Yearly Archives

Monthly Call Volume

2012:486
2013:422
2014:568
2015:456
2016 YTD:508
Jan:58
Feb:40
Mar:40
Apr:45
May:38
June:36
July:50
Aug:29
Sept:33
Oct:39
Nov:46
Dec:54

Passing of a Past Chief

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Past Chief, Past President, life member, and fire company icon Charles “Charlie” Croft, Jr. on January 10, 2017 at age 85. Charlie joined the company in 1948 and served 15 years as Chief, as well as one year as President. He was a member for 68 years and was often spotted in uniform on the 4th of July, both in the parade and cheering us on.

Charlie certainly left his mark on the company, acquiring new air packs for the members and pursuing newer and better trucks and equipment. While serving as Chief the company acquired its first Rescue truck – as well as the “Jaws of Life”, an updated version of which the members still use today – and the first aerial in Southampton, a Snorkel. Charlie was also a driving force behind the initiation of the fire hydrant system in town as well as a more modernized radio system. Chief Croft instituted line officers (Captains, Lieutenants, and Engineers) in a structure still in place today, and started the junior firefighter program responsible for developing countless members throughout the years.

Charlie made a difference not only in Southampton, but county-wide as well. He was instrumental in the foundation of the Bucks County Fire School (now the Public Safety Training Center), and served as a trustee for the school for over 20 years. He was also active in the Bucks County Fireman’s Association and Bucks County Fire Chief’s Association (now merged).

Above everything though, we remember Charlie’s mentorship and guidance. He was influential in the development of several generations of firefighters and many past chiefs and officers remember his guiding hand.

Funeral services will be held Monday evening and Tuesday. Exact details will be announced.

Charlie (center) showing off the company’s new air packs

Charlie (center) showing off the company’s new air packs

Charlie on the left sitting on the Snorkel

Charlie on the left sitting on the Snorkel

Charlie never missed a July 4th parade

Charlie never missed a July 4th parade

Charlie on the Company's 100th anniversary in 2009

Charlie on the Company’s 100th anniversary in 2009

Santa Comes to Town!

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 17, (rain date: Sunday, December 18), 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 candy canes to you kids. But don’t run out into the street. Just stand on your lawn; Santa’s helpers will greet you there.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

2016 Fire Prevention Open House

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Come join us Thursday, October 13th for our annual Fire Prevention Open House.

Children can meet Sparky and demonstrate fire safety skills for the chance to win prizes.

The fun starts at 6:30PM and lasts until 8:30PM at our station located at the corner of Street Rd and Churchville Rd.

We hope to see you there!

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Southampton Fire Company July Events

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JULY 4th SOUTHAMPTON DAY
Celebrating Independence Day!
Monday July 4, 2016

8:30am
Baby Parade forms at Firstrust Bank

9:30 – 11:30am
Southampton Days Parade
Parade forms at Jaymor Rd and precedes North on
Second St. Pike to Klinger Middle School

More Info: http://www.southamptondays.com/

2016 Fair & Entertainment Schedule
Fair opens daily at 6:00pm

Weeklong Wristbands will be on sale for $40.00 during the fair

Monday July 4th
9:30 am – Sam Costantini Annual 4th of July Parade
FAIR OPENS @ 6pm
7:30pm – Midway Stage “Bonehead”
www.boneheadlive.com
Sponsored Village Auto Body
7:30pm – Klinger Fireworks Stage “All SOULed Out Band”
www.allsouledoutband.com
Sponsored by MAC Medical Gases. Inc.
9:30pm – FIREWORKS!

Tuesday July 5th
6:00pm – 2nd Annual Dog Show
6:30pm – “The Friendly Farm Animal Petting Zoo”
www.sleepyhollowponies.com
7:00 -10:00pm – Family Night All Rides $20.00 per person
7:00pm- Lion’s Grove “Polish American String Band” www.polishamericanstringband.com
Sponsored by ZEO Brothers Productions, Inc.
8:30pm – Midway Stage “River of Dreams”

Wednesday July 6th
6:30pm – Midway Stage “Puppets Pizzazz” www.puppetspizzazz.com
7:00pm – Lion’s Grove “Warminster Symphony Orchestra”
Sponsored by the Friends of Tamanend Park www.friendsoftamanend.org
8:30pm – Midway Stage “Zydeco-a-Go-Go” www.zydecoagogo.com

Thursday July 7th
6:30pm – Lions Grove 7th Annual Talent Show
7:00 -10:00pm – Family Night All Rides $20.00 per person

Friday July 8th
6:30pm “The Amazing Larry Vee”
Juggling, Hula-Hoop, Unicycle & Pogo Stick Tricks
7:30pm – Lions Grove “Southampton Community Band”

Sponsored by the Friends of Tamanend Park www.friendsoftamanend.org
8:30pm – Midway Stage “Great Big House”
www.greatbighouse.us

​Saturday July 9th
3:00pm “Coach & Power Tool BINGO”
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
6:30pm “Eddy Ray Magic Show”
www.eddyraymagic.com
7:00pm – Lion’s Grove “Tri-County Band” www.tricountyband.org
7:30pm – Midway Stage “Identity Crisis”
Sponsored by MAC Medical Gases. Inc.
8:00 pm – Pie Eating Contest
Sponsored by GIANT of Southampton