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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Springfield Fire Department urges safety with space heaters

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As temperatures begin to drop, the Springfield Fire Department wants to remind you to be safe when heating your home. Have your furnace and/or fireplace flue serviced by a certified professional to ensure it is safe and ready for use....

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Project RED Zone to move into Tom Watkins neighborhood Saturday

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Since April 2017, Springfield firefighters have installed 1,795 smoke alarms in area neighborhoods as a part of Project RED Zone.

They’ve visited nearly 12,000 homes in the West Central, Grant Beach, Westside, Heart of the We...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Springfield Fire Department to introduce new ladder truck with wash-down Oct. 19

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The Springfield Fire Department will introduce its new ladder truck to the community with a ceremonial “wash-down” at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Fire Station 2, 608 W. Commercial Street. A previous version of this ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Firefighters to visit Springfield elementary classrooms during October

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The Springfield Fire Department will once again use October’s Fire Prevention Month as an opportunity to educate Springfield citizens about fire safety. In cooperation with Springfield Public Schools and several private scho...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Springfield Fire and partners bring lifesaving technology via 9-1-1 integrated mobile app

PulsePoint Respond empowers CPR-trained citizens to provide critical response to cardiac arrests  

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The Springfield Fire Department and local emergency services personnel have partnered to launch PulsePoint Respond to the great...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Please join us for a press conference today at 2 p.m. at Police & Fire Training Center

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Please join the Springfield Fire Department and partners CoxHealth, Mercy, the City of Springfield, Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury University, Evangel University, City Utilities and the Springfield-Greene C...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Agencies collaborate to ensure successful Presidential visit Friday

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As law enforcement agencies from across southwest Missouri complete the final preparations for President Trump’s visit Friday, City Manager Jason Gage wishes to express his appreciation to the multiple agencies collaborating to ensure...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Busy second quarter for Springfield Fire Department

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The support of the Springfield community in the passage of the Level Property Tax is allowing for the purchase of property, vehicles and equipment for the Springfield Fire Department. Property purchased in the 1900 block of West Colle...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Springfield woman dies after Wednesday structure fire on North Johnston Avenue

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The Springfield Fire Department responded to the 2600 block of North Johnston Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 8 for a reported structure fire. One female was found at the scene with extensive burns. She was transported to a local hospital, ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Agencies to collaborate for mass casualty/active threat drill Friday morning

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Law enforcement, the fire department, emergency medical services and two local educational institutions will drill to test the components of a mass casualty/active threat plan 9-11 a.m., Friday Aug. 3 at Missouri State Unive...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Springfield's 7th National Night Out 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Nichols Park

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Each August, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and Springfield neighborhoods send a message to criminals: Springfield neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Aug. 7 will mark Springfield’s 7th annual National ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Heather Parker joins Springfield Fire Department as Fire and Life Safety Educator

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Heather Parker has joined the Springfield Fire Department as its Fire and Life Safety Educator. Parker’s duties will consist of developing and implementing fire prevention and safety education curriculum consistent...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Fire Dept. highlights importance of sprinklers as agencies recognize Home Fire Sprinkler Day May 19

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The Springfield Fire Department is joining with other communities and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)  in support of re...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Springfield Fire Department releases Quarterly Fire Safety Report

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In February, the Fire Department continued to shift its focus toward community risk reduction. In support of this shift, the Prevention Division was officially renamed the Community Risk Reduction Division. Community Risk Reduction (C...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Springfield Fire Department releases 2017 Annual Report

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According to Springfield Fire Chief David Pennington in the Springfield Fire Department’s 2017 Annual Report, 2017 was a year of leadership transition and positive community activity.

Pennington was named fire chief in May, h...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Free life-saving training at National “Stop the Bleed” Day event March 31

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Whether it’s a mass casualty event, a bad traffic crash or even a farming accident, bystanders who know how to stop massive bleeding can save lives.

