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    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is sending a message to criminals: neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This year marks the sixth anniversary of a citywide National Night Out event to coincide with the national public safety event. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department offers free fire extinguishers and escape ladders for families

    The Springfield Fire Department will be holding fire extinguisher and escape ladder giveaways throughout July and August, while supplies last. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department takes steps to reduce job-related injuries

    The Springfield Fire Department's annual physical agility test will now focus on how well and how safely firefighters are performing fire-related tasks. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department breaks ground on new training tower

    Construction begins on the new four-story, $600,000 training tower this week. Read on...
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    SFD launches second phase of Project RED Zone; Project continues in Grant Beach Saturday.

    Firefighters will be out in Grant Beach neighborhood this weekend, testing smoke alarms and installing new ones if needed. Read on...
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    David Pennington sworn in as Springfield Fire Chief

    After a nationwide search, City Manager Greg Burris has named Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Pennington fire chief effective May 28. He was sworn in May 26. Read on...
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    David Pennington named Springfield Fire Chief

    After a nationwide search, City Manager Greg Burris has named Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Pennington fire chief effective May 28. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department arrests suspect in Ambassador Apartments fires

    The Springfield Fire Department on Friday presented a case to the Greene County Prosecutor’s office with details associated with two arson fires at 1235 East Elm St. in Springfield. Read on...
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    Fire Department warns drivers to use caution in rainy weather

    With 3 to 5 inches of rain expected over the next few days, the Springfield Fire Department reminds drivers to be aware of hazardous driving conditions and flooded roadways. Read on...
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    Week 1 of Project RED Zone a success; Project continues in W. Central Saturday

    Firefighters will be out in West Central neighborhood again this weekend, testing smoke alarms and installing new ones if needed. Read on...
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    Springfield’s fire death rate prompts Fire Department to launch Project RED Zone

    The year-long effort aims to reduce fires, fire-related injuries and fire fatalities in the community by ensuring every family is prepared for a fire. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department annual report highlights memorable year

    Call for service to the Springfield Fire Department reached another high in 2016. That's among the highlights of the Department's 2016 annual report. Read on...
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    Fire Department Honors Fire Officer and Firefighter of the Year

    During the annual awards ceremony, fire crews were also honored for meritorious support of the Department, Fire Life Saves, Medical Life Saves and Special Operations Life Saves. Read on...
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    Fire Department Awards Ceremony Highlights Accomplishments

    The Springfield Fire Department's annual awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, February 22nd at the Springfield Art Museum. Read on...
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    David Pennington named interim Fire Chief

    Chief Pennington temporarily replaces David Hall, who retired from the Fire Department Jan. 27.
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    Springfield Fire Department arrests suspect in multiple arsons

    The Springfield Fire Department on Friday presented a case to the Greene County Prosecutor’s office with details associated with multiple arson fires in the area of 620 W. Scott Street, near Franciscan Villa, an affordable housing community. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department promotes residential sprinklers at HBA Home Show

    The Springfield Fire Department will be at this weekend's HBA Home Show to promote residential fire sprinkler system, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department receives 100 smoke alarms through random act of kindness

    Today, the Springfield Fire Department will accept a donation of 100 smoke alarms from "More Wishes and Hugs" for the Department's free smoke alarm program. Read on...
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    Public service agencies prepared for impending weather event

    Springfield’s public service agencies held a press conference Thursday about the forecasted ice event for Thursday night into Saturday. Read on...
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    Fire Department presents staffing and deployment recommendations to Council

    The Springfield Fire Department presented City Council with various options for staffing and deployment as a follow up to its presentation in December. Read on...
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    Fire deaths continue to plague Springfield in 2016

    Despite a reduction in residential fires overall in 2016, Springfield's fire death rate continues to trend upward, as the Fire Department resolves to find new ways to address the issue. Read on...
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    Fire Chief David Hall announces resignation to join MSU

    Springfield Fire Chief David Hall has announced his resignation to join Missouri State University as its first emergency preparedness manager on Feb. 1, 2017.
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    Springfield Fire Department shares study data

    The Springfield Fire Department is conducting a staffing and deployment study that could significantly improve its responses within the community.
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    Springfield Firefighter receives Medal of Valor for water rescues

