Ever wonder what it takes to become a Fire Fighter? Well ask any of the new Members of the LSFD and they will tell you, it takes a LOT of hard work and training, over 190 hours of it at the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center! Yes that is ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY hours! That training includes basic commands, the knowledge of the tools of the trade, basic fire suppression skills, and much more. It starts out slow, usually with a bunch of Power Point slides and classroom instruction.... [ more ]
Here are some great cooking tips to keep in mind this holiday weekend. So many fires around this time are caused due to cooking mishaps. Take extra precaution when cooking your Thanksgiving meals by reading the tips provided in this file! Have a happy, healthy and SAFE Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department would like to congratulate the Neshaminy Girls Soccer team for their win for the State Finals!!!! Excellent Job! On Saturday Morning Engine 6 and the Command vehicle made their way to the Neshaminy High School to see off the Girls when they left for Harrisburg. Those that made that trip in the morning would like to think that they added a little bit of luck to the team (although skill had a lot to do with the win). The Engine and Comm... [ more ]
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Officers and Members would like to Congratulate Firefighter Greg Spector and his wife on the birth of their baby girl Lilyanna Grace. Another small addition to the LSFD Family. Best wishes to you guys and your whole family.
With the coming cooler temperatures brings the first frost, seeing your breath and... brace yourself... SNOW; we all must consider what these temperatures bring other than the shivers. The National Fire protection Agency has created a tip sheet to educate you on the proper precautions to take to prepare you, your family and your home for these freezing temperatures. The fire department typically see's a rise in fire call during the winter months due to the use of fire places, furnaces, space ... [ more ]
Here is a link to a great video on the topic of Fire Safety including Grease Fires, Fire Extinguishers, Escape plans and tools, car accident/fire escape techniques and tools and understanding the importance of knowing how to escape any building you are in, in the case of a fire like a hotel. You may not be aware of the fire escape exits if you are not regularly in a building, so remembering the layout of the building and where the exits are located is a very important strategy. You may not be... [ more ]
Monday, September 16, 2013 7 PM to 9
Come on out and join the Members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department at Bruster's Ice Cream on Brownsville Road. We are going to bring our trucks and will be showing them off for everyone. Bring the kids, take some pictures of them in the Fire Trucks, enjoy some ice cream, and just have a great night mingling with the Fire Fighters! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
When you walk into a room and smell something funny, you may not realize what it is, or what it could mean. Some of you may notice it as the arcing smell of electricity, others may just think it is a "little" smokey smell. Many people may think that it is nothing to worry about. Think again! The pictures below are taken of a light switch that went bad. The initial sign that this switch was bad was a small smell when the light was turned on. That smell turned into a slight flickering of ... [ more ]
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department got together to train on a task that we hope we never have to use. That task is for basic vehicle rescue, the art of removing a person from a vehicle that has been involved in a crash. We practiced with many types of tools, from basic high jacks, wood blocking, hand tools, and hydraulic tools. Each tool has its purpose and a time for use. Every member of the Department that showed up from the newest member to the most experienced for ... [ more ]
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