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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Springfield firefighters to visit more than 60 schools during Fire Prevention Month


The Springfield Fire Department is looking forward to another successful Fire Prevention Month in October. 

Throughout the month, firefighters will again visit area classrooms in an effort to keep children safe from fire by providing an estimated 1,000 age-appropriate fire and life safety education plans in more than 60 preschools and elementary schools in the community.

“I am thankful that our firefighters will once again be in our schools, and am appreciative of Springfield Public Schools and area private schools for their continued partnership and prioritizing the safety of our children,” said Fire Chief David Pennington.

The Fire Prevention Month education program is part of the Springfield Fire Department’s comprehensive Community Risk Reduction program, which is focused on the reduction and elimination of fire risk in the community.

In addition to Fire Prevention Month, the Springfield Fire Department offers free smoke alarms and batteries to anyone in need. If you are in need of a smoke alarm or replacement battery or would like to have your alarm(s) tested, please contact Fire Department Headquarters at 417- 874-2300 to schedule an appointment, or email at [email protected]

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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