It’s why the National Security Council Staff and the White House i...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Springfield Fire Department launches new educational campaign

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Springfield Fire Department launches new educational campaign to reduce home fires

The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce the launch of its second program of Project RED Zone. The "Don't Be a Dummy" ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Media advisory: SFD promotion ceremony scheduled for Tuesday morning

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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Promotion ceremony for 8 members of the Springfield Fire Department

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13th, 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: Springfield Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield, Room 109

Details: The Springfield Fire Department is pro...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Springfield Fire Department releases 2017 Community Engagement Report.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Springfield Fire Department releases Quarterly Fire Safety Report

During 2017, the Springfield Fire Department engaged more than 40,000 citizens through their community education efforts. Details highlighting the Department's yearlo...

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2017 Community Engagement Report Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Springfield Fire Department implements community risk reduction plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Springfield Fire Department implements community risk reduction plan

The Springfield Fire Department is shifting its focus to community risk reduction. Community risk reduction (CRR)  involves identifying and prioritizing r...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2018

City seeking proposals for sale and reuse of former fire stations

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The City of Springfield is hoping the development community can give two old fire stations new life.

The City is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for the purchase and reuse of former Fire Station 1 at 235 N. Kimbrough and fo...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2017

Residential fires in Springfield homes fall to 10-year low

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Residential fires in Springfield homes fall to 10-year low

Just 8 months into the Springfield Fire Department's most aggressive community risk reduction campaign to date, residential fires and fire-related injuries in the City of Spr...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Springfield man burned at the gas pump has died

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Man burned at a Springfield gas pump has died

A Florida man burned at a Springfield gas station November 15th has died. Chad Richards, 55, was filling up his vehicle at a gas station when a spark ignited nearby gasoline fumes. Richar...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Fire chief accepted into Fire Service Executive Development Institute

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs has announced that Chief David Pennington of the Springfield Fire Department has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.  Chief Pennington com...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Media advisory: Springfield Fire Department to hold cooking safety demonstration Wednesday afternoon

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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Cooking safety demonstration

WHEN: Wednesday, November 22, 1:00 PM

WHERE: Springfield Fire Department Station #8, 1405 S. Scenic

DETAILS: Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of house fires and fire-related injuries in Springfie...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Springfield man dies in smoking-related fire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Springfield man dies in smoking-related fire

A Springfield man has died, following a smoking-related fire. On November 12th, firefighters were called to the home on the 2000 block of N. Main for a medical call. Firefighters found 70-...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Media advisory: Springfield Fire Department to receive drone Friday morning

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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Official donation of the "Phantom 4 Quadcopter" drone by Westside Stone, LLC

WHEN: Friday, November 17th at 10:30 am.

WHERE: Museum of the Springfield Fire Department Headquarters, inside Historic City Hall located at 830 Boonv...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Kidde recalls 40 million fire extinguishers

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For Immediate Release

Kidde, a fire safety manufacturer, has issued a recall of 40 million fire extinguishers.  Springfield residents who received a free fire extinguishers from the Springfield Fire Department from August 2016 through August 2017 ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Springfield Fire Department to host first "Truck or Treat" event Thursday evening

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 For Immediate Release: Springfield Fire Department to host first "Truck or Treat" event Thursday evening

The Springfield Fire Department is partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for its first ever "Truc...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Media advisory: SFD promotion ceremony scheduled for Tuesday afternoon

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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Swearing in of 5 new members of the Springfield Fire Department command staff

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17th, 2:00pm

WHERE: lobby of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville

Details: The Springfield Fire Department is welcoming several...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Springfield Fire Department welcomes new members to command staff

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The Springfield Fire Department is welcoming several new members to its command staff. After a nationwide search, Fire Chief David Pennington has appointed two assistant fire chiefs, a division chief and two new battalion chiefs to serve the City of Sprin...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Springfield Fire Department kicks of Fire Prevention Month with visits to 10,000 children

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October is Fire Prevention Month. The Springfield Fire Department will once again use the designation as an opportunity to educate Springfield citizens about fire safety. In cooperation with Springfield Public Schools and se...

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Fire Safety for Students Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Victims of morning house fire credit Project RED Zone with early notification.

