Springfield, MO

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    After a safe start to 2015, May fires raise concerns for firefighters

    Despite a decrease in home fires for the first third of 2015, recent large fires in two Springfield apartment complexes highlights need to remind tenants to focus on safety. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department and OTC partner to provide realistic medical training

    Over the next two weeks Springfield Fire crews will be training in Ozarks Technical Community College's Simulation Center. Crews will use patient simulators to review obstetrical and newborn emergencies. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department receives 600 smoke alarm batteries from community partner

    The Springfield Fire Department would like to thank Battery Outfitters for the donation of smoke alarm batteries to help keep residents safe from fire. The Department currently installs batteries in smoke alarms of Springfield residents free of charge. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department offers free home safety surveys

    Most of home fires are completely preventable.To better protect the community, the Springfield Fire Department is launching a new home safety campaign. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department proposes changes to better protect tenants in a fire

    The Department is recommending that owners and landlords of all 1-or-2 family rental properties be required to install smoke alarms on every level, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Read on...
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    Investigation finds apartment fire caused by careless cooking

    Investigators say Robert Jenkins, 32, was heating a pan of oil in his apartment on the 2700 block of W. Whiteside March 11, when it caught on fire. Read on...
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    Fire investigators release name of man killed in house fire

    Springfield Fire Marshals continue to investigate a fire that occurred on the 700 block of East Morningside Monday morning resulting in the death of 58-year old Jimmie Eugene Cotner. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Marshals investigate fatal fire

    Springfield Fire Marshals are investigating a fire that occurred on the 700 block of East Morningside, resulting in the death of one man. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department honors 2014's Firefighter and Fire Officer of the Year

    Springfield Fire Personnel were honored for their exemplary achievements during an awards ceremony Wednesday evening. Read on...
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    Three deaths being investigated in house fire

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where a house fire occurred this morning at 2246 N. Roosevelt. Read on...
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    Springfield firefighters encourage residents to heat homes safely this winter

    Despite the warmer temperatures, in the last week, Springfield Fire crews have responded to 5 fires caused by home heating. Read on...
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    Firefighters head to Nicaragua to help construct new homes

    Four Springfield Firefighters are heading to Nicaragua this month to help construct new homes through Rainbow Network, a Springfield-based non-profit.
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    House fires continue to fall in Springfield

    Springfield firefighters responded to 236 house fires in Springfield in 2014, down 16% from 3 years ago. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Stations promote environmental sustainability

    Ten of Springfield’s Fire Stations are now “vermicomposting” sites where food scraps are recycled instead of discarded with the help of worms. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire recruits prepare to graduate

    On Friday, December 12th, eleven new recruits will graduate from the Springfield Fire Department’s Basic Training Academy. Read on...
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    Springfield Firefighters Encourage Residents to Heat Homes Safely This Winter

    Despite the warmer temperatures, in the last week, Springfield Fire crews have responded to 5 fires caused by home heating. Read on...
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    Backpack found near downtown bank not a threat

    The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have determined the backpack found in front of U.S. Bank at 417 E. St. Louis Street did not contain any hazardous materials. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department investigating backpack left at U.S. Bank in downtown Springfield

    The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad is currently on scene at U.S. Bank, 417 E. St. Louis Street, investigating an unattended bag left there. The entire block has been evacuated to establish a safe perimeter. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department investigates hazardous device found on the Square

    Passersby noticed a suspicious looking object lying on the square Saturday evening around 9:00 pm. They notified a police officer who then contacted the Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad. Read on...
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    Bomb Squad determines suspicious item in luggage at airport not an explosive device

    After a thorough analysis, Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad determined a suspicious package flagged by TSA’s screening process at the Springfield Branson National Airport this morning, was not an explosive device. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad responds to suspicious item in luggage at Springfield airport

    At approximately 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21, TSA screening equipment detected a suspicious item in a piece of luggage at Springfield Branson National Airport. The checkpoint was shut down and the airport initiated its emergency protocol. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department shares home heating safety tips

    With the potential for snow around the corner, it is a good time to take some steps to ensure your home is fire safety this winter season. Read on...
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    Twelve Springfield students win ride to school in a fire engine

