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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Springfield Fire Department wishes you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving


The Springfield Fire Department has a few reminders to keep you and your family safe on Thanksgiving. 

  • Do not leave the kitchen unattended when cooking.
  • If deep frying a turkey, use caution and do so outdoors and away from combustibles.
  • Keep children 3 feet away from the stove and any hot food or liquids. 
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the floor clear of items to prevent trip-and-falls.
  • Be sure electric cords from appliances are not dangling off of counters within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children or in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

“A working smoke alarm is your best way to be alerted of a fire, and alarms should be replaced every 10 years,” says Fire Chief David Pennington.  If you need a new smoke alarm visit or contact the Springfield Fire Department at [email protected] or 417-874-2300 to request one.


For media only: For more information, call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.

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