Ladder 2 is the second-out piece for structure fires within Southampton and responds to many neighboring towns as part of mutual aid agreements. It is a 2014 Rosenbauer Viper 78’ Aerial with a Cummins ISX15 500 HP Diesel Engine and a 15kw PTO Onan generator.
Ladder 2 features seating capabilities for 7 firefighters and is equipped with a full complement of ground ladders, power saws, hand tools, and a thermal imaging camera.
In addition to serving as a ladder company, the truck also has the capability to serve as an engine if needed, carrying 600′ of 5″ supply hose and a complement of attack hoses for fire suppression. Ladder 2’s aerial device also has a prepiped waterway to flow water for larger fires.
Southampton Fire Company is looking for old photographs of its fire trucks, building or members before the date of 1950. If you have any please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish to only copy them, and you may retain ownership.
Southampton Fire Company would like to honor:
Tom McCullough Jr. 2013 – Fire Fighter of the Year
Tom Brown Jr. – 2013 Junior Fire Fighter of the Year
Al Ciment – 2013 President’s Award
Ladder 2 has been sold to Washington Hook & Ladder a volunteer fire company serving the residents of Mahanoy City, Pa. Ladder 2 joined the Southampton Fire Company in 1997 and has provided over 15 years of service. Southampton Fire Company is waiting delivery of our new ladder truck from Rosenbauer due in this July. Neighboring ladder trucks will assist Southampton while we are awaiting the delivery of the new ladder.
April 2nd 2014 @ 19:15
Rescue Box 6 – 32 for a Building Collapse.
Rescue 2 and Utility 2 with Collapse trailer were dispatched along with the Bucks County Technical Rescue Task Force to assist Lower Southampton Fire Company on a Building Collapse. First arriving units report a SUV crashed into the home with 1 person trapped and 2 children that were removed by neighbors. Rescues 6 was able to extricate the driver just as Rescue 2 arrived on the rescue grounds. Everyone in the SUV was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one in the home was injured. Members of the Task Force preformed emergency shoring of the dwelling.
On February 22nd, at 9:36 AM, Station 2 was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the area of Cybus Way and Redwood Drive. Battalion Chief 2 was on location with a well involved engine compartment in the roadway with no exposures. Rescue 2 extinguished the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Its been a long couple of days for the volunteers at Southampton Fire Company. Throughout the storm, we totaled 75 calls for emergencies related to ice and snow. The members are very proud that we are able to provide outstanding service to our neighbors, despite many of us having lost power ourselves. In the coming days, there is a call for another heavy snow storm. We ask all residents to look at the hydrants in their yards and adopt them for snow removal. Below are two photos showing an approved clean out and a rejected clean out. Please take the time to adopt your local hydrant and clear out around it after the storm to make our job much easier. In the event of an emergency, every second counts… no one should get hurt because a hydrant wasn’t shoveled out.
Hey Kids! Santa Claus will take a quick break from his Christmas preparations and make one last check of his naughty and nice list in Southampton. On Saturday, December 21, 2013 (rain date: Sunday, December 22), members of the Southampton Fire Company will escort Santa around town on a fire truck between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Listen for the sirens and horns on your street, and be sure to come outside and greet him. Santa’s helpers will give out candycanes to you kids. But don’t run out into the street. Just stand on your lawn; Santa’s helpers will greet you there.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.