Springfield Fire Department News Releases

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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 outl...Read on...

2014 Annual Report
Posted on: July 23, 2015

First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires

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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 Janua...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 ...Read on...

Home Fire Spinkler Coalition
Posted on: June 26, 2015

Reminder: Illegal to set off fireworks in the city

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The Springfield Fire Department would like to remind city residents that it is illegal to set off fir...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Springfield Fire Department warns about dangers of flash flooding

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With the increased potential for strong rains and flash flooding this week, the Springfield Fire Depa...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

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

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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 ...Read on...

Fire Prevention in Apartments
Posted on: February 26, 2015

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

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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...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Three deaths being investigated in house fire

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Springfield firefighters encourage residents to heat homes safely this winter

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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 ...Read on...

Heating Safety Tip Sheet
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Springfield Firefighters Encourage Residents to Heat Homes Safely This Winter

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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 ...Read on...

Heating Safety Tip Sheet
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 f...Read on...

Learn more about FM Global
Posted on: September 2, 2014

Media Advisory: Springfield Fire Department to receive $2000 grant from FM Global

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MEDIA ADVISORY

What: Representatives with FM Global will be on hand to present the Springfield Fire Department with a check...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Cause of Midtown fire under investigation

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Springfield fire marshals are investigating a house fire that destroyed an empty home on the 1500 blo...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Additional information released in fire-related fatality

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During the course of the investigation into the death of 30-year-old Ashli Hilton, a suicide note was...Read on...