Lower Southampton Fire Department


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 ]



Halloween Safety Tips

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  Halloween is a time for the kids to have fun, dress up, knock on their neighbors' doors and see who gets the most candy. Sounds like fun to any child; sounds risky to a parent or adult. Children may not understand the dangers or risks that are involved during tick or treating, such as is their costume reflective for traffic to see them? Are they carrying flashlights to help see where they are walking and also help traffic see them? Are they traveling in groups with a chaperone?

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Lower Southampton Fire Prevention

Saturday, October 11, 2014 12-4pm October is around the corner. Yes, October, the beginning of Fall, the holiday of Halloween, colder weather, leaves changing, the days getting shorter.... But most importantly, October is Fire Prevention and Safety month. If you haven't already, October is your reminder to check/change your smoke detector and batteries. Consider (if you haven't already) purchasing wireless interconnected smoke detectors at your local home improvement store. Check your household fire extinguisher. Is it out of... [ more ]



Vehicle Fire Simulator Training

Monday, September 15, 2014   Some of the Members of the LSFD went to Ivyland Fire Department to partake in some training on the Vehicle Fire Simulator from the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center. This simulator provides a safe environment to train on how to handle a vehicle fire. The video here shows Seniz Warner, Kevin Jurgelewicz, and Greg Spector "putting out" the fire. This simulator works off of propane and while it is controlled can still push fire from under the hood and trunk lids. Watch as they wor... [ more ]



Pancake Breakfast

 Come on out and join the LSFD for a Pancake breakfast on 28 Sep at the Neshaminy Activity Center on Brownsville Road. Hope to see you there!. 



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 Labor 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 ne... [ more ]




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 result in. 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)... [ 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 several different scheduling options. There is a "straight through" format where the student attends Monday through Friday all day every day for... [ 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 out, 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 pi... [ more ]



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