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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 College Street will be the site of Fire Station 13. The design phase will begin in January 2019.
The department took delivery of a new 100-foot aerial apparatus in June. After final training is complete, the apparatus will be assigned to Fire Station 2 located on Commercial Street. A light-duty rescue truck will be delivered in early August for assignment to Fire Station 4, located on north Delaware Avenue. An additional 100-foot aerial, and an engine company, are currently in the purchasing process for delivery in late 2019 or early 2020.
The Fire Department continues to make progress with Project RED Zone. Currently, the Fire Department is working in the Westside Community Betterment Association area of the City. In the second quarter of 2018, we have visited 1,621 residences, installed 228 alarms, replaced 58 batteries and tested 442 alarms.
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For more information, contact the Fire Department Media Line at 417-874-2301.