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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Springfield Fire Department streamlines hiring process in response to pandemic


The pandemic has created an environment for many fire departments that required change, and it was no different for the Springfield Fire Department. One of the most unanticipated changes in response to the pandemic has been the need to modify the process used for selecting and hiring new firefighters. 

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we chose to see this time as an opportunity for reflection and evaluation of our practices, and opportunity for positive change in department processes not only to adapt to the needs of the moment, but to emerge from the pandemic in a more efficient and effective manner,” said Fire Chief David Pennington. 

For more information on the innovative hiring program being use by the SFD, see the article on page 3 of the second quarter 2021 Quarterly Fire Safety Report.

Media only: For more information or to arrange an interview, call the Fire Department’s media line at 417-874-2301.

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