Friday, August 30, 2013
What is carbon monoxide?Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death.Where is CO found?CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems. CO from these sources can build up in enclosed or semi-enclosed spaces. People and animals in these spaces can be pois... [ more ]
Monday, August 19, 2013
Highlights from the quarters fire calls, events, news and community service. Our Quarterly newsletter provides up to date information and news on what is happening in our local community and other useful tips. Happy reading!
Friday, July 26, 2013
Friday evening, fire ripped through an apartment building in
the Racquet Club apartment complex along 413 in Levittown. Engine 6 was called
to cover Station 21 Langhorne Borough when the second alarm was struck. When
the third alarm was struck, Engine 6 was moved to cover Station 8 in Penndel.
Upon the 4th and final addition alarm, Engine 6 was called in for
manpower and overhaul.
Special Service 6 was already on scene as Engine 6’s crew
walked on scene. Engine 6 was unable to pull up to... [ more ]
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:30pm
Station 6 personnel responded late Tuesday night to a Marine
Rescue along the Neshaminy Creek in the Bensalem/Trevose area for two young
boys who were unable to escape the fast moving water after jumping in to take a
swim. These calls are all too familiar to first responders when it comes to the
Neshaminy Creek; it isn’t the first and it won’t be the last unfortunately.
Station 6 responded with the Marine truck and trailer
hauling two dive boats, motors, dive suits and s... [ more ]
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The siren on the truck comes after a phone call reaches the
911 radio room. We can only hope the phone call was placed when the home owners
heard their smoke detectors buzzing allowing them to evacuate the home safely
There are several steps homeowners need to put into practice
in order to have proper fire safety techniques followed. These include fire
escape routes, proper home electronic power stripes and wiring, proper cooking,
proper storage of flammable liquids and gasses... [ more ]
Monday, July 8, 2013
Monday night the Members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department got together and trained on some of the equipment that we hope we never have to use. Dan Walsh trained a group of Members on the hydraulic tools commonly called "The Jaws of Life" and went over what each one is used for. The Members present got the chance to operate the tools while holding them so they understood how they worked. After that overview and hands on training, the Members went across the street to the parking ... [ more ]
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Members of the LSFD learned The Art of Reading Smoke. A great video hosted by Dave Dodson on how the first in officer and firefighters on scene can tell what the smoke means. A good video all firefighters should watch and learn.
Lieutenant and training officer Dan Walsh has been putting together a great year of training for the LSFD members. The members so far have done Swift Water training, Burn Building in Croydon, Ropes and knots, electrical emergencies, Pump Operations, A... [ more ]
Friday, June 14, 2013
On Flag Day 2013 several members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department assisted the Lower Southampton Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) and the Boy Scout Troop 153 in an official Flag Retirement Ceremony. For those that do not know, the proper method of retiring a flag that is no longer serviceable is to respectfully burn it in a ceremony such as this one. During the Ceremony State Representative Frank Farry spoke and commended the VAC on the efforts to coordinate this event. Even thou... [ more ]
On June 7 2013 the Lower Southampton Fire Department held its first ever Beef and Beer event. The members of the Department would like to thank everyone that came out and supported us at this event. Reports were that there was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. This event was a big success and we hope everyone will come out to our next event! There were many raffle baskets up for grabs, a flat screen TV, A "Money Tree" (Scratch Tickets), and several sets of Phillies tickets m... [ more ]
Our Quarterly newsletter has been completed and publish for your reading pleasure. Check out our "Downloads" section and find our May 2013 Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2. Articles include our member(s) highlight section, upcoming events, station/firehouse history and a special article highlighting the life of a firehouse member who recently passed away and how he impacted those who knew him. Happy reading everyone and thanks for visiting!
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