    The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Firefighter Michael Kuss is the recipient of a Medal of Valor for a swiftwater rescue incident to which he responded on May 29th, 2015.
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    Springfield fire department investigating another vacant house fire

    Investigators are looking into another fire in a vacant structure. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set. Read on...
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    Vacant structure fires both dangerous and costly

    A fire in a vacant structure last Tuesday night is symbolic of a problem Springfield Fire Chief David Hall says is both dangerous and costly. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department stations open to trick-or-treaters this Halloween

    Little ghouls and goblins can stop by any Springfield Fire Station between 6 and 8 pm for a special treat. Read on...
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    North Boonville fire victim identified as 81-year-old Billie L. Best

    Firefighters were called to the home on the 2500 block of North Boonville around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. Best was immobile and restricted to a bed in the living room which may have impeded her ability to escape from the home. Read on...
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    Fatal house fire appears to be accidental

    Firefighters were called to the home on the 2500 block of North Boonville around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. A preliminary investigation indicates the cause of the fire was accidental. Read on...
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    Fire Department partners with Parents as Teachers to provide families with fire extinguishers

    The Springfield Fire Department will give 270 fire extinguishers to Parents as Teachers participants. Families will also be eligible for free smoke alarms. The extinguishers and alarms are funded by grants from FEMA and the Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department announces change in phone numbers

    Please be informed that as of today, the Springfield Fire Department has a new phone number. Also, a media line has been established. Read on...
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    Overnight fire caused by careless disposal of a cigarette

    The Springfield Fire Department is reminding smokers to dispose of their cigarettes safely, following an overnight apartment fire. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department promotes smoke alarm safety in Springfield homes

    The Springfield Fire Department will hold a smoke alarm canvas in the Woodland Heights neighborhood this Saturday. They will install smoke alarms at no charge. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department Hosts 3rd Annual Girls on Fire Event

    Participate in a variety of hands-on activities to get a taste of what it’s like to be a firefighter, get interview and resume advice, and learn firefighting techniques. Read on...
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    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments. Read on...
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    Springfield Firefighters receive international recognition for water rescues

    The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce two of its firefighters will be recognized for a swiftwater rescue incident to which they responded on May 29th, 2015.
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    Springfield Fire Department encourages safety while using toasters

    A recent fire in a Springfield apartment complex highlights the importance of unplugging toasters while not in use. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department receives $27,000 for fire prevention

    Today, the Springfield Fire Department will be officially accepting a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and escape ladders for the community. Read on...
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    West Ildereen fire victim identified as 37-year-old Ryan Turnbough

    The medical examiner has positively identified the victim of Tuesday’s standoff and subsequent fire as 37-year-old Ryan Turnbough. It will be several weeks before toxicology results are returned. The case is still under investigation. Read on...
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    Preliminary autopsy shows fire to blame for death of man found inside burned home Tuesday

    The preliminary autopsy indicates the man likely died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. A final report will take several more weeks. Read on...
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    Keep fire hydrants visible and clear of landscaping and grass

    The Springfield Fire Department reminds citizens of the need to keep fire hydrants visible and clear of landscaping and overgrown grass. Read on...
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    House fire on East Southview due to illegal fireworks

    The Springfield Fire Department has determined that the cause of the fire in the 2400 block of East Southview early this morning was due to the use of illegal fireworks. Read on...
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    Updated: Area fire departments warn about dangers of fireworks

    Despite recent rains, most of Southwest Missouri is still abnormally dry. This increases the risk of fires due to the use of fireworks. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Chief David Hall recognized for outstanding leadership

    Springfield Fire Chief David Hall was named the 2016 recipient of the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership by Leadership Springfield.
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    Springfield fire captain graduates from Executive Fire Officer Program

    The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce that Captain Heith Aldridge has graduated from the National Fire Academy's (NFA) prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).
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    Burn demonstration rescheduled for Thursday

    The side-by-side burn that was postponed due to high winds will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. It's the first of its kind, highlighting the dangers or hoarding to occupants and first responders. Read on...
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    Burn demonstration postponed due to high winds.