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For Immediate Release: While still under investigation, Springfield fire marshals say this morning's fire on the 800 block of south Missouri appears to be accidental. It started in the upstairs apartment of a 3-unit apartment home. The occupants of the lo...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 19 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will for the sixth year, donate half of its gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 19, to the Springfield Police Foundation and the Springfield Fire Department’...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Springfield Fire Department Awarded $654,505 SAFER Grant

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The Springfield Fire Department has received notification of a grant award from the Department of Homeland Security, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program in the amount of $654,505, to add seven additional firefighters to the F...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017Nichols Park, 1900 W. Nichols

  • Crime, health and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Games and children’s activities
  • Free hot dogs and ice cream
  • Music and karaoke
  • Police Department vs...
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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Springfield Fire Department offers free fire extinguishers and escape ladders for families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Springfield Fire Department offers free fire extinguishers and escape ladders for families

The Springfield Fire Department will be holding fire extinguisher and escape ladder giveaways throughout July and August, while supplies last....

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Springfield Fire Department takes steps to reduce job-related injuries

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Springfield Fire Department takes steps to reduce job-related injuries

Each year, Springfield Firefighters must perform a physical agility test (PAT) to ensure they can still meet the physical requirements of the job. This year, ins...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Springfield Fire Department breaks ground on new training tower

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -Springfield Fire Department breaks ground on new training tower

Construction began this week on a new four-story, $600,000 training training tower that will be built at the Springfield Fire Department Training Annex located at 3131 S...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2017

David Pennington sworn in as Springfield Fire Chief

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a nationwide search, City Manager Greg Burris has named Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Pennington fire chief effective May 28. He was sworn in May 26.

A fire chief search committee comprised of City staff, Liberty Fire ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

David Pennington named Springfield Fire Chief

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a nationwide search, City Manager Greg Burris has named Assistant Fire Chief of Operations David Pennington fire chief effective May 28.

A fire chief search committee comprised of City staff, Liberty Fire Chief Mike Snider and lo...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Springfield Fire Department arrests suspect in Ambassador Apartments fires

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The Springfield Fire Department on Friday presented a case to the Greene County Prosecutor’s office with details associated with two arson fires at 1235 East Elm St. in Springfield. The suspect, 24-year-old Dillon ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

David Pennington named interim Fire Chief

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City Manager Greg Burris has named David Pennington to serve as interim Fire Chief. Pennington temporarily replaces David Hall, who retired from the Fire Department Jan. 27. 

Chief Pennington began his fire service c...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2017

Springfield Fire Department arrests suspect in multiple arsons

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The Springfield Fire Department on Friday presented a case to the Greene County Prosecutor’s office with details associated with multiple arson fires in the area of 620 W. Scott Street, near Franciscan Villa, an affordable h...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Public service agencies prepared for impending weather event

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Springfield’s public service agencies held a press conference Thursday about the forecasted ice event for Thursday night into Saturday.

“Although we don’t expect this event to come near the severity of the 2007 event, our public servic...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Fire Department presents staffing and deployment recommendations to Council

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At the Jan. 10 Council Lunch, the Springfield Fire Department presented the City Council with various options for staffing and deployment as a follow up to its presentation in December. At the original presentation...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Fire deaths continue to plague Springfield in 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fire deaths continue to plague Springfield

Springfield -- Despite a reduction in residential fires overall in 2016, Springfield's fire death rate continues to trend upward, according to a year-end report. Department statistics show f...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Fire Chief David Hall announces resignation to join MSU

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Springfield Fire Chief David Hall has announced his resignation from the City of Springfield to join Missouri State University as its first emergency preparedness manager on Feb. 1, 2017. He will manage planning, budgeting, ...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Springfield Fire Department shares study data

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The Springfield Fire Department is conducting a staffing and deployment study that could significantly improve its responses within the community by moving personnel and equipment currently assigned to two slower stations to...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Springfield Firefighter receives Medal of Valor for water rescues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Firefighter Michael Kuss is the recipient of a Medal of Valor for a swiftwater rescue incident to which he responded on May 29th, 2015. During the incident, FF Kuss, along with Res...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Springfield fire department investigating another vacant house fire

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Investigators are looking into another fire in a vacant structure. The fire occurred early Sunday morning in a duplex on the 800 block of South Robberson. While the investigation is still open, investigators believe the fire was inten...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Vacant structure fires both dangerous and costly

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A fire in a vacant structure last Tuesday night is symbolic of a problem Springfield Fire Chief David Hall says is both dangerous and costly.

The Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant single-family house at 11:30 p.m...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2016

Springfield Fire Department stations open to trick-or-treaters this Halloween

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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 ...Read on...

More Halloween Safety Tips Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2015

Fire Department partners with Parents as Teachers to provide families with fire extinguishers

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During the month of October, which is designated as Fire Prevention Month, the Springfield Fire Department will give 270 residential fire extinguishers to Parents as Teachers participants. Families will also be eligible for free s...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Springfield Fire Department announces change in phone numbers

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Please be informed that as of September 28, 2016, the Springfield Fire Department administrative offices has a new phone number. To reach fire department headquarters, citizens should now call 874-2300. In case of an emergency, di...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Overnight fire caused by careless disposal of a cigarette

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The Springfield Fire Department is reminding smokers to dispose of their cigarettes safely, following an overnight apartment fire.

Springfield firefighters were called to Essex Apartments on West Battlefield around 1:45 a.m. T...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Springfield Fire Department promotes smoke alarm safety in Springfield homes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor media only: for more information, call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 874-2301.Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Springfield Fire Department Hosts 3rd Annual Girls on Fire Event

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The Springfield Fire Department will host the 3rd Annual Girls on Fire recruitment event on Saturday, September 24th. During the free event, attendees can participate in a variety of hands-on activities to get a taste of what it’s...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments.

Last year's dona...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2016

Springfield Firefighters receive international recognition for water rescues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce that Rescue Specialist Marc Becker and Firefighter Michael Kuss, along with a Logan-Rogersville firefighters Grant Peters and Roy Harris, will be recognized by the International As...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Springfield Fire Department encourages safety while using toasters

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A recent fire in a Springfield apartment complex highlights the importance of using caution if you have a toaster in your home. The fire demonstrated that, even when not in use, a toaster can cause a fire.

A toaster is to blam...Read on...

Recall Information Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2016

Springfield Fire Chief David Hall recognized for outstanding leadership

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The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Chief David Hall was named the 2016 recipient of the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership June 14 at the annual alumni meeting of Leadership Springfield. Hall ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Springfield fire captain graduates from Executive Fire Officer Program

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The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce that Captain Heith Aldridge has graduated from the National Fire Academy's (NFA) prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Burn demonstration rescheduled for Thursday

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The Springfield Fire Department will show the dangers of hoarding during a live burn demonstration Thursday, May 5, 2016. The side-by-side burn was postponed Wednesday due to high winds.

It will be the first of its kind and wi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Burn demonstration postponed due to high winds.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HIGH WINDS. STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON WHEN IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

The Springfield Fire Department will show the dangers of hoarding during a live burn demonstration Wednesday, May 4, 20...Read on...

Safe and Sanitary Homes Program Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2016

Burn demonstration to highlight dangers of excessive clutter

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The Springfield Fire Department will show the dangers of hoarding during a live burn demonstration Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The side-by-side burn will be the first of its kind and will show the impact hoarding and excessive clutter...Read on...

Safe and Sanitary Homes Program Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2016

Deadly house fire caused by unattended candle

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The Greene County Medical Examiners report shows 24-year-old Timothy L. Stain died of smoke inhalation from a house fire in his home on March 12, 2016. Springfield Fire Department investigators determined the cause of the fire wa...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2016

Springfield Fire Department Annual Report highlights accomplishments and future goals.

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The 2015 Annual Report captures the sites, stats and news from the Fire Department. Along with stunning photos from the year, the report highlights the accomplishments of a very busy Water Rescue Team. As the result of two major ...Read on...

2015 Annual Report Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2016

Springfield Fire Department Hosts Residential Sprinkler Summit

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A burn demonstration will be the highlight of a daylong event aimed at educating attendees about residential fire sprinklers. The Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit includes information on the differences in systems, the costs, p...Read on...

