Lower Southampton Fire Department

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 ]

     



 

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!!

"It's the most wonderful time of the year..." No, not because there is snow falling, or the traffic heading to the mall is horrendous... but what to my ears do I hear... the sound of Santa's sirens ringing clear!!


Yes, Santa is coming to our town again to visit the community before the big day! On December 20th, Santa will be escorted through the neighborhoods by the Lower Southampton Fire Dept. Listen for the sirens to announce Santa's arrival to your neighborhood. Santa will ... [ more ]

     



 

Congratulations

Thursday, November 13, 2014  Congratulations to Stephen Brookes on earning his Life Membership with the Lower Southampton Fire Department. To attain Life Membership a Member must server in the Department for 15 active years. This means that they must respond to a percentage of the Emergency calls, attend drills, attend work details, and be active in several other Department activities. This distinction is a great milestone and deserves great respect. Check out the Membership section for the other Life Members of the... [ more ]

   


 

Fire Prevention - It Shouldn't Last Only 31 Days

The importance of Fire Prevention is a topic that can seem like Fire Fighters push hard on to a point where you become tired of hearing it. October is National Fire Prevention Month but it should not just be a focus for four weeks. We need to be conscious of fire prevention 365 - 24/7. With daylight savings time coming up be sure to check your batteries on your smoke detectors but also consider changing your detectors out for new, 10 year warranty smoke detectors; and better yet, smoke detect... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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