    The side-by-side burn scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. has been postponed due to high winds. Read on...
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    Burn demonstration to highlight dangers of excessive clutter

    The side-by-side burn is the first of its kind, highlighting the dangers or hoarding to occupants and first responders. Read on...
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    Deadly house fire caused by unattended candle

    The Greene County Medical Examiners report shows 24-year-old Timothy L. Stain died of smoke inhalation from a house fire in his home on March 12th. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department Annual Report highlights accomplishments and future goals.

    The 2015 Annual Report captures the sites, stats and news from a very busy year in the Fire Department. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department Hosts Residential Sprinkler Summit

    A burn demonstration will be the highlight of the daylong event which aims to educate attendees about the benefits of residential sprinklers. Read on...
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    Local, statewide organizations collaborate, bring Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit to Springfield

    Learn about residential fire sprinklers at the Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 23, at the Springfield Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 West Battlefield Road in Springfield. Read on...
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    Victim in morning house fire identified

    The victim from the fire at the Forest Hills Apartments in the 2900 block of East University Street this morning has been identified as 24-year-old Timothy L. Strain. Read on...
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    Fatality fire in 2900 block of East University Street

    The Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to an early morning fire at the Forest Hills Apartments in the 2900 block of East University Street, which left one victim dead. Read on...
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    Walmart Neighborhood Market donates $1000 to free smoke alarm program

    The donation will help the Springfield Fire Department expand its free smoke alarm program. Read on...
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    Investigators look into cause of fire that claimed life of 4-year-old

    Four-year-old Ben Garrison passed away at 1:55 a.m. Friday. He sustained severe burns during a fire in his home on the 2100 block of West Lee Thursday afternoon.
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    Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, good food, and sadly, sometimes holiday tragedies. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 76 cooking fires in Springfield. Most of these fires could have been avoided. Read on...
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    Fire incident contained at quarry

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A truck working in a mine at Springfield Underground near West Haseltine Road, North of Chestnut, has caught fire. Springfield Fire Department responded, but has turned the event over to the Mine Safety and Health Institute.
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    Springfield Fire Department concludes Fire Prevention Month with record-breaking numbers

    During 16 days of the month of October, thirty-one Springfield Firefighters visited 37 schools, 464 classrooms and 9,829 students. Read on...
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    Fire Department responds to vehicle fire inside quarry

    Springfield Fire Department has responded to a vehicle fire inside the quarry, located near Haseltine and Chestnut.
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    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Read on...
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    Save a life and learn how to save your own today at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

    Those who donate blood 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, 220 W. Plainview Road, will also have the opportunity to learn a life-saving skill. Firefighters will be on hand to teach blood donors how to use a fire extinguisher. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department kicks of Fire Prevention Month with visits to 10,000 children

    The Springfield Fire Department will visit Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms in every school in the city. This year, the Department will focus on encouraging residents to install more smoke alarms. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department provides fire safety education to middle and high schoolers

    The Springfield Fire Department is partnering with Springfield Public Schools to provide safe cooking tips, fire extinguisher training and more to a much overlooked audience. Read on...
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    Corrected News Release: Investigators confirm names of individuals killed in Springfield house fire

    Using medical records, the Greene County Medical Examiner was able to determine that it was the remains of 73-year-old Ronald Hanes and 71-year-old Onna Hanes that were found in the debris of a house fire at their home in Springfield early Monday.
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    Fire marshals confirm the remains of two individuals were found inside burned house

    Springfield Fire Marshals have confirmed that the remains of two individuals were found in the debris of an overnight house fire in north Springfield.
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    Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive Scheduled for Thursday

    The Springfield Fire Department encourages you to help save a life during the Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive. For more information about Aaron Goddard
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    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again donate half its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Fire departments. Read on...
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    Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

    Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outlined in the 2014 Annual Report of the Springfield Fire Department. Read on...
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    National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

    The Springfield Fire Department has been recognized for its efforts to help Springfield citizens understand the life-saving importance of installing fire sprinkler systems in homes. Read on...
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    Reminder: Illegal to set off fireworks in the city

    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. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department warns about dangers of flash flooding

    With the increased potential for strong rains and flash flooding this week, the Springfield Fire Department would like to remind you to Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Read on...
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