Fire Department Overview
A Brief Summary
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. Services are provided to a population of 159,498 citizens in the city limits. We serve a daytime population estimated to be 210,658 due to people commuting. We are an Accreditated Department with an ISO 2 rating.
Services We Provide
- Emergency fire protection
- Fire prevention through public education
- First Response emergency assistance in medical emergencies
- Water rescue
- Vertical rescue
- Hazardous materials emergencies
- Medical emergency training
- Investigations and inspection, including arson and fire safety codes
- Continuous education and training for all Fire Department employees
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.
|Fire Department Full Time Employees (F.T.E.'s)|
|1||Administrative Assistant to the Chief|
|1||Assistant Fire Chief of Operations|
|93||84 Firefighters = 9 SAFR II Grant Positions|
|18||Rescue & Salvage Specialists|
|1||Heavy Equipment Technician|
|1||Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention Services|
|1||Fire & Life Safety Educator|
|1||Assistant Chief of Training|
|3||Training Captains 2 with 1 vacancy|
|1||Special Operations Battalion Chief|
|227||Total Full Time Positions|
|51||Minimum Daily Staffing|
|Hazardous Materials Team||12|
|Water Rescue Team||10|
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.
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