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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 6-8 pm. To find the station closest to you, view a list of all station addresses here
While trick or treating, the Springfield Fire Department reminds families to stay safe and encourages all trick-or-treaters to follow these simple safety tips.
During the five-year-period of 2006-2010, NFPA estimates that decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 1,000 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused an estimated average of six civilian deaths, 53 civilian injuries and $16 million in direct property damage per year. Following these simple tips can help keep your family safe.
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For media only: For more information, call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 874-2301.