no injuries and the Company was cancelled. The accident on East State Street was not so easy.
Units arrived to find a pickup truck into a house with serious structural damage. EMS checked the victims and fortunately they had no injuries. QFD members secured the scene while QFD Fire Police directed traffic in the area. Command 57 consulted the Lancaster County Rescue Task Force on any shoring that needed done before the vehicle was moved. The Company stood by while the vehicle was removed and awaited codes enforcement. The company was in service 2 hours.
Thanks to the Quarryville Family Restaurant for the breakfast sandwiches that were donated to the volunteers.
Also, we have to post this:
**** We just need to clarify some comments that were put on some other social media sites earlier today about this accident.
It was very icy in the area, but the ice was not caused by Quarryville Fire Company. The water was coming from an adjacent property and entered State Street via the shared driveway at the firehouse. The water was not from QFD property.
We did host training on Tuesday night, however, it was classroom CPR training, and no water was “sprayed around” creating any ice. We also wash our vehicles inside the bays during winter, and our drains enter the public wastewater system (and no rigs were washed this week yet). We would sincerely hope that people would know that we are in the business of protecting our community, not putting anyone in danger by creating icy conditions. Most of our members have been on tragic incidents that were caused by icy roadways.
It is unfortunate that we have to put up disclaimers such as this, but we just want our friends and followers to know that we would not, and will not, place anyone in our community in harms way.
If you need any further clarification, please feel free to let us know. And, we thank all of those that continue to support our Company and defend us in every way. Thank You!!
Pictures by Tom Amico