Monthly Call Volume

2012:486
2013:422
2014 YTD:489
Jan:58
Feb:114
Mar:42
Apr:44
May:38
Jun:41
Jul:49
Aug:31
Sep:25
Oct:47

Thanksgiving Safety

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when you are cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot foods and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electic cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Have activities that keep kids out of the kitchen during this busy time. Games, puzzles or books can keep them busy. Kids can get involved in Thanksgiving preparations with recipes that can be done outside the kitchen.
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Turkey Fryer Safety

NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that cook the turkey in hot oil. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries and the destruction of property.

The Dangers of Turkey Fryers

  • – Hot oil may splash or spill during the cooking. Contact between hot oil and skin could result in serious injury.
  • – A hot oil spill can happen with fryers designed for outdoor use using a stand. The fryer could tip over or collapse causing the hot oil to spill.
  • – Newer countertop units using a solid base appear to reduce this risk.
  • – NFPA does not believe the risks of either type of turkey fryer to be acceptable because of the large amount of hot oil involved and the speed and severity of burns.
  • – In deep frying, oil is heated to temperatures of 350° Fahrenheit or more. Cooking oil is combustible. If it is heated above its cooking temperature, its vapors can ignite.
  • – Propane-fired turkey fryers must be used outdoors. They are very popular for Thanksgiving. Many parts of the country may have rain or snow at this time of year. If rain or snow hits the hot cooking oil, the oil may splatter or turn to steam, leading to burns.
  • – Turkeys must be completely thawed before placing in the fryer, because a partially thawed turkey will cause the oil to splatter causing serious burns.
  • – The fryers use a lot of oil, about five gallons. Considering the size and weight of the turkey, extreme caution must be taken when placing and removing the turkey from the fryer to be sure its is not dropped back into the fryer, splattering the oil on the chef.
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Southampton Fire Company Welcomes Their New Ladder

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.

 

Looking for Old Photos

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 photos@southamptonfire.com. We wish to only copy them, and you may retain ownership.

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