Karen Dickerson | July 24, 2020
Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community recently donated $10,000 to the Quarryville Fire Company for the purchase of new rescue tools to be used for vehicle, industrial, and farm rescues. The tools will increase the department’s efficiency and capabilities. The old tools were operated by a gas powered, hydraulic portable pump and were cumbersome to deploy and operate. With the new battery powered tools, firefighters can simply grab the tool with the pre-connected battery and go. There are no hoses to untangle and no engine to worry about. The tools can be used in places that the older tools could not, for instance, in a multi-story residential facility where there is concern about carbon monoxide levels.
“On behalf of the Quarryville Fire Company I would like to thank you for your generosity and willingness to help us purchase our new rescue tools,” Welk said. “QPRC’s continued support is greatly appreciated!”
“Quarryville is blessed to have a dedicated group of firefighters and we are honored to be able to support them and our community,” said Robert B. Hayward, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of QPRC.