Community Education & Resources
Through fire safety education, free smoke alarms, safety surveys and community risk reduction programs, the Fire Prevention Division of the Springfield Fire Department aims to ensure the safety of all our citizens.
But we need your help! The fact is, most fires are preventable. By educating yourself and practicing fire safety on a daily basis, you can prevent fires from becoming your reality.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.
Community Risk Reduction Programs
We offer free training and safety presentations for children, community groups and businesses. Training and presentations can be customized or you may choose from our current offerings. To schedule a safety presentation or training program, fill out an online request form.
- Compression-only CPR and AED Training: You can save a life using only your two hands. Help make our community the safest for surviving cardiac arrest by participating in compression-only (also known as "hands-only") CPR and AED training. Training is ideal for groups of 10-20 and includes a Powerpoint presentation and hands-on training with mannequins.
- Fire extinguisher training: Learn how - and more importantly, when - to use a fire extinguisher during this interactive training program. Training is ideal for groups of 10-20 and includes a Powerpoint presentation and hands-on training with an extinguisher simulator.
- Fire safety presentations: From preschools to senior communities, we offer fire safety presentations for all ages. A truck visit may be included for children's groups. Fire safety presentations are also available for apartment buildings and college groups.
- Home safety surveys: Find out what fire hazards are lurking in your home during a free home safety survey conducted by a Springfield Fire Crew.
- Overcrowding prevention: This training is designed for assembly occupancies, including bars, nightclubs, and other places where large crowds gather. Training includes information on current code regulations for assembly occupancies, tips on effective crowd management and fire extinguisher training. Training is ideal for groups of 10-30 people. An online version is also available.
- Summer Safety for Students: This program is designed for students age 11 to 14 who will be spending time at home by themselves during the summer or after school. Students learn about fire safety, disaster preparedness, personal safety and more during this fun and interactive course. This program lasts 4 hours and is idea in an after-school setting. It is designed for 10 to 30 students.
- Youth Fire Intervention Program: This program is for children ages 3 through 17 who have been referred to the program for playing with or setting fires. The program includes age-appropriate fire safety lessons in a one-to-one setting.
From free smoke alarms and batteries to educational materials and online resources, we encourage you to take steps to stay safe at home, at work and on the go. Please share these resources with your family and friends. With your help, we can reduce preventable fires in our community!
- Fire safety for tenants
- Fire safety for children
- Resources for teachers
- Free smoke alarm and battery program
- Hearing-impaired smoke alarm program
- Home safety
- Landlord/rental owner responsibilities
- Safe and Sanitary Homes (hoarding prevention)
- What to do after a fire