Monthly Call Volume

2012:486
2013:422
2014 YTD:337
Jan:58
Feb:114
Mar:42
Apr:44
May:38
Jun:41

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.

Southampton Fire Company Would Like to Honor

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

Southampton Fire Company Says Goodbye to Ladder 2

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.

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Building Collapse

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.

Vehicle Fire in the Area of Cybus Way and Redwood Drive

 

 

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.

Southampton Volunteers Run 75 Calls During Ice Storm

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.

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Santa Comes to Town on a Fire Truck

Santa and MikeHey 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.

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  • 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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