Posted on: January 28, 2015

Report reveals risk of fire injury in Springfield



A new report released by the Springfield Fire Department outlines the causes and frequency of fire related injuries in Springfield. Using data collected by Fire Marshal investigative reports and fire crew data, the report was crea...Read on...

2005-2015 Fire Injury Report.
Posted on: January 15, 2016

Investigators look into cause of fire that claimed life of 4-year-old



Investigators continue to look into the cause of a Thursday house fire that resulted in the death of 4-year-old Ben Garrison early Friday morning. The 4-year-old was home with his father and 18-month-old brother when the fire brok...Read more »

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Springfield house fires continue 10-year decline



There were a total of 233 house fires in Springfield in 2015, down from a 10-year high of 288 in 2008. That's a nearly 20% decline. The number of injuries caused by fires also continues to improve, down nearly 58% since a high of ...Read on...

Fire Prevention
Posted on: December 11, 2015

Springfield Fire Department's ISO rating improves 5 points



The Springfield Fire Department has received the final results of the community’s recent formal Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation. The department is pleased to announce that out of 100 possible points, Springfield receive...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Springfield Fire Recruits Prepare to Graduate from Academy

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Seven Springfield Fire Department recruits will graduate from the Springfield Fire Academy Thursday evening, after four months of training.

The recruits spent time both in the classroom in the field, learning everything from me...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, good food, and sadly, sometimes holiday tragedies. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 76 cooking fires in Springfield. At 22%, cooking fires are the leading cause of stru...Read on...

Cooking Safety
Posted on: November 10, 2015

Fire incident contained at quarry


A truck working in a mine at Springfield Underground near Haseltine Road, north of Chestnut, has caught fire. Springfield Fire Department responded, and 7 employees and 17 individuals from nearby businesses and homes were evacuated safely out of an abunda...Read more »

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Fire Department responds to vehicle fire inside quarry


Springfield Fire Department has responded to a vehicle fire inside the quarry, located near Haseltine and Chestnut. Officials are using an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of those in the area. More information will be provided as it becomes ava...Read more »

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Springfield Fire Department concludes Fire Prevention Month with record-breaking numbers

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Fire Prevention Month has come to a close and nearly 10,000 Springfield children are now a little safer thanks to the dedication of a team of Springfield Firefighters. During 16 days in October, thirty-one firefighters volunteere...Read on...

Fire Safety for Students
Posted on: October 30, 2015

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night



While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

Save a life and learn how to save your own today at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks



The Springfield Fire Department, Battlefield Fire Protection District and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks are partnering to help save lives this Fire Prevention Month.

Those who donate blood 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Communit...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Springfield Fire Department kicks of Fire Prevention Month with visits to 10,000 children



October is Fire Prevention Month. The Springfield Fire Department will once again use the designation as an opportunity to educate Springfield citizens about fire safety. In cooperation with Springfield Public Schools and several ...Read on...

Fire Safety for Students
Posted on: September 30, 2015

Springfield Fire Department receives 400 smoke alarms to install in area homes

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Four hundred Springfield homes will now be a lot safer, thanks to a donation of smoke alarms from The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Metro Appliances & More and the HBA Charitable ...Read more »

Posted on: September 29, 2015

Media Alert: Springfield Fire Department to receive 400 smoke alarms



During a presentation Wednesday, the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield will announce the donation of 400 smoke alarms to the Springfield Fire Department's free smoke alarm program. The Springfield Fire Department wi...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Springfield Fire Department provides fire safety education to middle and high schoolers



Members of the Springfield Fire Department are going back to high school. As part of a new fire safety program aimed at middle and high school students, educators with the Springfield Fire Department will visit numerous schools te...Read on...

Fire Safety for Students
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Corrected News Release: Investigators confirm names of individuals killed in Springfield house fire



Corrected news release: The Springfield Fire Department can now confirm the identities of the two individuals killed in a house fire September 7. While the final autopsy report is pending, using medical records, the Greene County ...Read more »

Posted on: September 7, 2015

Fire marshals confirm the remains of two individuals were found inside burned house



Springfield Fire Marshals have confirmed that the remains of two individuals were found in the debris of an overnight house fire in north Springfield. Firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire on the 2000 block of North Grant j...Read more »

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive Scheduled for Thursday



The Springfield Fire Department encourages you to help save a life during the Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive tomorrow. The drive, held in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, will be held Thursday, August...For more information about Aaron Goddard

Posted on: August 25, 2015

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire



CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

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Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outlined in the 2014 Annual Report of the Springfield Fire Department. The Annual Report highlights the continued commitment of the Fire Department, as the yearly calls for service continued to climb in 2014 to an all time high of 15,298.

