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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...
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 »
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...
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...
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 »
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 »
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
CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will againdonate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.
Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...
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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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...
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: www.HomeFireSpinkler.org.
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.
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.
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...
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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...
The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where a house fire occurred this morning at 2246 N. Roosevelt. At 6:34 a.m., the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to the fire which...
Despite the warmer temperatures, Springfield Fire Marshals have investigated a string of house fires caused by home heating recently. In the last week, Springfield Fire crews have responded to 5 fires caused by home heating, inclu...Read on...
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...