Lower Southampton Fire Department

What is that Chill in the Air?

Sunday, August 31, 2014   Getting up in the morning and going out to get the paper may be a little chilling now-a-days. Yes the temperatures are starting to drop. The mornings are coming with that familiar chill in the air. And yes, it is Memorial Day tomorrow, the official "End of Summer". Many of you are going to be grilling, partying, and just hanging out trying to get that last fun day in before the summer really goes away. 

Remember that there are some things that will be happening soon that... [ more ]

   


 

SCHOOLS IN!

Thursday, August 28, 2014   Yes it is that time of year again. The schools are open and our children are taking the bus, and yes some of them are driving, to school every day. Please take a little extra time while you are out and about to keep an eye out for "our" (meaning ALL) children. They can do unexpected movements and often do not think about what that action may do. This also means that our morning and afternoon commutes will include buses that are going to be stopping at every street (or so it seems) and s... [ more ]

   


 

A long Journey

Thursday, August 14, 2014   Every Fire Fighter is required to attend "Fire School" to learn how to safely fight fires. That school is held locally at the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center (either in Doylestown or Bristol) and includes around 200 hours of training and practical exercises. Those that join the Fire Department attend that class, which can be taken in a "straight through" format where the student attends Monday through Friday all day every day for over a month, 2 week days and one weekend day ... [ more ]

   


 

Trainging for the worst

Thursday, July 31, 2014  The LSFD would like to thank JeffSTAT 1 for coming out this evening to assist in our training. The Members had a classroom presentation on the do's and don'ts of setting up a landing zone for a medevac chopper. After that, they all went our, set up the landing zone, and used radios to land the chopper. Many good lessons were learned today and some that were unexpected. To share in those lessons; when you see a medivac chopper coming in, never run to it. That is a key for the pilot to abort al... [ more ]

     



 

Grilling Safety to Remember this Summer Season




   


 

Premise Alert System: Helping Save Lives

We at the Lower Southampton Fire Dept. serve thousands of residents within the Lower Southampton Township and thousands more in the surrounding communities. It is our mission and core to help serve and protect those individuals. We appreciate your support to our cause and function. We ask that you take a second to understand that we all are different yet equal and have the same rights and privileges to each other. We as a Fire Department do not discriminate between gender, age, race or cognit... [ more ]

   


 

What a storm

Tuesday, July 8, 2014   While the storm only lasted a short while, it blew a swath of destruction in front of it. There was a short period of heavy rain, followed by high winds. Those winds are responsible for blowing down trees, snapping power lines, and just reorganizing everyone's back yards. Something to remember when a storm like this hits is to be courteous of those working to keep everyone safe and to restore order to the area afterward. Many of the residents lost power, something we are all to familiar... [ more ]

   


 

Beating the Heat

Monday, June 30, 2014   What do you do when you have a bunch of kids running around and all of a sudden the pool is not available, and the temperature is rising? You call the Fire Department for help! The Dolphin Swim Club had an issue with their pool today and needed a way to cool off the kids in camp for the day. They called the LSFD for help, and we responded! Using the "Deck Gun" and hand held fire hoses, we sprayed down the kids. The kids had a blast and you know what, so did we! It was a pleasure to assi... [ more ]

     



 

Gas line break

Sunday, June 29, 2014   The Lower Southampton Fire Department was called into action for a PECO natural gas line that was hit by a contractor. The contractor had called to have the area marked and even with those marking, hit the pipe. It was not determined if the markings were accurate or not. The pipe ruptured and was ignited by a spark. While this sounds dangerous, it was a blessing in disguise. Why you ask, the gas coming out of the pipe was burning as it left the pipe. If that gas was not burning, it coul... [ more ]

     



 

Learning the ropes of water

Thursday, June 19, 2014   The members of the LSFD conducted training tonight on many of the tasks needed to use the fire trucks and hoses. While this may sound simple, just turn on the water and put the wet stuff on the red stuff right! WRONG, it takes a lot of coordination and thought into fighting fires while using the different types of delivery methods. First off, how much water are you getting from the fire hydrant? Then the driver needs to keep an eye on how much each line if using. When talking about a ma... [ more ]

     



 
 
 

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