Fire Department Overview

A Brief Summary

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The Springfield Fire Department provides emergency services in an 82+ square-mile area from 12 fire stations with a full-time staff of more than 220 dedicated professionals. We are an Accreditated Department with an ISO 2 rating.

Services We Provide

  • Emergency fire protection
  • Fire prevention through public education
  • Assistance in medical emergencies
  • Water rescue
  • Technical rescue
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Investigations and inspection, including arson and fire safety codes
  • Continuous education and training for all Fire Department employees

Departmental Trends

Departmental Trend Comparisons
Year Structure Fires Vehicle Fires Other Fires Total Fire Calls EMS Calls Other Calls Total Calls Fire Loss
($ in millions)
2012 246 127 652 1,025 7,779 5,238 14,087 9.254
2011 244 137 570 951 7,390 4,758 13,099 6.19
2010 258 136 441 835 7,908 4,544 13,287 5.220
2009 283 163 384 830 7,370 4,418 12,618 3.806
2008 351 157 411 919 8,400 5,168 14,487 5.414
2007 363 190 522 1075 10,130 4,953 16,158 4.989
2006 322 177 500 999 10,280 2,725 15,020 7.179
2005 301 178 440 919 10,446 3,359 14,724 4.224
2004 250 150 423 823 9,707 3,403 13,933 4.985
2003 243 168 390 801 9,162 3,530 13,493 4.954
2002 249 182 386 817 10,024 4,149 14,990 4.457
2001 243 238 338 819 10,007 4,397 15,223 4.365
2000 231 218 352 801 9,473 3,937 14,211 3.144
1999 241 255 404 900 8,789 3,314 13,003 4.002
1998 228 218 415 861 6,817 4,572 12,250 1.409
1997 217 193 252 662 6,805 3,074 10,541 2.687
1996 208 219 363 790 5,769 3,498 10,057 2.067
1995 252 228 421 901 4,634 4,054 9,589 3.135
1994 267 271 367 905 3,698 3,642 8,245 3.994
1993 301 296 453 1,050 3,739 2,699 7,488 2.888
1992 335 250 378 963 3,641 2,790 7,394 2.328
1991 309 235 449 993 2,777 2,687 6,457 2.042
1990 272 242 362 876 2,054 2,734 5,664  

Divisions

The Springfield Fire Department has four Divisions:

  • Administration consists of the Fire Chief, an Administrative Assistant to the Chief, and an Executive Secretary.
  • Fire Prevention consists of an Assistant Chief, five Fire Marshals, a Fire & Life Safety Educator and one Administrative Assistant
  • Operations consists of an Assistant Chief, six Battalion Chiefs or 2 per shift, 36 Fire Captains, 9 Truck Company Captains, 45 Equipment Operators, 18 Rescue & Salvage Specialist, 88 Firefighters, one Heavy Rescue Technician, and one Administrative Assistant
  • Training consists of an Assistant Chief, two Training Captains, a Special Operations Battalion Chief, and one Office Administrator.

Standards of Cover (S.O.C)

First Unit Arrival On Scene of FIRE AND EMS Incidents in 6:42 90% of the time with a Full Response Arrival On Scene in 11:54 90% of the time.

Mission

Working with the community to provide and maintain a safe environment, through quality fire protection, emergency medical services and hazard mitigation.

We want the Springfield Fire Department to be an exemplary organization acclaimed for our:

  • national reputation
  • regional strength
  • local effectiveness

as we provide fire protection and life safety, living up to our motto

“We're There, We Care”


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Contact Us

Historic City Hall
First Floor
830 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
417.864.1500

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