FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
While 2020 was challenging in many ways, it was also a period of growth and opportunity for the Springfield Fire Department.
In addition to responding to more than 12,400 incidents in 2020, the department worked with partner agencies in the community to respond to and address the rise in opioid-related incidents, the prevalence and challenges of vacant structures and the demands presented by COVID-19.
The Fire Department continued to provide fire and life safety education and information to citizens through newly developed video and virtual formats, while the Community Risk Reduction division launched the Occupancy Assessment Project for the development of a risk-based model for understanding the safety inspection, fire protection and fire suppression needs of Springfield.
Read about all of this and more in the Fire Department’s 2020 Annual Report, available to read via flipbook or PDF.
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