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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Firefighters to visit 53 classrooms during October’s Fire Prevention Month


After a year of virtual learning and fire safety education, the Springfield Fire Department is excited to celebrate Fire Prevention Month back in the classroom. 

“In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SFD went virtual to connect with our students to provide important fire and life safety education, providing our curriculum through a series of seven videos. I am excited that our firefighters are once again in our schools. We are so appreciative of Springfield Public Schools and area private schools for their partnership and for prioritizing the safety of our children,” said Fire Chief David Pennington.

October is Fire Prevention Month. SFD firefighters are scheduled throughout the community in 53 preschool and elementary classrooms providing age-appropriate fire and life safety education and skills to keep our children safe from fire.

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 risk from fire in the community.

“Community Risk Reduction is about prioritizing our risks as a community and working together to invest the time and resources necessary to reduce them,” said Pennington.

The Fire Department offers free smoke alarms and batteries to anyone in need. If you need a smoke alarm or replacement battery or would like to have your alarm(s) tested, please contact the Fire Department at 417-874-2300 to schedule an appointment, or by 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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