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

Local, statewide organizations collaborate, bring Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit to Springfield

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Learn about residential fire sprinklers at the Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 23, at the Springfield Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 West Battlefield Road in Springfield. The event is h...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2016

Victim in morning house fire identified

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The victim from the fire at the Forest Hills Apartments in the 2900 block of East University Street this morning has been identified as 24-year-old Timothy L. Strain. The results of the fire investigation are pending until the out...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2016

Fatality fire in 2900 block of East University Street

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The Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to an early morning fire at the Forest Hills Apartments in the 2900 block of East University Street, which left one victim dead. The fire was reported to 9-1-1 at 4:54 a.m. The fire i...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: February 29, 2016

Walmart Neighborhood Market donates $1000 to free smoke alarm program

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The Springfield Fire Department is expanding its free smoke alarm program to ensure families have adequate smoke alarm protection. Smoke alarms more than double a person's chances of surviving a fire. To increase these odds even m...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2016

Investigators look into cause of fire that claimed life of 4-year-old

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Investigators continue to look into the cause of a Thursday house fire that resulted in the death of 4-year-old Ben Garrison early Friday morning. The 4-year-old was home with his father and 18-month-old brother when the fire brok...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2015

Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, good food, and sadly, sometimes holiday tragedies. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 76 cooking fires in Springfield. At 22%, cooking fires are the leading cause of stru...Read on...

Cooking Safety Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2015

Fire incident contained at quarry

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A truck working in a mine at Springfield Underground near Haseltine Road, north of Chestnut, has caught fire. Springfield Fire Department responded, and 7 employees and 17 individuals from nearby businesses and homes were evacuated safely out of an abunda...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2015

Springfield Fire Department concludes Fire Prevention Month with record-breaking numbers

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Fire Prevention Month has come to a close and nearly 10,000 Springfield children are now a little safer thanks to the dedication of a team of Springfield Firefighters. During 16 days in October, thirty-one firefighters volunteere...Read on...

Fire Safety for Students Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2015

Fire Department responds to vehicle fire inside quarry

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Springfield Fire Department has responded to a vehicle fire inside the quarry, located near Haseltine and Chestnut. Officials are using an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of those in the area. More information will be provided as it becomes ava...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2015

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2015

Save a life and learn how to save your own today at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

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The Springfield Fire Department, Battlefield Fire Protection District and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks are partnering to help save lives this Fire Prevention Month.

Those who donate blood 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Communit...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2015

Springfield Fire Department kicks of Fire Prevention Month with visits to 10,000 children

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October is Fire Prevention Month. The Springfield Fire Department will once again use the designation as an opportunity to educate Springfield citizens about fire safety. In cooperation with Springfield Public Schools and several ...Read on...

Fire Safety for Students Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2015

Springfield Fire Department provides fire safety education to middle and high schoolers

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Members of the Springfield Fire Department are going back to high school. As part of a new fire safety program aimed at middle and high school students, educators with the Springfield Fire Department will visit numerous schools te...Read on...

Fire Safety for Students Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Corrected News Release: Investigators confirm names of individuals killed in Springfield house fire

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Corrected news release: The Springfield Fire Department can now confirm the identities of the two individuals killed in a house fire September 7. While the final autopsy report is pending, using medical records, the Greene County ...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2015

Fire marshals confirm the remains of two individuals were found inside burned house

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Springfield Fire Marshals have confirmed that the remains of two individuals were found in the debris of an overnight house fire in north Springfield. Firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire on the 2000 block of North Grant j...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2015

Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive Scheduled for Thursday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield Fire Department encourages you to help save a life during the Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive tomorrow. The drive, held in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, will be held Thursday, August 27...

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Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2015

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, good food, and sadly, sometimes holiday tragedies. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 66 cooking fires in Springfield. Most of these fires could have been avoided. To protec...

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Cooking Safety Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

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Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outlined in the 2014 Annual Report of the Springfield Fire Department. The Annual Report highlights the continued commitment of the F...Read on...

2014 Annual Report Springfield Fire Department News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Christmas trees pose fire hazard if not cared for properly

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Christmas trees pose fire hazard if not cared for properly

The Springfield Fire Department is reminding residents that Christmas trees must be properly cared for to avoid fires this holiday season. According to the National Fire Prot...

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Christmas Tree Safety Tip Sheet Springfield Fire Department News Releases