Lower Southampton Fire Department

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 ]

   


 

Thank you for your Support

Saturday, March 15, 2014   The Officers and Members of the LSFD would like to thank everyone that came to our Beef and Beer to support our station. We believe that everyone had a great time and there were many door prizes, and raffle baskets that were won this evening. Congratulations to all of our winners! All in all this event was a great success and we hope to see you at our next one! We would like to give a BIG thank you to KirkO for providing live music and entertainment throughout the night! You guys ROCK!&... [ more ]

     



 

Car fire at Leaps N Bounders

Thursday, March 13, 2014   The members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department responded to a call for a car on fire at 20:33 on Thursday night. Upon arriving on scene, the vehicle was showing fire from under the hood. The crew of the Marine unit used a dry chemical fire extinguisher to keep the fire under some control till the Engine arrived on scene. Upon arrival the Engine crew opened the hood and extinguished the fire. Thankfully no one was injured in this incident and the fire was kept in the engine compart... [ more ]

   


 

A Sad Day

Sunday, March 9, 2014   It was a sad day in Lower Southampton today when a young man decided to take his own life through chemical suicide. This method has become popular because of the ease of finding the instructions, and has been widespread by the media through incidents like this one. The Members of the LSFD were called into action to keep others safe in the early hours of the morning. A smell of rotten eggs was noticed by a neighbor who did the right thing and dialed 911. Upon arrival on the scene a note ... [ more ]

   


 

Caling all Traffic Control Personnel

Saturday, March 8, 2014   When the pager goes off, it is not always for fire alarms or vehicle crashes. This time it was for Traffic Control and the need was great. Do to an incident that was ongoing, when an incident becomes large, or lasts for an extended time, the need for traffic or crowd control can become great. On this day, two calls came out for these Members as there was a need to cordon off a large area on a Saturday morning when everyone was starting to move about. These Members are not always recogni... [ more ]

   


 

Vehicle Rescue

Friday, February 28, 2014  The LSFD was called into action today for a vehicle rescue. The call came in for a vehicle that rolled over and the person was in need of assistance. The initial call came in for the intersection of Maple Ave and Bridgetown Pike. When the Chief arrived at that location there was no vehicle. Further investigation found the vehicle a short distance up Bridgetown Pike laying on its side. The driver was still inside of the vehicle and could not get out. Members of the LSFD, in conjunction with st... [ more ]

   


 
 
 

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