Placed on a visually appealing backdrop of historic photos and interesting facts, the report includes a summary of notable accomplishments of each of the Department's four divisions.

The complete Report can be found on our website.

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2014 Annual Report
Posted on: July 23, 2015

First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires



Fires in the city of Springfield during the first half of the year are down 28% over the same time period last year. There were 349 fires between January 1 and July 1 of 2015, compared to 484 fires between January 1 and July 1 of ...Read on...

Fire Prevention in Apartments
Posted on: June 26, 2015

National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

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The national, nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named Springfield Fire Department a “Built for Life Fire Department” for its efforts to help Springfield citizens understand the life-saving importance of installing fire sprinkler systems in homes.

The HFSC established this new designation with federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grant funding, as part of a national campaign to increase the number of fire departments that teach about home fire sprinklers.

More than 80 percent of all U.S. fire deaths happen in homes, killing more than 3,000 people each year. Fire safety experts agree that increased installation of home fire sprinkler systems could dramatically reduce this national toll. Fire sprinklers detect a fire automatically and control it early on, limiting deadly smoke and heat and saving lives. Each sprinkler is activated by heat and only the sprinkler closest to the fire will operate by spraying water directly on the flames. Smoke cannot set off a fire sprinkler.

“Fire sprinkler systems do more than any other fire protection technology can and they belong in places where people are at greatest risk – the home,” said Springfield Fire Chief David Hall. “In addition to protecting men, women and children who live in the home, fire sprinklers also protect firefighters.”

The Springfield Fire Department encourages anyone looking to build a new home or remodel their current home to talk with their builder about having a fire sprinkler system installed. Free information is available at HFSC’s website:

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Home Fire Spinkler Coalition
Posted on: June 26, 2015

Reminder: Illegal to set off fireworks in the city



The Springfield Fire Department would like to remind city residents that it is illegal to set off fireworks within the city limits. Novelty items such as small sparklers, snappers, party poppers and snakes are allowed, but should be handled with care.

In a typical year, more U.S. fires are reported on Independence Day than on any other day, and fireworks account for half of those fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year, fireworks cause more than 15,000 reported fires, including structure fires, vehicle fires, and outside fires.

In addition to fires, fireworks can also cause injuries including serious burn and eye injuries. In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2014 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head. The risk of fireworks injury was highest for young people ages 0-4, followed by children 10-14.

With that in mind, the Springfield Fire Department is asking all residents to follow these tips this 4th of July:

• Even sparklers can be dangerous. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals. In 2010, there were an estimated 1,200 injuries associated with sparklers, according to CPSC.
• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
• Supervise children properly. Never allow them to play with or ignite fireworks. Educate them about the dangers of fireworks.
• The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals. • After the firework display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, they may still be active.

Over the holiday period, the Springfield Fire and Police Departments will enforce the City’s fireworks ordinance. All fireworks will be confiscated and tickets may be issued.

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Springfield Fire Department warns about dangers of flash flooding



With the increased potential for strong rains and flash flooding this week, the Springfield Fire Department would like to remind you of the danger posed by moving water, and encourage you to Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Flooding is the leading cause of weather-related death in the United States, with 80% of all fatalities in flash floods resulting from drivers ignoring obvious warning signs on open roads, or driving around marked flood barricades placed by public safety personnel.

Remember that it is never wise to wade or drive into floodwater. Water over a road, no matter how deep, can hide washed out roads with as little as six inches of moving water being capable of floating and carrying away a vehicle.

The Springfield Fire Department would like to encourage you to Turn Around, Don’t Drown, when faced with water covered roads. Take an alternate route or wait until the water recedes. If you are in need of assistance, dial 911.

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

After a safe start to 2015, May fires raise concerns for firefighters



Despite a decrease in home fires during the first third of 2015, recent large fires in two Springfield apartment complexes highlights the need to remind tenants to focus on safety.

During the first third of the year, structure...Read on...

Fire Prevention in Apartments
Posted on: February 26, 2015

Springfield Fire Department honors 2014's Firefighter and Fire Officer of the Year


For Immediate Release

During its annual awards ceremony Wednesday evening, more than 50 Springfield firefighters were honored for exemplary achievements during 2014.

Among the honorees was the crew from Engine 8A, who on August 15, 2014 pulled Carme...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

Springfield Fire Department receives $2,000 grant to promote fire safety

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During a presentation Wednesday, the Springfield Fire Department received a check from FM Global in the amount of $2,060. The grant will help fund 4,000 fire safety activity books which will be distributed to Springfield elementa...

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