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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As fall has arrived, the Springfield Fire Department hopes you are able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful time of year. If your fall plans include having an outdoor recreational fire, please keep in mind that this year alone, the Springfield Fire Department has responded to more than 300 calls for unauthorized burning. Open burning is not allowed in the City limits except for specific situations that require a bonfire permit.
Please review the tips below for safe outdoor burning.
“Fire alarms play a vital role in saving lives and should be replaced every 10 years,” said Fire Chief David Pennington. If you need a new smoke alarm visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/1990/Smoke-Alarms or contact the Springfield Fire Department at [email protected] or 417-874-2300 to request a free smoke alarm.
For media only: For more information, call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.