Lower Southampton Fire Department

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 ]



Training for all posibilities

Thursday, May 29, 2014   There have been several articles here about training. There is a very good reason for that, we train ALL the time. While we hope that our services are never needed for an emergency, the truth is that we get called regularly for all types of problems. Tonight's drill (training) was done for several reasons. First, the driver of the apparatus was given the opportunity to run the pump and practice with the controls. While this may not seem like much, if you do not practice, you may forget ... [ more ]



Rescue 6 Helps out at Giant

Thursday, May 22, 2014   When the alarms went off, Rescue 6 arrived on scene at the Giant Food Store on Bridgetown Pike. A fire had started in the ceiling of the electrical room and filled the room with smoke. Rescue 6 picked up the fire hydrant and supplied the water needed to extinguish the fire. The damage appeared to be contained to the electrical room, but Giant had to remain closed do to a power outage. 



Spring is here - Be Safe

      Finally spring is here. The snow is gone and the flowers are in bloom. While all this is great and the weather is getting warmer, we all need to think about safety. It has been raining a LOT lately, and this has caused our creeks to rise to high levels over and over. This has moved objects underwater into new locations. If you or your family use the creeks to swim in, please investigate that old swimming hole BEFORE jumping in, there could be something nasty waiting for y... [ more ]



Rescue in Fox Hollow

Sunday, April 27, 2014 16:09  Late in the afternoon, the Members of the LSFD were called into action for a Resident in distress. It appears that he was walking close to the dam in the center of the Fox Hollow Drive and slipped. The Fire Department was called into service because the Resident could not make it back up the steep bank next to the dam. The LSFD used ropes and a Stokes basket to pull him up to safety. He was then transported for evaluation to the hospital with an apparent broken arm and some bumps, bruis... [ more ]



Boat Fire in Lower Southampton Township

Sunday, April 27, 2014 08:22  In the early morning hours, the members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department were called into action to assist the Feasterville Fire Department with an odd call. Yes, there was a boat fire in the township! Both the Rescue and Engine were called into service to supply water to the Engine that Station 1 was using to fight the blaze. The fire is still under investigation and there are no reports of anyone getting injured. In the end it appears that the boat will be a total loss. 



One Busy Weekend

Saturday, April 12, 2014   The Fire Fighters of the LSFD had a very busy weekend. Starting at 4:43 in the morning on Saturday they started out with a fire alarm at the Arbors at Buck Run that ended up being a false alarm. This was followed up by a cover assignment at Station 73, then a wires call where a tree fell on the wires on Wheatsheaf lane. The day was not over yet, at 4 minutes till midnight the members were again called into action to assist a motorist that hit a tree and required the "Jaws of Life" to be... [ more ]



SUV drives into house

Wednesday, April 2, 2014   The members of the LSFD responded to an emergency call for a building collapse. Upon arrival they discovered an SUV that had left the road and driven through a portion of the dining room and almost through the garage. The driver was still in the vehicle and the Fire Fighters had to use the hydraulic spreaders (Jaws of Life) to open the door so the driver could be removed. There were several of the residents home but they were in a different part of the house. They described a loud boom ... [ more ]



Training for the future

Sunday, March 16, 2014   Five Members of the LSFD attended Truck Company Operations I over the past 2 days in order to prepare for the arrival of the Departments next apparatus. This training included the proper setup of ladders for operations during an emergency such as a building on fire, different search and rescue techniques for victims in a building, using different tools to perform tasks that will make it easier to control a fire, and more. While the training was definitely fun and a good learning experie... [ more ]



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