Springfield Fire Department News Releases

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Springfield Fire recruits prepare to graduate

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On Friday, December 12th, eleven new recruits will graduate from the Springfield Fire Department’s Basic Training Academy. Members of Fire Academy Class III completed 17 weeks of training, which included classr...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Christmas trees pose fire hazard if not cared for properly

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The Springfield Fire Department is reminding residents that Christmas trees must be properly cared for to avoid fires this holiday season. Monday afternoon, Springfield firefighters responded to the 1000 block o...Read on...

Christmas Tree Safety Tip Sheet
Posted on: December 8, 2014

Backpack found near downtown bank not a threat

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The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have determined the backpack found in front of U.S. Bank at 417 St. Louis Street did not contain any hazardous materials.

A ...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Springfield Fire Department investigating backpack left at U.S. Bank in downtown Springfield

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The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad is currently on scene at U.S.Bank, 417 E. St. Louis Street, investigating an unattended bag left there. The entire block has been evacuated to establish a safe perimete...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2014

Springfield Fire Department investigates hazardous device found on the Square

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Springfield Fire Marshals are investigating a hazardous device found on Park Central Square Saturday evening.

Passersby noticed a suspicious looking object lying on the square Saturday evening around 9:00 pm....Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

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 75 cooking fires in Springfield. Most of these fires, could have ...Read on...

Cooking Safety
Posted on: November 21, 2014

Bomb Squad determines suspicious item in luggage at airport not an explosive device

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After a thorough analysis, Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad determined a suspicious package flagged by TSA’s screening process at the Springfield Branson National Airport this morning, was not an explosi...Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad responds to suspicious item in luggage at Springfield airport

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21, TSA screening equipment detected a suspicious item in a piece of luggage at Springfield Branson National Airport. The checkpoint was shut down and the airport initiated its em...Read on...

View press conference.
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Springfield Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

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With the potential for snow around the corner, it is a good time to take some steps to ensure your home is safe from fire this winter season. During the cold weather, the Springfield Fire Department sees an incr...Read on...

Home Heating Safety
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Twelve Springfield students win ride to school in a fire engine

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The Springfield Fire Department announced the winners of its “Ride to School in a Fire Engine” contest on its Facebook page today. During the month of October, Springfield firefighters visited 37 Springfield sch...Read on...

Engine Ride Winners
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Springfield Fire Departments open to trick-or-treaters this Halloween

Halloween Safety

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The Springfield Fire Department will once again open its doors to little ghouls and goblins this Halloween. Firefighters encourage families to stop by any of the 12 fire stations while trick or treating from 7-...Read on...

More Halloween Safety Tips
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Springfield Fire Receives Smoke Alarm and Battery Donation Ahead of Major Smoke Alarm Campaign

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The Homebuilders Association of Greater Springfield, Meek's the Builder's Choice and Battery Outfitters will join the Springfield Fire Department Thursday to present a donation of 400 smoke alarms ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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-trea...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargai...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Charges filed against suspected arsonist

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For Immediate Release: Charges Filed Against Suspected Arsonist

Forty-six year old Timothy L. Fa...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

"Girls on Fire" recruitment event encourages women to consider firefighting as a career

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Do you have what it takes to be a Springfield Firefighter? Women from across the Ozarks will find ou...Read on...

View our "Girls on Fire" promotional video.
Posted on: October 4, 2014

Fire Dept. kicks off Fire Prevention Month with visits to every Springfield elementary school

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Fire Prevention Month is underway and Springfield Firefighters will begin visits to 35 elementary sch...Read on...

Springfield Fire Safety Lesson Plans Online
Posted on: July 29, 2014

Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2014

Online training promotes safety in Springfield's bars and nightclubs

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In an effort to reduce overcrowding and other safety hazards associated with bars and nightclubs, the...Read on...

Springfield Fire Overcrowding Prevention Training
Posted on: September 12, 2014

Recruitment event encourages women to consider career of firefighting

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Do you have what it takes to be a Springfield Firefighter? Find out at the "Girls on Fire"...Read on...

View our "Girls on Fire" promotional video.
Posted on: September 26, 2014

Springfield Fire Department urges residents to properly maintain clothes dryers to prevent fires

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In just one week, Springfield Firefighters have responded to two fires caused by improperly maintaine...Read on...

USFA information on clothes dryer fires
Posted on: September 8, 2014

Springfield City Council recognizes Springfield LifeSave designees

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Springfield City Council formally recognized three Springfield businesses for completing the “50/50 ...Read on...

Visit Springfield LifeSave.org.
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: July 10, 2014

Springfield Fire Marshals investigate 4 vacant home fires in just 3 weeks

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Springfield Fire Marshals are asking for neighbors to be on alert, as they investigate 4 fires in vac...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2014

SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

Fire Department reminds drivers to slow down in school zones

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As students get ready to head back to class, the Springfield Fire Department is reminding drivers to use caution while behind the wheel. The fact is, firefighters respond to more medical emergencies than to ...Read on...

View Safe Routes to School maps.
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...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Media invited to meeting with area tent vendors to discuss propose

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MEDIA ALERT

WHO: Springfield Fire Department, area tent vendors
WHAT: Springfield Fire Department will meet with area tent vendors to discuss proposed changes to tent guidelines. The m...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Firefighters rescue 54-year-old from house on South Warren

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Springfield Fire Department investigators have identified the female that was rescued from her burnin...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Springfield Fire Department warns about the dangers of exploding targets

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As exploding targets such as Tannerite and other similar brands become more popular, the Springfield ...Read on...

Video of our controlled test can be viewed here.
Posted on: June 20, 2014

Reminder: fireworks are illegal within Springfield city limits

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Fireworks vendors just outside the City limits will once again begin selling fireworks this weekend. ...Read on...