Friday, November 16, 2012
Members of the Southampton Fire Company made a special call Thursday evening, to surprise the winners of the department's annual fire prevention poster contest.
Neighbors gathered outside near Schaefer Field Thursday evening as the sirens of fire trucks could be heard blaring down Provident Road. "Did someone here call 9-1-1?" firefighters from the Southampton Fire Company asked six-year-old Taylor Trainor. Taylor, who had just returned from swimming class, shook her head full of damp hair no as she stood wide-eyed on the front lawn of her home in the Latimer Farms neighborhood of Southampton. It was only when Sparky the Fire Dog sneaked up behind Taylor that the team of firefighters who had assembled let her in on their secret. Taylor had been selected as one of three winners of the fire company's annual Fire Prevention Week poster contest. "I was very surprised," said Taylor, a first grader at…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Celebrate Fire Prevention Week at the Southampton Fire Company's annual open house Thursday evening.
Learn about fire prevention and meet the volunteers who help keep our town safe at the Southampton Fire Company's open house Thursday evening. Visit the fire station on Street Road between 7 and 9 p.m. and explore the company's fire trucks, take part in demonstrations and learn about fire safety and prevention. Too late for the little ones? Take your toddler to meet the firefighters, see a fire engine up close and say hello to Sparky the Fire Dog at the library this morning. Members of the fire company will be stopping by the Southampton Free Library Thursday at 11:15 a.m. To register for the library event, call 215-322-1415 ext. 4.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
This year's National Fire Protection Association's campaign focuses on protecting the family from home fires.
Every October marks Fire Prevention Month, with the focus taking place the week of Oct. 9 through 15. The National Fire Protection Association creates a campaign to help educate families of the dangers of fire and suggests tips on how they can be prevented. Fire Prevention Week was created to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people without homes, destroyed more than 17,4000 structures throughout Chicago and burned more than 2,000 acres of land, according to the association's educational material. "The fire began on Oct. 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871," according to the association. This year's theme for fire prevention week is, "Protect Your…