    The Springfield Fire Department announced the winners of its “Ride to School in a Fire Engine” contest on its Facebook page today. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Receives Smoke Alarm and Battery Donation Ahead of Major Smoke Alarm Campaign

    The donation of 400 smoke alarms and nearly 200 batteries will help the Springfield Fire Department reach its goal of making sure every child in Springfield lives in a home with a working smoke alarm. Read on...
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    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Read on...
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    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

    City Council considered an agreement tonight reached between the City and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargaining Unit of the Springfield Fire Department). Read on...
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    Charges filed against suspected arsonist

    Timothy L. Farnsworth is charged with first and second degree arson. Investigators believe he lit 4 fires in 22 minutes on Springfield's west side. Read on...
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    "Girls on Fire" recruitment event encourages women to consider firefighting as a career

    Do you have what it takes to be a Springfield Firefighter? Women from across the Ozarks will find out at the "Girls on Fire" recruitment event hosted by the Springfield Fire Department today. Read on...
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    Fire Dept. kicks off Fire Prevention Month with visits to every Springfield elementary school

    The Springfield Fire Department will visit nearly 400 classrooms and 10,000 children during Fire Prevention Month. Each classroom will receive valuable - potentially life-saving - fire safety lessons. Read on...
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    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

    This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin will donate 100 percent of meal check amounts to the City’s police and fire departments. Read on...
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    Online training promotes safety in Springfield's bars and nightclubs

    The Springfield Fire Department created the online training tool to reduce overcrowding and other safety hazards associated with bars and nightclubs. Read on...
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    Recruitment event encourages women to consider career of firefighting

    The Springfield Fire Department will host the "Girls on Fire" Recruitment Event October 18th from 9am to 3pm at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department urges residents to properly maintain clothes dryers to prevent fires

    In just one week, Springfield Firefighters have responded to two fires caused by improperly maintained clothes dryers, causing a total of $45,000 in damage. Both fires were caused by the build-up of lint. Read on...
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    Springfield City Council recognizes Springfield LifeSave designees

    Springfield City Council formally recognized three Springfield businesses for completing the “50/50 Challenge” to become the latest Springfield LifeSave Plus organizations. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department receives $2,000 grant to promote fire safety

    FM Global presented the check today. It will fund 4,000 fire safety activity books for Springfield elementary students. Read on...
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    Media Advisory: Springfield Fire Department to receive $2000 grant from FM Global

    The funds will be used to pay for 4,000 fire safety activity books for students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Marshals investigate 4 vacant home fires in just 3 weeks

    Fire Marshals are asking for neighbors to be on alert, as they investigate 4 fires in vacant homes since the beginning of August. They believe three of those fires were intentionally set. Read on...
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    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to replace its self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Read on...
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    Fire Department reminds drivers to slow down in school zones

    As students get ready to head back to class, the Springfield Fire Department is reminding drivers to use caution while behind the wheel. The fact is, firefighters respond to more medical emergencies than to fires. Read on...
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    Cause of Midtown fire under investigation

    Springfield fire marshals are investigating a house fire that destroyed an empty home on the 1500 block of North Jefferson. Read on...
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    Additional information released in fire-related fatality

    Ashli Hilton, 30, died as the result of a fire-related incident in the 1300 block of East Pacific Tuesday evening. Read on...
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    Media invited to meeting with area tent vendors to discuss propose

    Springfield Fire Department will meet with area tent vendors July 31 to discuss proposed changes to tent guidelines. Read on...
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    Firefighters rescue 54-year-old from house on South Warren

    Springfield Fire Department investigators have identified the female that was rescued from her burning home in the 500 block of South Warren as Carmen Sue Plumb, age 54. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department warns about the dangers of exploding targets

    As exploding targets such as Tannerite and other similar brands become more popular, the Springfield Fire Department warns that using these products can be dangerous and potentially illegal. Read on...
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    Reminder: fireworks are illegal within Springfield city limits

    Fireworks vendors just outside the City limits will once again begin selling fireworks this weekend. The Springfield Fire Department reminds all citizens that it is illegal to possess, manufacture, store, sell, handle or discharge fireworks in the city. Read on...
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