Lower Southampton Fire Department

TRAINING TRAINING TRAINING!!

To quote a Bill Murray movie which describes this week so far for the Lower Southampton Fire Dept... "Where have you been soldier?"

"Training, sir."

"Training, sir!"

"What kind of training?"

"Army training, sir."

"Army training, sir!"




It has been preached in several "Firehouse" magazine articles, Facebook group topic discussions and within every single firehouse, training.... you need to train ... [ more ]

     



 

Celebrate the Fourth Safely

The grill is hot, food tastes great and the kids are running around with Sparklers awaiting the big booms of fireworks that will rain over the sky come darkness. Lets take a second to recognize some of the concerns of that image.... What safety concerns do you see or think of?!


July 4th is a holiday where many don't think of the dangers, all caught up in the celebration of independence. According to the NFPA, The risk of fireworks injury was highest for young people ages 0-4, f... [ more ]

     


 

4th Of Juy Parade

Shine your trucks, polish your wheels, gather your lawn chairs and chill some brews... it's Parade time!!


This Saturday, July 4th, the Lower Southampton Fire Dept will be participating in two parades. In the morning, Station 6 will be taking their trucks to the Southampton July 4th Parade which runs along Second Street Pike, crossing over Street Rd. Their Parade begins after 9am. Don't forget their Southampton Days fair and fireworks display they hold this week and through the ... [ more ]

   


 

Fire Safety Quiz

It doesn't need to be October or Fire Prevention week to touch up your skills on fire safety. Take the quiz and see where you rank on fire prevention skills and preparedness. Be safe everyone!





http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Fire-Safety-Quiz-Is-Your-Household-Ready


   


 

Thursday Night Training

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1900 Members of the LSFD did a search and rescue drill. Members had to put on their SCBA, then we blacked out their masks so they couldn't see anything. Members had to search a room for a baby, child, and an adult. Everyone did great working through the obstacles and searching fast to make the save. 

     



 

The Dangers of Cold Temperatures and Freezing Pipes

Follow the website to read a great article on the dangers of thawing pipes that have become frozen due to the severe cold temperatures. There has been a large increase in fire calls related to both the improper thawing of frozen pipes as well as burst water pipes in residential and commercial homes.


Help prepare yourself and your home in the case of this danger affecting you and your family. Prevention at its best!


http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-... [ more ]

   


 

Winter Freeze!!

It may be late into the winter season, but the weather sure it hitting hard these next few days. With cold temperatures and some wintery mix weather, be sure to remember some helpful tips that NFPA has put out there to keep you and your family safe and warm.


Bucks County has issued a CODE BLUE effective thru 0700 hrs February 20. Shelter locations are Woodside Presbyterian Church in Lower Makefield, Doylestown Presbyterian Church in Doylestown Boro, and Salem Mennonite Chu... [ more ]

       

Use Home Heating Equipment Safely to Prevent Fires - Put a Freeze on Winter Fires



 

Your Dryer Produces More Than Just Heat...

Household chores.... no one want's to do them. Right? What about if a chore can also be a fire preventative check, keeping your family and house safe? Doesn't sound like a chore anymore no does it?


Pulling your lint traps out regularly and cleaning them thoroughly is a key maintenance tip to help prevent a fire from igniting from the combination of the heat and dust/lint. Without cleaning the trap and vent system, the build up of lint and dust will cause the heat from the dryer... [ more ]

   


 

Congratulations!!

This past general monthly meeting, the membership approved "Life Membership" to another member of the LSFD. Steve Krippel who is Chief of the Fire Department has been active for 15 years at LSFD. Steve has dedicated so much of his time being a leader and role model for the firefighters and members of the department. We applaud him for his service and dedication his community and fellow firefighters.





Recently Deputy Steve Brookes was awarded "Life Membership" as... [ more ]

   


 

You Never Know

Saturday, December 20, 2014   You never know what you are going to need at an emergency call. Today the Lower Southampton Fire Department was called to a brush fire close to the Neshaminy Creek. Upon arrival a large fire consisting of old building timbers and brush surrounding it was seen on the way in. Engine 6 went in service with tank water, but it was uncertain if 750 gallons of water would take care of the job. Field 6 arrived on scene and immediately put the floating pump that is stored in the back into action... [ more ]

     



 
 
 

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