Lower Southampton Fire Department

One Busy Holiday!


Monday, May 28, 2012  Memorial Day was a busy day for the members of Lower Southampton Fire Department (LSFD) and the Feasterville Fire Company (FFC). The day started off around 6am with a Fire Alarm at the Lower Southampton Village shopping center, E. Street Rd. which turned into a dispatched building fire as Lower Southampton Police Department (LSPD) arrived and found Cold Stone Creamery filled with smoke. FFC had to force open the front doors and found an electrical issue at one of the freezers. FFC then prepared to participate in the Langhorne parade while LSFD was dispatched to Boston Ave. for a smell of Propane outside. This investigation found a leaking valve on an under ground propane tank. Bensalem E-222 also responded and assisted. Crews established a water curtain in order to keep the propane gas fumes down and were able to secure the leaking valve. Crews were able to get a break until call number three came in for a reported traffic crash at the intersection of Street Rd. and Central Ave. where a vehicle was overturned and the occupant entrapped. Emergency crews were able to get the occupant freed and medical care was provided by Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad crews. The Lower Southampton Township Police are investigating the crash. As the crews were clearing, call number 4 came in for a reported vehicle fire at Bridgetown Pike and Bristol Rd. FFC and LSFD arrived and found an SUV with its engine compartment on fire. The vehicle was close to the building of Hank and Son's Auto Repair. The crews quickly went into service and extinguished the vehicle fire before it caused any damage to the business. FM-243 arrived and is investigating the cause of the fire. Call number 5 for the day was a malfunctioning fire alarm at the Assumption BVM School and Parish. This call was handled by LSFD. Following the days events, the Members continued on with their Memorial Day events and picnic's.  Written by: Stephen Brookes, Deputy Chief