Training Division


Do you have what it takes to be a Springfield Firefighter? Find out at the Girls on Fire Recruitment event. The goal of this FREE event is to encourage women to explore firefighting as a career option. Guests can stop by anytime between 9am and 3pm to participate in a variety of hands-on activities to get a taste of what it’s like to be a firefighter. Learn the techniques to pass the Springfield Fire Department's physical agility test, get interview and resume advice, learn firefighter fitness programs and more!

There will also be a keynote speaker at 11am. Janet Wilmoth is the former publisher of Fire Chief magazine and has 27 years experience writing and covering the fire and emergency services industry.

Lunch will be provided for all guests. 
  •  Saturday, October 18th, 9am-3pm
  • Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center
  • 2620 W. Battlefield
  • While registration is not required, those who do pre-register will be entered in a drawing for exciting prizes! Plus, the first 50 people who register will receive a free t-shirt. Register here.
    Training is one of the most important functions of a modern fire department.  In order for the Springfield Fire Department to fulfill its mission of service to the community, the Training Division must monitor changing environments and requirements to ensure personnel are adequately trained to respond safely to any emergency. The mission of the Training Division is to enhance customer service delivery by providing safe, high quality, progressive, and effective training, education, and professional development programs to emergency service personnel.

    The Training Division, which consists of an Assistant Chief of Training, a Special Operations Battalion Chief and two Training Captains, provides and oversees initial and ongoing training of all Springfield Fire Department personnel.  This includes:
    • Daily training of over 200 Operations Division personnel
    • 14-week basic training academy for recruits
    • 6-week advanced training academy
    • Multi-company and company drills
    • Continuing education for all Department personnel and outside agencies